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1961 Ford Thunderbird
Beautiful 1961 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. Same owner for the last 25 years and very well maintained and cared for. 64,000 miles believed to be original. Original 390 cu in 4 barrel Thunderbird engine runs great with no major leaks and does not smoke. Automatic transmission shifts excellent. Brakes feel very good and do not pull or drag. The undercarriage of this car is very clean and original. No rust whatsoever on this car. Floor pans and trunk are original and very solid. Where there is not factory undercoating you can see the original red oxide primer that ford used on all their floor pans. A close friend of mine has a Super Correct Pebble Beach Quality 61 Sports T-bird and he looked the car over. He informed me that almost every bolt under the car was correct and original, very hard to find that in a 45 year old car. Two minor small dents on the front subframe most likely from a jack as shown in the pics below. Red paint refinished 10 years ago in a DuPont Centari Enamel. I would rate the quality of the paint job as average driver quality. No orange peel or dry spots and it still shines like new, however there are a few paint chip touch ups here and there from age. Door gaps and alignment are very good and they close like new. You will not find that on a rusty or repaired bird. I can find no evidence of major bodywork or rust repair anywhere on this car. Power top works excellent, the pump looks to have been replaced or rebuilt at some point. White top is in great shape. Plastic window has some scratches like they all do, but still very transparent. You will notice I pointed out a dent on the rear panel of the top mechanism in the pics below. It is not visible unless the trunk is open. Interior is very nice throughout. Carpet and seat covers were replaced about 8 years ago to freshen it up. All the electric windows work great and the frames are in excellent shape. Super cool Sway Away steering column makes it an ease to get in. Radio works as well as all the gauges and lights. All of the weatherstripping on the car is in great shape. Chrome and stainless are all nice with no dings or pits(most likely original) Windshield has one small chip, otherwise all glass is excellent. Brand new BFG Silvertown Wide Whitewalls and refinished original wheel covers. This car is in great shape and needs nothing to start enjoying it. Drives sweet, put the top down and go cruisin.

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