Barrett-Jackson | 13-Oct-2016 | Las Vegas 2016 | Venue : Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 68
Year : 1963
Engine Size : 390
Transmission : Automatic
Colour : WHITE
Interior : WHITE
Chassis No. : 3Y87Z139106
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Lot #68 - In 1963, Ford Motor Company presented the first of these Limited Edition Thunderbird Landaus to Prince Rainier of Monaco as part of a lavish mid-model year product introduction organized around the participation of three Holman & Moody-prepared V8 Falcons in January's Monte Carlo Rally. Just 2,000 were built, each with Corinthian White paint, Dark Rose Beige vinyl roof, padded dash and carpet, white leather seats, simulated rosewood interior trim, deluxe wheel covers, rear fender shields, white steering wheel with unique center insert and an individually numbered model nameplate on the center console. The Prince Rainier car was featured in special advertisements pictured at the entrance to the Monte Carlo Opera House. This is #578 and it features an older restoration, showing particular care and attention to every detail throughout the restoration process. It is powered by the 390/300hp Interceptor V8 with an automatic transmission and is loaded with options, including a swing-away steering wheel. From the Tammy Allen Collection.