1961 Ford Thunderbird

The Ford Thunderbird debuted in 1955 as Ford’s entry into the two seat sports car created by the Chevrolet Corvette. The Thunderbird was always about style, and the clean styling, creature comforts, and V8 refinement made it a sales success. The Thunderbird was only available as a convertible, but a distinctive removeable hardtop with circular portholes was available and was a popular option.

1961 was the first year of the third generation Thunderbirds which featured all new exterior styling that earned it the nickname “Projectile Birds. Chassis design was carried over, but was reworked slightly for a smoother ride and better handling. The exterior styling featured a severely pointed front “prow,” modest fins above huge renditions of Ford’s traditional round tail-lights, and softer roof contours on hardtops.

The exterior is finished in Red with a Red interior and bucket seats. Fitted to this car; a 390 cubic inch 300 HP V-8 engine, with a Cruise-O-Matic Automatic Transmission. Showing 74,309 miles. Rear wheel drive. Options include: Pwr. Steering, Pwr. Brakes, Power-Lift Windows, 4-Way Power Driver’s Seat, AM Push Button Radio, and White Pwr. Soft-Top.

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