80309 Miles 390/300HP V8 AutomaticConvertible

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Ford
Model:Thunderbird Sports Roadster 390/300HP V8 Convertib
Year:1962
Type:Convertible
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Red
Mileage:80309
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Black
Engine:390/300HP V8
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West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and highly desirable example of the third generation of Thunderbirds and an original factory Sports Roadster, 1 of 1,427 built, a mostly all original example of this 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster with the 390 c.i. 300HP 4BBL V8 engine matched to it's original 'Cruise-O-Matic transmission in completely rust free and beautifully restored condition in it's original factory 'Rangoon Red' color (Code J) paint with an upgraded 'Black' leather from its original vinyl interior and with factory options including bucket seats, full carpeting, with front console, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power door locks, power front seats, original AM radio, heater & defroster, full instrumentation, sequential turn signals, and obviously the unique swing-away steering wheel & the Roadster's trunk stored power convertible top with the car mounted correctly on it's striking Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels with the deletion of the rear fender!
The cars original factory added options include
Sports Roadster ($5,439)
WSW ($42)
Power Lift Windows ($106)
Power Driver & Passenger Seat ($184)
Push Button Radio ($112)
Windshield Washer ($13)
Outside Mirror ($5)
Heavy Duty Battery ($7)
The Thunderbird was redesigned in 1961 with sleeker styling from its previous 'Squarebird' design that gave the bird a renown 'bullet-lie' appearance with an all new bodyshell featuring a severely pointed front end and the car enjoyed a smoother ride with much improved handling and soundproofing. The interior design featured a contoured dash that curved at its outward ends to blend in with the door panels and the model boasted the first 'Swing-away' steering wheel. A new engine, the 390 c.i. 6.4L V8 was standard and mated to a three speed automatic transmission. A vinyl roofed Landau option with simulated S bars was added to the line up in 1962 as was the legendary Sports Roadster for convertible models.
The Sports Roadster had a special fiberglass tonneau cover for the rear seats which gave the car the appearance of being a two seater roadster like the original Thunderbirds from 1955-57. Priced atover $5,500 when new only 1,427 were built in 1962 and just another 455 in 1963 making this one very rare and collectible Ford.
Newly optioned for '62 was an upgraded version of the 390 c.i. V8 named the 'M' code after the designated M used as the engine code in the VIN number of the very few and rare cars equipped with this upgrade. The 'M code version of the 390 c.i. V8 was equipped with no less than three 2 barrel Holley carburetors and produced 340HP. These 'M' code V8 Thunderbirds are exceptionally rare with some reports showing only some 200 in total being built during its production years of 1962-3 and obviously very few are left remaining on the roads today!
This particular car is a factory Sports Roadster with it's original window sticker and a thick file of service records documenting it's restoration over the years as required showing that at no time was any expense spared on this particular vehicles maintenance or restoration! The car boasts it's original and highly striking 'Rangoon Red' factory color paint with a beautiful 'Black' leather bucket seats interior and with the floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas all completely solid and rust-free - obviously a mostly always garaged and cherished car since new. The original spare wheel with its jack is in the trunk and the car rides on new Coker tires mounted on its correct Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels.
The 390/300HP 'Thunderbird' 4 barrel V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives extremely well and must be driven to be fully appreciated. The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of an obviously always garaged coveted and beautifully restored rust free 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster in very fine condition throughout and an outstanding example of one of the outstanding Ford designs of the sixties which has high repute for both it's beautiful lines and smooth fast performance.
In summary, this is one rare and very sought after and obviously beautifully restored and maintained and rust free example of this increasingly desirable and collectible 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster and loaded with desirable factory options and fully documented, a perfect addition to any Ford enthusiasts collection or indeed for any American classic car collector!
Vehicle Description
West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and highly desirable example of the third generation of Thunderbirds and an original factory Sports Roadster, 1 of 1,427 built, a mostly all original example of this 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster with the 390 c.i. 300HP 4BBL V8 engine matched to it's original 'Cruise-O-Matic transmission in completely rust free and beautifully restored condition in it's original factory 'Rangoon Red' color (Code J) paint with an upgraded 'Black' leather from its original vinyl interior and with factory options including bucket seats, full carpeting, with front console, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power door locks, power front seats, original AM radio, heater & defroster, full instrumentation, sequential turn signals, and obviously the unique swing-away steering wheel & the Roadster's trunk stored power convertible top with the car mounted correctly on it's striking Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels with the deletion of the rear fender!
The cars original factory added options include
Sports Roadster ($5,439)
WSW ($42)
Power Lift Windows ($106)
Power Driver & Passenger Seat ($184)
Push Button Radio ($112)
Windshield Washer ($13)
Outside Mirror ($5)
Heavy Duty Battery ($7)
The Thunderbird was redesigned in 1961 with sleeker styling from its previous 'Squarebird' design that gave the bird a renown 'bullet-lie' appearance with an all new bodyshell featuring a severely pointed front end and the car enjoyed a smoother ride with much improved handling and soundproofing. The interior design featured a contoured dash that curved at its outward ends to blend in with the door panels and the model boasted the first 'Swing-away' steering wheel. A new engine, the 390 c.i. 6.4L V8 was standard and mated to a three speed automatic transmission. A vinyl roofed Landau option with simulated S bars was added to the line up in 1962 as was the legendary Sports Roadster for convertible models.
The Sports Roadster had a special fiberglass tonneau cover for the rear seats which gave the car the appearance of being a two seater roadster like the original Thunderbirds from 1955-57. Priced atover $5,500 when new only 1,427 were built in 1962 and just another 455 in 1963 making this one very rare and collectible Ford.
Newly optioned for '62 was an upgraded version of the 390 c.i. V8 named the 'M' code after the designated M used as the engine code in the VIN number of the very few and rare cars equipped with this upgrade. The 'M code version of the 390 c.i. V8 was equipped with no less than three 2 barrel Holley carburetors and produced 340HP. These 'M' code V8 Thunderbirds are exceptionally rare with some reports showing only some 200 in total being built during its production years of 1962-3 and obviously very few are left remaining on the roads today!
This particular car is a factory Sports Roadster with it's original window sticker and a thick file of service records documenting it's restoration over the years as required showing that at no time was any expense spared on this particular vehicles maintenance or restoration! The car boasts it's original and highly striking 'Rangoon Red' factory color paint with a beautiful 'Black' leather bucket seats interior and with the floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas all completely solid and rust-free - obviously a mostly always garaged and cherished car since new. The original spare wheel with its jack is in the trunk and the car rides on new Coker tires mounted on its correct Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels.
The 390/300HP 'Thunderbird' 4 barrel V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives extremely well and must be driven to be fully appreciated. The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of an obviously always garaged coveted and beautifully restored rust free 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster in very fine condition throughout and an outstanding example of one of the outstanding Ford designs of the sixties which has high repute for both it's beautiful lines and smooth fast performance.
In summary, this is one rare and very sought after and obviously beautifully restored and maintained and rust free example of this increasingly desirable and collectible 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster and loaded with desirable factory options and fully documented, a perfect addition to any Ford enthusiasts collection or indeed for any American classic car collector!
Vehicle Warranty
Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Torrance, CA or Santa Monica, CA mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 business days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle.
About West Coast Classics


West Coast Classics are renown licensed and bonded California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying & selling rare American & European classic cars with our showrooms locatedin southern California at 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, CA 90501. Please contact us to verify the current status of any vehicle of interest and note that all test drives are by appointment only. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with an unparalleled service in any of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. So whether you want to sell your classic car, truck, hot rod, custom or simply rare or exotic car or indeed to buy a classic car that we have in our inventory, contact us today, it is what we do enthusiastically every sunny day here in southern California USA! Thanks for your interest and we look forward to helping you!


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL US DIRECTLY MONDAY - SATURDAY ON OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER LISTED HERE ON EBAY DURING REGULAR CALIFORNIA BUSINESS HOURS OR ON 424-376-5151 OR ALTERNATIVELY CONTACT US ANYTIME BY EMAIL THROUGH EBAY'S "ASK SELLER A QUESTION" LINK OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE- WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.




West Coast Classics are renown licensed and bonded California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying & selling rare American & European classic cars with our showrooms locatedin southern California at 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, CA 90501. Please contact us to verify the current status of any vehicle of interest and note that all test drives are by appointment only. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with an unparalleled service in any of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. So whether you want to sell your classic car, truck, hot rod, custom or simply rare or exotic car or indeed to buy a classic car that we have in our inventory, contact us today, it is what we do enthusiastically every sunny day here in southern California USA! Thanks for your interest and we look forward to helping you!


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL US DIRECTLY MONDAY - SATURDAY ON OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER LISTED HERE ON EBAY DURING REGULAR CALIFORNIA BUSINESS HOURS OR ON 424-376-5151 OR ALTERNATIVELY CONTACT US ANYTIME BY EMAIL THROUGH EBAY'S "ASK SELLER A QUESTION" LINK OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE- WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.


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Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any; please read fees and taxes disclosure below. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability. Although every effort is made to present accurate and reliable information, use of this information is voluntary, and should only be deemed reliable after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to verify the existence of options, accessories and the vehicle condition before time of sale. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to time of sale. No expressed or implied warranties, including the availability or condition of the equipment listed is made. EPA mileage estimates for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle maintenance.


The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle.


Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Torrance or Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding.


Good luck and thanks for your interest.


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Please note that CA Sales tax, DMV license fees, DMV registration fees, dealer documentary fee, any finance charges, CA emission testing fees, and any compliance fees are additional to the advertised price if any vehicle is to be sold and registered in California and not exported out of state by bill of laden; please see full details below. Vehicle is listed on other industry websites and publications internationally, we reserve the right to end the auction at any time.
This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required government licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale:
Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment in full to be received by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason.
A documentation fee of $70, which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states, is charged on each sale, which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale, to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner.






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