1965 Ford Thunderbird

"Affordable Pony"

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$8,900

Year
1965
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
1111132
Vin
5Y87Z171679
Miles
55,904
Engine Size
390 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Green
Interior Color
Tan
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Traverse City

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The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolets new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in just about one year. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had just two seats and was a convertible layout. This design was a very sleek and more athletic than anything that Ford had put on the market.

Although the Thunderbird had been considered a rousing success, Ford executives decided that the cars position as a two-seater restricted its sales potential. As a result, the car was redesigned as a four-seater for the 1958 model year. They were right and the first year of the four-seat combination outsold the previous generation by 16,000 units.

And it is that ingenuity that has led to eleven design changes throughout the years. In fact, the car we offer here today is only 10 model years newer than the first generation and it was the 4th design change. It was re-styled in favor of a more squared-off appearance, which was mostly evident when viewing the car from the side or rear.

The car we offer here is a older restoration, retaining much of its original interior that is in nice condition. It is also a nice running and driving car. The body and underside is showing signs of age. You could drive the car as-is or would be a perfect candidate for a restoration. This is a factory air car however is not operational at this time.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit: http://grautogallery.com/vehicle-details.php?id=406

This vehicle is located at our Traverse City facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1965
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Hobby Segment
Miles
55,904
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Green
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Tan
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
390 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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