Offered here is one of the cleanest and coolest classic cars we've had for sale, at a very affordable price point. This 1961 Ford Thunderbird 2-Door Coupe has been the beloved summer cruiser of a local classic car mechanic for the past 15 years. He is just the third owner and has traced the car back to its original owner from Detroit, Michigan. The car has just under 53,000 original miles.
The car remains highly original. It is finished in the factory Raven Black (code A) over the original Black Vinyl (code 56) interior, and it has been repainted. It is powered by the original, numbers matching 390ci/300hp V8 mated to the column-shifting automatic Cruise-O-Matic transmission with rear-wheel drive. The transmission and rear end are also original. Mechanically, this car could drive to California and back without hesitation. Recent work includes steering box rebuild, transmission filter and oil, new complete exhaust, water pump, front-end alignment and tune-up. The wheels and tires are not original, although we think they make the stance of the car look fantastic. The original wheels, original manual, shop manual, car cover, receipts, extra keys and extra parts are all included with the sale.
You will be hard pressed to find another third-generation thunderbird this well-cared for. It is an awesome looking and equally awesome running vehicle. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our website. Call or e-mail if interested, or to make a reasonable offer. Thank you for looking.
1 - Model Year: 1961
Y - Assembly Plant: Wixom
71 - Series: 2-Door Hardtop
Z - Engine: 390ci/300hp 4V V8
109655 - Production Sequence
Data Tag Decoder:
63A - Body: 2-Door Hardtop
A - Color: Raven Black
56 - Trim: Black Vinyl
01M - Date: December 1, 1961
4 - Transmission: Cruise-O-Matic
F - Axle: 3.10 (Equa-Lock type)