1965 Ford Thunderbird – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Open-air class and made to cruise, with a 390ci V8 and automatic gearbox

1965 Ford Thunderbird – Today’s Tempter
1965 Ford Thunderbird – Today’s Tempter

The 1965 Ford Thunderbird brought with it front disc brakes, and quirky sequential indicators at the rear.

Despite its sporty 390ci V8, from the get-go, the T-bird was always meant to be a softly-sprung cruiser, that took almost 11 seconds to reach 100kp/h from a standstill.

Exterior wise, this generation (which arrived in 1964) was a more mature and grown-up exercise in design than the arrow-nosed third-gen.

With a more squared-off body with sharply pronounced swage lines, and a more conventional quad-headlight fascia – the Thunderbird enjoyed a continuing leading market share in the large personal luxury car sector, over rivals such as the Buick Riviera.

This left-hand drive Thunderbird Convertible is fitted with the factory correct 390ci V8 and automatic gearbox. Creature comforts include power windows, power steering and power roof mechanism, as well as tilt-away steering.

The car presents well in photos, with plenty of lustre in the paint, and hard-to-fault brightwork.

For a top-down cruiser with plenty of class and road presence, it’s an attractive proposition at the listed $42,500.

The car is available via Undercover Cars in Queensland, and you can check out the full listing here!

 

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