1963 Ford Thunderbird72,995 USD - Asking Price

1963 Ford Thunderbird

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A Hollywood movie car that has been expertly restored and improved so that it can be a star all on its own. The powerful LS1 V8, air ride suspension, luxurious A/C interior, and so much custom work makes this 1963 Ford Thunderbird restomod a blockbuster. Those who remember the 1997 Robin Williams movie Flubber might remember this car... then again, you might not recognize it. This is the actual feature car that flew in the Walt Disney film. But when work concluded on the movie, the real work began for this car. It has gone through a meticulous multi-year rotisserie restoration that took a car that looked good in the movies and turn it into a stunner in real life. Just look at the high gloss coming off the factory-correct Rangoon Red – it truly makes this sunshine-friendly droptop glow in the daylight. We all love these third-generation Thunderbirds. They represent a time when stylists were allowed to be artful with their sheetmetal. The hood is rounded, but ends at a point to give this Thunderbird a true beak. There's a chrome strip that runs the full length of the car and even seamlessly forms the door handles. And the taillights look like huge chrome jet afterburners. These standout features still look great today because there has been so much care given to this convertible. But this car is memorable for more than just its factory features. Those color-matched 20-inch Dayton wire wheels with true knock of hubs could attract a crowd all on their own. And the full air ride suspension gives this on the kind of stance like it was riding on flubber. You can tell that the restoration budget did not just focus on the exterior, because beneath the tan top is a fully restored cream leather interior. In fact, this was so thoughtful, have you noticed how the top matches the carpeting? Buckets seats and a console were the only way to get your third-generation Thunderbird. The beautiful round gauges have an elegant look with each in their own pod, and they have even been upgraded to keep you fully informed. The band of anodized aluminum trim stretching across the dash and into the doors adds some of that great '60s flair we all love. These are the years of the larger Thunderbirds, so there's plenty of room to carry family and friends in comfort. But the driver is the only one that really matters. After all, with power windows and a power convertible top, you don't even have to leave the driver's seat to go from enclosed comfort to a wind-in-your-hair experience. Plus, with provisions for modern R134a air conditioning, you can be open to the world whenever you feel like it. As you know, flubber is fictitious, and so this Thunderbird didn't have real powerplant when the movie was finished. That meant when it came time for the full restoration, this T-bird got to really experience a futuristic motor... and you can instantly see that from the moment you open the hood. The custom panel in the engine bay makes this LS1 V8 look like it came from Professor Brainard's laboratory with its attractive and mysterious appearance. But more than just draw attention, the Corvette's fuel-injected V8 is a powerhouse of a motor that gives this convertible a real sporting attitude and even a bit of intimidating bark out of the dual exhaust. And a cool custom like this is meant to be one that you can drive everywhere with ease. That's why you get power steering and a 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. And as you look over the undercarriage photos, you can see the true appeal of a full rotisserie restoration. This is an exceptional clean car (less than 2,200 miles since completion) with upgrades such as a thick front sway bar, rear compensating bars, and a self-leveling full air ride suspension to keep you comfortable on the road. Plus, the Wilwood four-wheel disc brake package with drilled and slotted rotors keeps you confident in all conditions. This move star comes complete with its certificate of authenticity and even the "flubber motor" from the movie. So you get a classic Thunderbird with a great history and stunning presentation today. This is truly a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don't let it slip away, call today!

Reference Number 467817

as of 12/7/2019

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Stock Number 0711-TPA

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5400 West WT Harris Blvd  Phone  (866) 542-8392  City  Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28269  Fax    State  North Carolina
United States  Mobile  (704) 598-2130  Country  United States United States
Overview
Car 1963 Ford Thunderbird
VIN 3Y85Z127395 
Mileage 2,116 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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