Friday, November 5, 2021

1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster - $137,500

Less than 10 miles on concours restoration. 2021 AACA Grand National 1st Place. First Place Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance 2021. 2021 AACA 1st Place Auburn, Indiana. 2021 AACA 1st Place Saratoga Springs, New York. 1 of only 1,427 Sports Roadsters produced in 1962. Early production with original cornering weights.

The third generation of the Ford Thunderbird was built from 1961 to 1963.
The Sports Roadster was a limited production version of the convertible which added 48 spoke Kelsey-Hayes designed wire wheels, special badges to the front fenders and a passenger side grab bar to the front dashboard. 1,427 Sports Roadsters were produced in 1962, including 120 models with the special M Code, a special engine code which added a "tripower" or three two barrel setup to a higher compression version of the 390 engine.
Engine is 390/300 HP through an automatic transmission. This example is in Rangoon Red over a black interior.
The car appeared at Mecum.