This much classic luxury, elegance, and rarity is usually never this affordable. With an unbeatable factory color combination, plenty of features, and a recently rebuilt 390 V8 under the hood, this 1965 Ford Thunderbird convertible has style to spare at a price that leaves you with cash to spare.
This T-bird is about more than just owning an American classic wrapped in its glossy and factory-correct Brittany Blue. It's about showcasing that brief time in automotive history when designers ruled over engineers, and they got to build the cars they wanted. This droptop really got to develop its long and sleek lines with great full-length styling touches, like the crease that starts at the top of the artful chrome grille, frames the headlights, runs the full profile, and doesn't stop until it has framed those cool sequential taillights. You also see it in places like the hood scoop that runs all the way back to the windshield, and the line that even incorporates the rear wheel covers. Ford took their time crafting this convertible, and thanks to good sheetmetal, you get to see all of those details clearly today. A recent respray of the factory color has it shining brightly, and it goes perfectly with the newer white folding roof. The all-important brightwork is quite nice with investments in places like the front to keep the grille shining brightly. Along the side, the trim is so complete that you even get the correct wheel covers. And we all love how the rear chrome panel that fully frames the dip in the trunk's sheetmetal. Some of our pictures show a very cool matching blue tonneau cover that goes over the back seats. Ford was done with the ultra-rare factory Sports Roadster models in '65. Instead, this one offers the versatility of a back seat and a much more reasonable price, but you can still wow your friends with the removable fiberglass cover when you want.
In fact, that tonneau nicely blends the two shades of blue that make up the interior and exterior. So we know you'll really love showing off how the Arcadia Blue vinyl so nicely coordinates with the outside color in a very European-like presentation. Personal luxury really meant something in 1965. And so while there is plenty of space for up to three more family and friends to ride in luxury, this is really all about you. A center console was artfully integrated into the driver-oriented cockpit. The gauges have that 60s-cool setup that is so intricate that we know no factory would ever dare try it again in modern times. The ribbon-style speedometer sits on top, and four fashionable individual round pods finish the gauge package. You have all the controls at your fingertips, including the power windows and power convertible top. So you can go from enclosed luxury to a wind-in-your-hair experience without ever leaving the driver's seat.
Because the interior and exterior look like they are ready to show off, the engine bay is quite tidy, too. The golden valve covers, matching air topper, and all those correct decals are very fresh. But more than just look terrific, you'll love that this freshness is due to an engine rebuild that took place only a few months ago. And if that sounds like a great recipe for a dependable cruising classic, then you'll also be happy to know the three-speed automatic transmission was rebuilt as well. The V8 inhales deeply from the four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with calmed confidence out of the dual exhaust. As you look at the undercarriage photos, you're going to see more clean components that remind you all the right investments were made, including new tires and new shocks. Plus, power steering and front disc brakes keep this T-bird cruising confidently.
Ford only produced 6,846 Thunderbird convertibles for '65. So this was rare when new, and now even more unique over a half-century later. Complete with maintenance records and service manuals, the exceptional affordability for this well-presented Thunderbird droptop is just the cherry on top. Don't let this opportunity slip by, call today!