This much classic luxury, elegance, and rarity is usually
never this affordable. With an unbeatable factory color combination, plenty of
features, 390 V8 under the hood with 300
horse power, this 1965 Ford Thunderbird convertible has style to spare at a
price that leaves you with cash to spare.
This T-bird is about more than just owning an American
classic. It's about showcasing that brief time in automotive history when
designers ruled over engineers, and they got to build the cars they wanted.
This drop top really got to develop its long and sleek lines with great
full-length styling touches, like the crease that starts at the top of the
artful chrome grille, frames the headlights, runs the full profile, and doesn't
stop until it has framed those cool
sequential taillights. You also see it in places like the hood scoop that
runs all the way back to the windshield, and the line that even incorporates
the rear wheel covers. Ford took their time crafting this convertible, and
thanks to good sheet metal, you get to see all of those details clearly today.
The all-important bright work is quite nice with investments in places like the
front to keep the grille shining brightly. Along the side, the trim is so
complete that you even get the correct
wheel covers or choice of Ridler rims and tire combination. And we all love
how the rear chrome panel that fully frames the dip in the trunk's sheet metal.
Some of our pictures show a very cool matching tonneau cover that goes over the back seats. Ultra-rare
factory Sports Roadster models in '65 offers the versatility of a back seat and
a much more reasonable price, but you can still wow your friends with the
removable fiberglass cover.
In fact, that tonneau nicely blends the interior and exterior.
Personal luxury really meant something
in 1965. And so while there is plenty of space for up to three more family and
friends to ride in luxury, this is really all about you. A center console was artfully integrated into the driver-oriented
cockpit. The gauges have that 60s-cool setup that is 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 finish the
gauge package. You have all the controls
at your fingertips, including the power windows and power convertible top. So
you can go from enclosed luxury to a wind-in-your-hair experience without ever
leaving the driver's seat.
Because the interior and exterior look like they are ready
to show off, the engine bay is quite tidy, too. The golden valve covers,
matching air topper. But more than just look terrific, you'll love that this
freshness is due to an engine rebuild that took place only a few years ago. And
if that sounds like a great recipe for a dependable cruising classic, then
you'll also be happy to know the three-speed automatic transmission. The V8
inhales deeply from the four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with calmed
confidence out of the dual exhaust. As you look at the undercarriage photos,
you're going to see more clean components that remind you all the right
investments were made, including new tires, power steering and front disc brakes keep this
T-bird cruising confidently.
Ford only produced 6,846 Thunderbird convertibles for '65
and only 50 dealer installed Roadster packages. So this was rare when new, and
now even more unique over a half-century later. The exceptional affordability
for this well-presented Thunderbird convertible Roadster is just the cherry on
top. The collector valve for this ultra -rare Sports Roadster has been on a
steady climb. Don't
let this opportunity slip by.