Luxury and style are a guarantee on a classic like this 1965 Ford Thunderbird convertible. But seldom do you also find such a well-presented example of a rare car like this. So make sure to look over the details, but don't take too long, or you could miss the best fourth-gen T-bird around.
We know why you love this car. It's a classic cruising droptop from that perfect few years where the square second-generation and rounded third-generation cars were blended into an artful and iconic design. But the real irresistibility factor comes from the details. The trim around the hood scoop, factory hubcaps, fender skirts, and so much more let you know this is a cherished classic of distinction. The factory-correct Frost Turquoise is one of those pastels that perfectly represents the '60s. It was given a respray later in life, and the extra investment then still shows today as it has a great gloss and shine that makes this convertible truly great for every sunny day. And speaking of shine, these Thunderbirds had brightwork that could be measured in acres, and so it's great to see that this one is complete from the shark nose to the wide emblem between the taillights. And yes, those rear lights are the debut year for the ultra-cool sequential units that really helped give this premium personal luxury machine some extra distinction.
We know you love the way the white roof looks against the pastel paint, and the good news is, this droptop has a matching white interior. So it's a classic that looks fantastic with the top up or down. Personal luxury really meant something in 1965, as the tasteful bucket seat interior still has the Thunderbird emblems embedded in the power adjusting front seats. Even the rear offers individual space and plenty of eye candy. A center console was artfully integrated into the driver-oriented cockpit, and it includes all the right features, such as the AM/FM radio. The gauges have that 60s-cool setup that's 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 to finish the gauge package. With style a priority in these T-birds, the swing-away steering wheel was also standard. But we know the features you're going to like the best are the power windows and power folding roof. That means you can go from enclosed luxury to a wind-in-your-hair experience without ever leaving the driver's seat. And thanks to factory air conditioning, you have the potential to do this all through the summer season.
The big block 390 cubic-inch V8 was the only motor available in '65, and that's because the four-barrel carb setup gave it the more than enough power and torque to keep everyone happy. You'll love the way the golden valve covers and air topper give it a premium presentation. Plus, all the factory-correct decals make this a show-stopper all on its own. But more than just a showpiece, T-birds like this were meant for cruising. The V8 fires up easily and makes a nice sound out of the dual exhaust – it's not like a muscle car, but instead, a confident and mature rumble. The three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes make this is an ideal all-day runner. There's even cruise control for the long haul.
Ford only produced 6,846 Thunderbird convertibles for '65, so finding a complete one all these decades later is already a rare treat. That's why you know such a well sored and cherished example like this (it even includes the owner's manual) is a fleeting opportunity. Don't miss out, call today!