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1962 Ford Thunderbird Sport Roadster Convertible Near Concours Condition !

1962 Ford Thunderbird

Condition: New
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Type: Convertible
Trim: Sport Roadster
Year: 1962
Mileage: 39,000
VIN: 2Y825Z110282
Color: Black
Engine: 390 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Little Elm, Texas, United States

Description for Ford Thunderbird 1962

Up for sale is a 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sport Roadster, time capsule with A/C, in like new condition. This is a very low mileage, show quality example of a very rare species of bird; 1 of 1427 manufactured, 1 of 62 estimated Raven Black TSR's produced in 1962. The car has been transformed into automotive artistic sculpture with flawless show quality black paint and interior. This is one of the very few T/S/R for 1962 not painted red. The Art Querfeld designed; red interior is all new and shows no wear. New white convertible top, nicely detailed and painted finishes in the engine compartment, trunk and underneath the car. The only deviation from stock is the famous Goodyear Regatta, 75,000 mile warranty 14-215-R-70 radial white wall tires that look like new. The car runs and drives great and everything is working.I am a firm believer in knowing what you are buying, so if you are interested in the deep description read on!

Features and options:

This is a nicely optioned Thunderbird Sport Roadster. This is a list of the Thunderbird standard equipment includes, 300 horse power, 390, V8, 4bbl, Cruse-O-Matic transmission, power steering, power brakes, clock, factory tinted windows, interior and trunk lighting, swing away steering wheel, center console glove box windshield mounted rear view and side mirrors,2 speed wipers, heater. The other add options includes, A/C converted to 134a, AM radio, power driver seat, power lift windows, front seat belts, and windshield washers.

Sport Roadster equipment:

This Sport Roadsters is equipped with five original 48 spoke chrome Kelsey Hayes wire wheels with spinner and black badges, these wheels were shared with 3 other Thunderbird models. The following items were unique to only the Sport Roadster.The original fiberglass Tonneau cover that has an original Ford part numbered latch, with 3 special Roadster badge with patina and the original Roadster passenger emergency grab handle with patina. The car was scheduled for production on October 10th 1961 and has no anti-vibration weights and had wheel cover holes drilled with no studs or evidence of use.

Ownership history of the car:

The car is all numbers matching, no rust, no accidents and the car that never saw salt. The Thunderbird is from Oklahoma was garaged kept. It is exceptionally nice condition, always loved, pampered, adult owned, well serviced, non-smoker and High-Octane gas always used. The car includes most of the recites for the major restoration of the car that occurred between 2008 and 2011. The car had a 0 mile odometer installed in 2011 to commemorate the no expense spared restoration and has traveled 1,740 miles from that moment.

The car was last owned by a former WWII fighter pilot / oil company shuttle pilot in Oklahoma City. I believe he purchased it in the mid 2000's from the original owner. The car was given to his son, shortly before his death then sold to me. The pilot owner completed the ground up restoration in 2011 on this original low mileage car. The show quality paint jobhas little to no flaws with deep mirror like reflections, new white top, new red interior, freshdrive-trainwith no leaks, the underside of the car is highly detailed with all new and restoredparts with beautiful finishes with high levels for workmanship. The car is very clean all over, withnear perfect chrome and glass.

The cars restoration of the drive-train:

Everything works on the car and it runs and drives like new. The car has 39,000 original miles and nowhas1,740 miles since it'sdrive-trainrebuild in 2008. The original Z Code numbersmatching engine starts instantly, does not smoke, runs very quiet, no leaks and cools without issues. The Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission shifts smoothly and crisply. The entire engine compartment has undergone a complete restoration, including correctly painted & refinished hardware. It has a new the factory styleminimized2" dual exhaustsystem produces that pleasing Ford big block V8 rumble. Most all the parts on the car are original Ford OEM parts. It has all numbers matching original Thunderbird V8 parts.The 4 BBL carburetor was rebuilt and the car received a recent tune up, oil change and I greased all the cars fittings. It hasworking A/C, now 134a, smooth power steering, a new water pump, new battery, new fuel pump, new voltage regulator, new hose, new belts, new spark plugs, new cap, new rotor, new plug wires, new air /gas/oil filters, fresh fluids, new hood insulation pads, new engine decals, new shoe brakes and cylinders.The 2nd ownerdid most of with work, but I came behind him with attention to detail, updates, enhancementand brought it all to a higher level of excellence.The car runs and drives correct, very reliable and is ideal for year round car club cruising events and car shows. This car can be driven anywhere in the US reliably.

Restoration of the suspension undercarriage:

The undercarriage has a lot of new and restored parts with new hardware, screws and bolts all through the car.It has factory type black rust proofing and nicely painted black and silver finishes. newaluminiumsilver gas tank, newbrake lines, newaluminiumexhaust the front andrear suspensions was completely rebuilt with all new bushings, tie rod ends ball joints, new heavy duty coil over shocks, steering rag joint, wheel bearings brake cylinder, shoes brake hoses, new Goodyear tires on all four comers in 2011. It stops, accelerates, turns, brakes and feels good driving it. The car easily keeps up with modern traffic and is very comfortable cursing on the freeway at 80 miles per hour.

The cars glass rubber and bright work:

The car has never had cancer and does not have the bad pitting of the chrome and pop metal, like northern birds seems to have. All the chrome and stainless is in excellent original condition The front and rear bumpers are near perfect and were re-chromed in 2010 and have with no scratches, dents or other visible flaws All of the exterior stainless steel trim and chrome was removed, polished, and reinstalled. The original FoMoCo front windshield that looks new and has no rock chips or scratches and all the other glass is perfect as well. All the factory rubber seals on the car were replaced and look great. The old adage, it's so clean you can eat off it, applies to just about every surface of car.

The cars restoration of the interior:

The interior is cosmetically perfect, but has aimperfection on the passenger sun visor.The all red upholstery is new,both of the front and rear seating areas. New seat covers were installed, as well as new original style red loop pile carpet with factory type insulation underneath. It also has new red and white Thunderbird floor mats. All of the interior and exterior stainless steel trim and chrome was removed, polished, and reinstalled. The interior ribbed aluminum trim was also removed and restored to its original anodized silver finish. All interior panels, door panels, and the dash (which is perfect) were refinished or replaced in the restoration. Everything works in the car electrically in interior, including the clock radio and all the gauges and light bulbs. The radio has a new modern duel speaker set up. (Note the radio shown in the photos has been replaced with the correct working Ford Thunderbird factory AM radio.

The cars restoration of the exterior:

Flawless, show quality, Raven Black base coat clear coat performed on 2011. The paint was applied over original rust free, dent free body with almost no filler over its original black factory paint job. All the trim was removed and the car was sanded perfectly flat and straight body, the body leaves a perfect reflection that is very flat and shiny on all panels no chips, dents, dings or imperfections on the cars exterior surface. All of the finders, doors, hood, trunk and bumper are in correct alignment. The door jams, under the doors and the rocker panels a where they meet at the floor pan are perfect with no dents or repairs. All of the exterior stainless steel, ridge moldings are in excellent shape, as well as all the other chrome and stainless steel trim on the exterior. TheThunderbird'sexterior emblems are all invery good condition as well. New side view mirror and Plexiglas wind deflector for the wing windows and new correct radio antenna.

Convertible top and trunk:

The Thunderbird's convertible top is new, very white, no flaws and has a clear back panel with no crease or distortion. The car also has a new Bertex trunk mat kit. It all looks exceptionally nice, very clean and cosmetically near flawless. The top design is very noteworthy design element of the car. The convertible top is a totally over the top engineeredgizmo, with all its complex, orchestra solenoids, switches electric motors, hydraulicrams and sensors that completely automating the tops process up and down with just a push of button on the driver's door. The top operation is a real attention getting, crowd pleasing event at car shows. thetop has new, hydraulic pump, hydraulic rams and all new hoses, so the operation of opening and closing is very smooth and reliable and lasts for about a 90 seconds, unlike others on the market.

Some interesting things it comes with:

There are some interesting items that are included with the car. The original 1962 Ford Thunderbird Owners Operators Manual with unused Registration Cards in mint condition. The car also comes with a functional, possible factory original unused antique Goodyear spare tire. The spare is mounted to what looks like a unusedKelsey Hayes wire wheel. This bird comes with several original keys and 4 copies, a small keychain attached 1960’s vintage aluminum tag for border crossing from the US into Mexico. It also comes with very interesting, 1960 vintage silver and turquoise, Thunderbird; key fob from a very famous Casino in Vegas. The engraving on the back reads, "Thunderbird Hotel Las Vegas Nev." Also included is a 1960's era Bola, Route 66 type, Indian, handmade, Silver and Turquoise, spread wing Thunderbird. The T-Bird Bola hangs from the rear view mirror and is a lot cooler than fuzzy dice. The front vanity plate,really sets the car off, its red rose that matches the interior with black, white checker board pattern with gold trim that picks up the shape in the front grill. It is hand painted and signed and dated by the artist. This Sports Roadster is a real attention getting, show stealing carthat will win best of show at any local car show!

About this car:

Here are the codes on the door tag: Body 76A, Color A, Trim 55, Date Code 10K, (Oct 10th 61), this was a regular production car. As with all non-special-orderThunderbird'sbuilt in this time frame, the DSO code is blank, Axle 1, Trans 4. It was manufactured at the Wixom plant. The car has no deviation from the door tag. I just recently posted details about this car in the Thunderbird Registry. I believe I am the third real owner of the car and it spent most of its existence in a small town in Oklahoma. The car is located in the ThunderbirdRegistry, the site easily found on the internet, it is Registry #61912.

NADA Values For 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sport Roadster Original MSRP
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price" >Original
RetailAverage Retail Value
This vehicle would be in good condition overall. It could be an older restoration or a well-maintained original vehicle. Completely operable. The exterior paint, trim and mechanics are presentable and serviceable inside and out. A “20-footer”." >Average
Base Price$5,439$19,600$44,800$80,200
390/300 HP V8 Engine15%15%15%
Air Conditioning5%5%5%
TOTAL PRICE:$5,439$23,520$53,760$96,240

This rare Black Bird is an extraordinary site to behold and one Elvis Presley or Robert Conrad would be proud to drive and is a perfect future investment that can be enjoyed today.I am asking Average Retail for a T/S/R with A/C in way aboveaverage shape. Call Brad at972-207-1115 for moredetail and additional photos.Compare the rest,If you are looking for the best, this is the one!