Comments - Unique of the Week: 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster

Published: Mar 10, 2012
Description: We hope you've been enjoying our feature Corvette Evolution series this past week, so we figured it was only appropriate to present the other famous American sports car of that era: the Ford Thun...
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No Pistons Mar 10, 2012
Haha I saw this an I knew you would be excited
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
Finally a thunderbird article! I have been waiting for this since I downloaded this app
Description: Like the Corvette, it was a two-seater and Ford proudly marketed it as a 'personal luxury car' as they wanted to emphasize the car's comforts and conveniences over performance. And it w...
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Shane Heid Mar 12, 2012
Yes the portholes were 57 only 58 she got two more seats and ditched the port widows
Devin Babyn Mar 10, 2012
My dads 300 I6 is a beast. Still runs like new with over 500,000km on it. He just wishes he turbo'd it like his buddy did when they both got theres
Clint Edwards Mar 10, 2012
@Paul depends. Ford knows how to make a bulletproof engine, look at the 300 I6. And then again they've made engines like the 4.2 V6. They're like any manufacturer, they've made legends as well as lemons.
Paul Lissona Mar 10, 2012
Ik fords are reliable though, I've noticed that for years.
David Cho Mar 10, 2012
Weren't the ports 57 only?
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
289 cid, that was one of fords best engines
Shane Heid Mar 12, 2012
The mustang wouldn't exist If not for the t birds evolution, so I would rather have the car that started it all.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Mar 11, 2012
My favorite generation is the first one, this is amazing as well.
Rami Wilson Mar 10, 2012
I agree With Shane. When I worked at an independent shop we had a guy who brought us his '65 convertible and hardtop. When I would drive one of them, I couldn't stop playing with the power vent windows!
Adenis KalashNikov Ruci Mar 10, 2012
With an ice cream stand top cover
Jason Dannheim Mar 10, 2012
Look! The family across the street took delivery of a brand new....golf cart!
JGL Scuderia Mar 10, 2012
would rather have a mustnag. but it alright.
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
My favorite was 65, the gen after this. They look amazing! Sequential taillights, information center, and standard air conditiong. Saweet
Dillon Dixon Mar 10, 2012
Very nice, but I like the 50's T-Birds better.
Description: The second generation was launched in 1958 and this was when things really began to, shall we say, expand. Senior Ford management felt that sales would be more limited by leaving the car as a two-seat...
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Shane Heid Mar 12, 2012
Still drive for fun too, glad to see there are lots of you out there
Drew Storrusten Mar 10, 2012
Exactly, gotta cruise to have. There's no fun in sitting in your garage or driveway looking at your car.
Andy Lopez Mar 10, 2012
Your right about that because I do it ever opportunity I have.
Buddy Robinson Mar 10, 2012
I still go driving for fun, and I'm certain I'm not alone
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
Back when gas didn't matter, and people went drivin for fun
Description: Throughout the 1960s, the Thunderbird continued to grow in size with each new generation and was soon forced to go more upmarket with the introduction of the Mustang, another four-seater coupe/con...
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Shane Heid Mar 12, 2012
They didn't make a Lincoln turbo so the BMW beating 87 turbo coupe t bird was the stand out for ford then
Jason Dannheim Mar 10, 2012
By the 80s, it was all about the Lincoln Mark VII with the Mustang's 5.0 for personal luxury performance at Ford.
Paul Lissona Mar 10, 2012
I had a 84 haha with a 302.
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
The 80s thunderbirds got a little sad. Otherwise I can't think of a bad generation
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
Gorgeous. The tonneau sets it off, gives it a two seater look
Description: It was discontinued in 1997 only to return in 2002 as a retro styled tribute to the first generation. It ended production in 2005 after disappointing sales. Since then, Ford has focused solely on deve...
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Shane Heid Mar 12, 2012
Ya Clint I would love one if not for the feminine quality it has, I'll stick with my 94
Clint Edwards Mar 10, 2012
Only problem I had with the newer ones, every one I've ever seen had a woman driving it. Hell, my aunt had one.
Greg Lewis Mar 10, 2012
The 2000's were well made and had good use of engine, they were getting ready for the mustangs big power/small block research
Description: It still even has the original AM radio and clock, both of which are still working. Powered by a 390 cu in V8 with 300hp, it has 82,221 miles on the odometer, which isn't bad at all for a 50 year...
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Shane Heid Mar 12, 2012
Thanks jerry, and that is a lot of miles Sam, your stupid. Those old v8s wore out damn fast after 100k in general there are obviously exceptions, trust me I work on old cars every day
Jerry Cole Mar 11, 2012
He said fifties as in a car in it's fifties. I know what he meant
Sam Coppinger Mar 11, 2012
Shane......are you stupid? That's extremely low miles, and this car is from 1962, not the "fifties"
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
That is a lot of miles for a fifties car lol
Tj Blankenship Mar 10, 2012
Stevespony.... Kewl.
Shane Heid Mar 12, 2012
It's fast for 62 luxury liners
Jason Dannheim Mar 10, 2012
That cover makes is look faster than it is.
JGL Scuderia Mar 10, 2012
theres sometihng with those lights....
Tim Preisinger Mar 10, 2012
We have more technology then god and we can't seem to match our interior designs from 50 years ago. Can't figure that one out
Drew Storrusten Mar 10, 2012
Aaaaahhh beautiful!!! Everything just wraps into itself. It all just flows together.
Devin Babyn Mar 10, 2012
Why can't they make an interior like this anymore. I'd say the 50's/60's were the peak for american interiors by far
Paul Lissona Mar 10, 2012
Looks really high quality too.
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
Red leather looks so awesome
Dillon Dixon Mar 10, 2012
Sweet interior, gotta love the chrome!
Justin Routh Mar 10, 2012
Dont you mean the zonda looks like this? ;)
Shane Heid Mar 10, 2012
I love the t bird emblems everywhere
Tj Blankenship Mar 10, 2012
Looks like a Zonda! Haha...
Adenis KalashNikov Ruci Mar 10, 2012
Ain't that one of those stickers that would say 'hello my name is BOB'