1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible,Rotisserie Restored!

$29,800

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This is a very nice example that is sure to help make its new caretaker many happy memories!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a two prior owner California car that has undergone a no-expense spared rotisserie restoration by renowned Thunderbird restorer Bud Gilroy from Temecula, Ca. This car was bought new by a professor from the University of California, Riverside. He loved this car and fully optioned it with all the dealer installed Sports Roadster items. He lived up in the foothills in Lake Arrowhead.

Bud Gilroy bought the car from the Professor in the same colors as it appears today. He bought the car in the early 1990’s and restored it for his wife to use.  I personally saw the car before restoration and loved it then!  It was in very nice orginal condition as only Southern California cars are.  It had relatively low mileage however we do not recall the original, pre-restoration mileage.

He restored every single part of the car, down to the most minute detail. The car spent over one year on a rotisserie. The bodywork was completed by a craftsman in Temecula that used absolutely no body filler. He used nothing but his hammers, blocks, sweat and heat.  Again, Bud Gilroy is a highly regarded and experienced restorers of Thunderbirds.  This example lives up to his reputation in every respect.

After several years the Gilroy’s completed the car. They enjoyed the car for several years and over 2,000 miles. The car was sold to us many years ago having never had the top lowered (they didn’t want wrinkles to appear on the top!).  This motorcar has less than 3,600 miles since its full restoration.

The car is fully optioned with air conditioning, heater, dealer supplied roadster-type tonneau cover, wire wheels, power steering, power brakes, power window, power seats, power convertible top, correct and original wire wheels, an aftermarket “Thunderbird” AM/FM cassette stereo, 390 cu in V-8 powered and new custom ordered Diamond Back radials.  Of course this T-Bird has the sliding steering wheel which brings pleasure to anyone seeing it slide!  The VIN is 2Y85Z130243.

It has very little patina and would only be improved by continued detailing, use and maintenance.  The air conditioning presently requires charging for it to blow cold.  The car has not been shown and would be a top scorer at any concours event.

An opportunity to acquire a fabulous rotisserie restored car, done by a famous T-Bird restorer is rare to come by.  This car, having a known history from new and being from Southern California in a dynamite color combination is that much more rare!!  This is a tremendous opportunity to acquire a fabulous car for your collection.

1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible,Rotisserie Restored!

$29,800

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1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible,Rotisserie Restored!
1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible,Rotisserie Restored!

$29,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 4

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Interesting Fact: The Ford Thunderbird is an upscale vehicle that featured eleven unique generations. This vehicle sparked the expansion of the market segment for personal luxury vehicles that feature a higher emphasis on driving comfort, rather than high-speed performance. Production on the Ford Thunderbird occurred from 1955 to 1997 and then again from 2002 to…
Interesting Fact: The Ford Thunderbird is an upscale vehicle that featured eleven unique generations. This vehicle sparked the expansion of the market segment for personal luxury vehicles that feature a higher emphasis on driving comfort, rather than high-speed performance. Production on the Ford Thunderbird occurred from 1955 to 1997 and then again from 2002 to 2005. By the end of 2005, Ford had managed to produce over 4.4 million Thunderbirds. The car was originally designed as a sporty two-seat convertible but was not marketed as such. Within a few years, a second row was added, and the Ford Thunderbird is known for getting larger and large in size until the late 1970s. Many V8 engines have been used in the Ford Thunderbird over the years. As the size of the model increased, a larger engine was also required to support the vehicle. This resulted in later models having poor fuel efficiency. While they weren’t advertised for speed, Ford used the Thunderbird body in their NASCAR races, with many hitting an average speed of about 200 miles per hour. The final Thunderbird was manufactured in July of 2005, but the vehicle still holds up as one of the most comfortable and high-performing cars to date!

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