1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster
Spectacular, full nut and bolt restoration
Displaying only 65,556 miles!
Just released from long-term ownership (over 14 years)
Rare and incredibly desirable factory 1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster
One of only 1,427 built!
390ci V8 with tastefully upgraded Tri-Power induction
Stunning factory color combination
Leather Seats With Power Driver Seat
Kelsey Hayes Chrome Wire Wheels With "Knock-Off" Hubcaps
New Whitewall Tires
One of the best restored examples that can be found on the market today!
A dream for the collector or enthusiast
The 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Raven Black over a stunning red leather interior. This desirable factory Sports Roadster underwent an incredible full nut and bolt restoration that was completed in 2004. Since its restoration, this Thunderbird was in the care of a meticulous owner for over 14 years and it presents as if it was just freshly restored. The impeccable engine compartment displays the correct 390ci V8 with tastefully upgraded tri-power carburation. This M-code specification induction intake was reputedly performed by the dealer when the vehicle was new which only adds to the appeal. We are especially proud to offer this stunning 1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates rarity and spectacular condition. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at [email protected] or (314)291-7000 for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Trades welcome. Financing available. Buy with confidence.
HISTORY OF THE THUNDERBIRD SPORTS ROADSTER
Ford Motor Company introduced the third generation Thunderbird in 1961. The new sleek, aerodynamic design was influenced by the fighter jets of the era and gave the Thunderbird a ready-for-takeoff appearance that some found inspiring. President-elect John F. Kennedy used 50 examples of Ford's new entry-level luxury model in his inaugural parade. The pinnacle of the third generation Thunderbird was the Sports Roadster package which was introduced in 1962 and only offered through the 1963 model year. The Sports Roadster was accented by special badging, a color matched passenger dash grab handle, and Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels with "knock off" style hubcaps. However, the primary difference was the removable tonneau cover that sealed off the back seat that didn't limit the use of the power convertible top when in place. This striking addition transformed the four seat arrangement into a sporty two seater that was reminiscent of the first generation Thunderbirds that were introduced in 1955. Only 1,427 Sports Roadsters were built for 1962; they were desired by many yet purchased by few. Today they have become the most sought-after model of all third generation Thunderbirds.
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