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1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible - M Code 390cu/340hp, Tri-power

One of just 37 M-Code Convertibles produced in 1963



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One of just 37 M-Code Convertibles produced in 1963

While the first generation of Thunderbirds had been known to be just a sporty as they were luxurious, the “Bullet-Birds” from 1961 to 1963 had wholly embraced their market niche as a personal luxury car. However, some dealers and customers missed the sportier two-seater Thunderbirds, so a sports roadster that featured a removable tonneau that covered up the rear seats was introduced in 1962. Ford upped the ante of performance in 1963, and what truly made the Thunderbird stand out was the addition of the 390-cubic inch Tri-Power V-8, nicknamed “M-code” due to the M designation in its chassis number, which signified this incredible powerplant.

This particular Thunderbird Convertible M-Code was produced in September 1962 as a 1963 model and delivered to Jack Bower Ford, of Ponca City, Oklahoma. It was finished in Corinthian White over Red vinyl and was outfitted with a number of desirable options, including power windows and driver’s seat and factory air conditioning. It was fitted with a sports roadster fiberglass tonneau cover to enhance its looks sometime later in its life, possibly during a restoration. The original build sheet and a copy of the factory invoice accompany the car as well.
It shows nicely and would certainly be an exciting driver, for either two or four occupants.

M-Code Thunderbirds in general are a rare sight. With only 37 produced and 22 believed to still be in existence, M-Code Convertibles are rarer still. As such, this opportunity warrants serious consideration from any Thunderbird enthusiast.

  • AM - FM Radio
  • Bucket Seats
  • Cruise-O-Matic MX 3 speed automatic
  • Factory Air Conditioning
  • Factory Build Sheet
  • Factory Clock
  • Factory Invoice
  • Fender Skirts
  • Floor Console
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Seat
  • Power Steering
  • Power Top
  • Power Windows
  • Roadster Removable Tonneau Cover
  • Spoked Wheel
  • Swing Away Steering Wheel

Poster for this car is coming soon.

Year: 1963
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Doors: 2
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Corinthian White with White Top
Interior Color: Red
Mileage: 60,352
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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