This car undertook a complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. The engine, transmission, driveline
and suspension were rebuilt. The interior is all new and “correct”. The seats, seat foam, trim panels,
headliner, and carpet were manufactured by Thunderbird Headquarters. The new trunk upholstery is
the correct “Burtex” material, not printed vinyl. The chrome was re-plated. All of the glass is new. Every
piece of rubber is new. All of the dash knobs and indicators are new. Most of the trim is new. The gas
tank is new, also manufactured by Thunderbird Headquarters.
The car came from the factory with 4 front shock absorbers. Only a few Thunderbirds were so equipped.
The reason is in order for the Thunderbirds or any other American manufactured vehicle to be able torace NASCAR (stock class) there has to be at least 500 of the same model cars sold to the general public.
This is one of those cars. The suspension was improved so the cars would handle better racingThe restoration included many upgrades: Edelbrock carburetor, 57 Tbird air cleaner lid, aluminum intake manifold and aluminum valve covers. A heavy duty front sway bar, heavy duty gas shocks, disc brakes, dual diaphragm brake booster and a dual chamber master cylinder. Gas and brake pedals are stainless trimmed, used on 1963, 64 Thunderbirds. The original factory air conditioning was upgraded with a modern Sanden compressor. Installed are reproduction 1962 Thunderbird plain center spinner 15” wire wheels and Coker Classic radial wide whitewall tires.