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1962 Ford Thunderbird  Red Roadster - M Code 390cu/340hp

One Very Rare Real 'M" Code Roadster, 1 of 145



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Ford followed up the Squarebird’s three-year stint with the restyled “Bullet Bird” from 1961 to 1963. Technical highlights included an even bigger engine as Dearborn’s FE V-8 was enlarged to 390 cubic inches in ’61. New for 1962 was the optional “M-code” 390, a 340-horsepower V-8 crowned with three Holley two-barrel carburetors. M-code T-birds were rare. Only 145 were sold in 1962, along with a mere 55 in 1963. A Thunderbird convertible paced the Indianapolis 500 in 1961 and two new models debuted the following year. The first, a Landau hardtop, incorporated a standard vinyl roof and simulated walnut interior appointments. The second, the more famous Sports Roadster, helped ease purists’ pains by covering the backseat with a streamlined tonneau cover. Dazzling Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels also were included in the deal. T-birds were priced at a hefty $5,439 in 1962, and $5,563 in 1963. Sports Roadster production was 1,427 in 1962, 455 in 1963.

  • 48-Spoke Kelsey Hayes Wire Wheels with Knock-Off Center Caps
  • AM - FM Radio
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bucket Seats
  • Center Console
  • Convertible Top, Black
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Seat
  • Power Steering
  • Power Top
  • Power Windows
  • Roadster Removable Tonneau Cover

Poster for this car is coming soon.

Year: 1962
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Doors: 2
Body Style: Roadster
Exterior Color: Rangoon Red
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 54,480
Engine: 390 cu. in. V-8
Horsepower: 340
Carburetor: Tri-Power
Transmission: Automatic 3-Speed Cruise-O-Matic
Condition: Driver +
Radio: AM / FM
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