This is a very nice example of a 1965 Ford Thunderbird in the iconic color of Rangoon Red. This is part of a 40 car collection in El Paso, TX and has been owned by our client for the past 22 years.
This T-Bird was built new in the Wixom, MI Ford plant and was bought by the current owner on December 7th, 1998. The previous owner was Von Herbst of Blackfoot, ID. At the time it was a very nice original car with no rust or accident history. Since 1998, this T-Bird has received a complete repaint in Ragoon Red. The paint and chrome are in very nice condition today. The paint has excellent luster and shine. The quality is not concours but it would be at home at local and regional car shows and touring events. It has been the star of annual parades, weddings and even a movie or two! The correct Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels really compliment the look of the T-Bird. The factory production tag has been painted over not allowing us to know the original paint and trim codes.
The black vinyl upholstery has also been redone with all the correct patterns and materials. The interior is in excellent condition today. The rare factory air conditioning makes this Thunderbird even more special. There are a limited number of these iconic birds that are convertibles and were ordered new with factory air conditioning. The black vinyl convertible top is also newer and all of the old and troublesome relays have been converted to the newer electronic relay systems replacing the older and problematic mechanical relays. The power windows all work easily and well, as well as the power convertible top.
The 390 CID four-barrel carbureted V8 produces 300 hp, which provides for a smooth and effortless driving experience. These T-Birds are wonderful to drive and are smooth and powerful. Fortunately, they are also mechanically very reliable. The T-Bird runs and drives well. It has been started every other week and driven five to 25 miles monthly in order to keep the systems and seals well lubricated and effective. The odometer shows 13,000 miles which we assume is 113,000, but the total mileage is unknown.
Details about the Thunderbirds condition are included in the 158-point third party inspection which is published as part of this listing. The T-Bird is available for viewing with the owner in El Paso, TX.
The Hagerty Price Guide reflects a No. 3 value of $26,070 and a No. 2 value of $42,790. We believe this to be between a 2 and a 3 in condition.
For details and information, please text, call or email Harry Clark at 1.602.245.7200 or email us at [email protected]