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1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD M-CODE FACTORY SPORTS ROADSTER
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1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD M-CODE FACTORY SPORTS ROADSTER INCREDIBLE BODY-OFF RESTORATION! 1 OF ONLY 120 M-CODE FACTORY SPORTS ROADSTERS PRODUCED! 1 OF ONLY 40 KNOWN TO EXIST! GORGEOUS COLOR COMBINATION! FITTED WITH MANY OPTIONS, INCLUDING: POWER WINDOWS POWER BRAKES KELSEY-HAYES WIRE WHEELS POWER STEERING FULL DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING OWNER’S MANUAL, SHOP MANUAL, SPECIFICATION MANUAL AND MORE! TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL! ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES YOU WILL FIND ON EBAY! A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD M-CODE FACTORY SPORTS ROADSTER
Finished in stunning Rangoon Red with matching red interior, this incredible motorcar has been beautifully restored with no expense spared. This is the highly desired and sought after M-code model equipped with the three 2-barrel holley carburetors, as well as all other factory sports options. With less than 40 known to exist, seldom do M-code roadsters come on the market, especially in this incredible condition. I personally believe the investment potential of this great American classic will grow far beyond your imagination. Offered to the most sophisticated collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the rarity of this great classic. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sale consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Bid with confidence – you will not be disappointed in this truly magnificent motorcar. HISTORY OF THE M-CODE SPORTS ROADSTER BY FORD: 340 bhp, 390 cu. in. M-Code OHV V-8 engine with three 2-barrel Holley carburettors, three-speed automatic transmission, front independent and rear leaf-spring suspension, and four-wheel power-operated drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,870 mm • A genuine M-Code Sports Roadster • The sportiest of the “Bullet Birds” Chevrolet’s iconic Corvette may have kicked off America’s love affair with the sports car in 1953, but in 1955, many more motoring enthusiasts opted to put Ford’s new Thunderbird in their driveway instead. The luxury two-seater’s popularity grew through to 1958, when Ford added a back seat to the car, and by 1960, which was the final year of production for the second-generation “Squarebird”, the Thunderbird had outsold its rival nine to one. Nineteen sixty-one saw the introduction of the third-generation Thunderbird, which was now much more of a personal luxury coupé than a sports car, and it also saw the minting of another nickname for the four-seater, “Bulletbird”, which was assigned for the car’s sharply pointed nose and rounded sides. Sales were strong but slowing by this time, so Ford lent an ear to some dealers’ and customers’ cries for a return to a two-seat roadster-style Thunderbird. Lee Iacocca appointed designer Bud Kaufman to come up with a fix, and he did: a removable fibreglass tonneau that would cover up the Thunderbird convertible’s rear seats and incorporate headrests for the front-seat occupants. The cover was originally a dealer-installed option, but in 1962, it found its way onto new Thunderbird order forms as part of a Sports Roadster package, which also included a passenger-side grab bar, Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels with knock-off centre caps, and a rear wing skirt delete, to clear those gaps. Thunderbird Sports Roadster production numbered 1,427 units in 1962, but it went down to just 455 in 1963, making them rare birds indeed. Even rarer were Thunderbirds ordered with the monstrous 390-cubic inch tri-power V-8, which was designated by an “M” in the VIN, thus resulting in the nickname of “M-Code” cars. These cars breathed through a set of three Holley two-barrel carburettors and put out some 340 horsepower at the crankshaft, which is to say that they were plenty capable of shaming any Corvette-driving challengers. Click here for recent auction results of a similar 1962 M-code sports roadster sold for $121,000.
N.A.D.A. Value ~

$97,250.00

- DISCOUNT ~

$7,350.00
SALE PRICE

$89,900.00
WARRANTY AVAILABLE!
This car qualifies for a
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Year:
1962
Make:
FORD
Model:
THUNDERBIRD M-CODE FACTORY SPORTS ROADSTER
Color:
Rangoon Red
VIN:
2Y89M156053
Stock Number:
406234

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3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
Telephone: (314)291-7000
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Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
Telephone: (314)291-7000
Fax: (314)291-0957
Email: info@schmitt.com
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A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63074
(314)291-7000
info@schmitt.com

Showroom Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(open until 5:00 by appointment)
Sunday: Closed

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