Looking exceptionally sporty in Raven Black with a Colonial White removable porthole hardtop, plus a white soft-top with the original top bows; this Thunderbird’s two-tone interior matches this color theme and is all set off by chromed Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels with spinners that are shod with radial whitewall tires. The rear fender skirts are with the car, but currently reside in the trunk. Running with a V-8 engine with the dress-up kit and a floor-shift automatic transmission; this T-Bird is a no power brakes, no power steering car that allows you the opportunity to experience a bit more of a “pure” early driving experience. Many of the smallest conveniences, now taken for granted, were considered extras and some exercised monetary restraint to truly “feel” the road and the pure mechanical characteristics of a well-designed automobile; such as this example.
There is a modern radio with cassette player, plus the spare, lug wrench and jack are in the trunk. This model has easily stood the test of time; from its earliest popularity, it has continued to grow in stature and is today recognized as a milestone in modern Detroit design.