<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868

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Lot 209
1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

Sold for US$ 48,160 inc. premium
1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster
Chassis no. 2Y89M147868

390ci OHV Ford V8 Engine
Three 2-Barrel Carburetor
340bhp at 3500rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs, Solid Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptic Rear Springs
4-Wheel Power-Assisted Drum Brakes

*One of only 120 "M"-code tri-power Roadsters
*Well appointed with optional power equipment
*Rocket-ship inspired bullet-styling.
*Stunning example in original Rangoon Red
*Extremely well documented with invoice, build sheet, and extensive receipts


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

In 1961, a dramatic new "bullet" theme Thunderbird was introduced that replaced the now iconic "Squarebirds" from 1958 to 1960. One of the most attractive features of the convertible version of the new T-bird was the disappearing top that folded itself into the luggage compartment at the touch of a button. Ford's marketing department felt that a two-seater would be well-received which lead to the creation of the Sports Roadster. Starting with the padded slipstream headrests, they were part of the unique tonneau cover that mounted over the rear seats which created plenty of extra storage space. Also included with the Sports Roadster package was a set of four chrome wire wheels that gave this T-bird a real sports-car appearance and necessitated the deletion of the rear fender shields. Finishing off the package was a grab-bar directly in front of the passenger and unique chrome badges on each front fender.

With the introduction of the 1961 Thunderbirds, the big-block V8 had been enlarged to 390 cubic inches rated at 300 HP. While this remained the standard engine for 1962, a new, more powerful "M-code" version was optionally available equipped with a trio of two-barrel carburetors rated conservatively at 340 horses. Priced at $650 over the price of the standard convertible just 1,427 customers stepped up for the Sports Roadster package with only 120 of selecting the $242.10 "M-code" 390 V8 option!

Assembled at Ford's Wixon assembly plant around the first part of March 1962, it was shipped to Bitler Ford in Bordentown, New Jersey. While its early history is not known, this car was acquired by collector Ken Peterson of Jamestown New York in 1969, it would remain in his stewardship until 1994, when it was acquired by the cosigner. Finished in its original color of Rangoon Red it features plush black pleated vinyl bucket seats that were popular in its day. Power brakes and steering were standard equipment for Thunderbird and according to the original invoice, this example is fitted with power windows and power operated driver's seat, as well as tinted glass, push-button AM radio and a heavy-duty battery. Air-conditioning was not available on Thunderbirds fitted with the M-code tri-power V8 engine in 1962. This Sports Roadster represents the perfect blend of horsepower and beauty from space-age America.
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<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
<b>1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 2Y89M147868
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