It took four years to redesign this 1963 Ford Thunderbird

It took four years to redesign this 1963 Ford Thunderbird

October 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

One of the brightest representatives of the American “classics” fell into the hands of American tuners. In the 1950s, the Ford Thunderbird pioneered the personal luxury car segment in America.

From 1955 to 1997, 10 generations of the model were sold, which became a cult in America. In the early 2000s, Ford’s Thunderbird returned in its 11th generation, but this car was not very popular. After that, the name Thunderbird disappeared from the brand lineup.

The car we are talking about belongs to the third generation. The third owner of a 1963 Ford Thunderbird decided to thoroughly redesign his car, although most owners, the T-bird, on the contrary, try to keep it authentic. The California company Starlite Rod and Kustom has been working on this project for four years.

Why did it take so long? Because pretty much everything in the car except the Thunderbird frame and Ford’s 6.4-liter 390 cu-in engine has been redesigned.

So, the car body was repainted in an unusual green shade with contrasting stripes around the entire perimeter and metal decor. The T-Bird also received Accuair air suspension. The interior was handled by another Californian firm – Chuy’s Auto Interior. Inside the car, we see dark green seats and retro-style carpeting, as well as chrome inserts. The tuners spent a lot of time on the trunk: panels and carpets perfectly hide the air compressors and air suspension accumulator tanks.

This 1963 Ford Thunderbird is available for purchase. It was put up for auction at the Stratas auction. The stock motor, according to the seller, the original T-Bird, still works powerfully. In addition, the car has retained the original three-speed automatic transmission.

Recall that recently there was information about the sale at auction of a rare 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The car is painted a bright blue and has only two doors. At the moment, the preliminary cost of the copy is kept secret by the auction house.