FOR SALE: 1961 Ford Thunderbird (restoration project)

The third-generation Ford Thunderbird is one of the most iconic cars from one of most glamorous eras of the American automobile. This example is sold as a restoration project. It is currently 75% complete and all parts required to finish the build are included in the purchase.


Year and Make/Model: 1961 Ford Thunderbird (restoration project)

Engine: 390cu V8

Transmission: automatic

Mileage: n/a

Colour: White

Location: Somerset West

PRICE: R550 000

With its unique bullet-like appearance and rocketship tail lamps, the third-generation Ford Thunderbird was an instant hit. It was the 1961 Indianapolis 500 pace car and also featured prominently in US president John F. Kennedy's inaugural parade. 

These days a third-generation T-Bird makes for a desirable American classic, but finding a good example is becoming difficult. This particular car has been the subject of a detailed, meticulous, down-to-the-metal restoration by a renowned restorer. The restoration is 75% complete, but is now for sale for someone else to complete. All parts required to finish the build are included in the purchase price (most of the parts are brand-new genuine items).

Ford Thunderbird

This Thunderbird has a white exterior and red interior, and under the hood is a non-matching numbers 390cu V8 engine. The purchaser will also get two extra engines for additional parts.

The workmanship on display here is exceptional and a fantastic base to produce one of the best T-Birds in South Africa. The car is sold with papers and licensed. 

NOTE: The above information was supplied by the dealer/owner currently advertising this vehicle and has not been verified by SentiMETAL/

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