1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible/Roadster "California, A/C, 49,374 Miles"

Price: US $1,888.00 Item location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 49,374
  • VIN: 4Y85Z176051
  • Color: Wimbledon White
  • Engine size: 6.4L 6391CC 390Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Roadster Tonneau, Remote 6 CD player, 4 Custom Thunderbird floor mats, Front Disc Power brakes
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Aqua
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1964 Ford Thunderbird

Spectacular restored Roadster with previous internationally known collector
Exterior: Wimbledon White
Interior: Aqua
Convertible top: White
Engine: Original 390cid Thunderbird V-8 rated at 300HP
Transmission: 3 speed Cruise-O-Matic
Serial Number:4Y85Z176051
Mileage: 49,374
Ford introduce the Thunderbird 4/seater Roadster in 1962 and produced 1427 cars.These were considered expensive cars in 1962 with a list price on a fully optioned roadsterapproaching $6500...about the same price as a Cadillac Eldorado convertible or a 4/doorLincoln Continental convertible.
In 1963 due to the continuing high price tag, only 455 Roadsters were made and sold.
The 1961-1963 Thunderbirds were referred to as the "Round Birds"
The 1964 Thunderbird's were promoted as cars that"welcome you to the jet age"and are often referred to as the "Flair Birds" The interior cockpit was designed to looklike that of a Jet Plane...pretty cool stuff in 1964!
This special Thunderbird was previously owned by the Grandson of William RandolphHearst, the founder of the Hearst publishing empire. This car was the prized possessionof David W Hearst JR and prior California Registrations included with the sale of thiscar will proved this to be factual.
It has been meticulously restored and it drives as good as it looks.
A few of this special Thunderbird features are:
3 Speed automatic Cruise-O-Matic transmission.
Power windows
Power Steering
Power Brakes (Front are disc brakes/rear are drum brakes)
Factory working air-conditioning
Original AM Push-button radio
Dealer installed Tonneau fiberglass cover (converts car from a 4 seater into a 2 seater roadster)
Power operated convertible top
Steel belted radials white side wall tires (new with less than 200 miles)
Thunderbird deluxe full wheel covers
Seat belts
4 brand new Deluxe thunderbird floor mats
Thunderbird Owners manual
Near-new power convertible top (looks amazing and has perfectly clear rear window)The cigarette lighter functions (great for charging your electronics) (the ashtray has not been used).
All the interior and exterior lights work as do the horn, wipers, air-conditioning, radio, turn signals,gauges, power windows and instrument lights.
I drove this car in 95 degree weather today in traffic with the AC on..... with absolutely zero issues.
Check out a video we made of this car with our Drone!!!

Also here is an advertisement of the Thunderbird in 1964!

It has a new radiator and the cooling system functions perfect.
All the chrome and trim is in killer condition and holds a great high polish. Looks just as good under the hood
as it does from the outside. Everything functions as it should.
There is a completely hidden and functioning 6-disk CD changer under the passenger seat.
To name a few of the things done recently to this car is brand-new complete fuel system to new complete cooling system
and a fresh complete A/C service. Brand-new tires all around, as well as new exhaust system.
This car in its excellent condition with its rare options holds a current NADA value of well over $60,000.
Please take the time to read all of the copy and look at every hi-definition photograph and watch all the videos....If you do,you will probably have most of your questions answered and get a good sense of feeling just how nice this car is.
We're extremely proud of our 16 years of 100% feedback.On March 15th of 2000 we sold our 1st vintage car on Ebay, a 1967 Olds W/30,4/Speed in Yellow with white bucket seats Convertible for $21,000.Probably worth $75,000 today if it's been well cared for?
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We spend countless hours making sure every car we offer is the best it can be. If we find a light bulb out, we replace it,if the clock is not working, we will alert you to that...we do our best to never "Surprise" anyone.
If a car needs a new battery....we install one....We drive all of our cars for 50-200 milesand if we find something not working...we fix it....if we don't fix it---we tell you in theauction copy what is not working.
One of my pet complaints is spending good $ for a car that arrives with barely enough gas toget it off the truck...that will never be the case with any car sold by us.
Every car we sell is professionally detailed by Marcus. Marcus has won several national awardson cars he has detailed and many for cars we have proudly sold on Ebaymotors.com
After detailed, each car is shipped in a clear "Car Condom" a special plastic covering withan elastic band that holds the cover down at your cars closest point to the ground and preventingany dust or dirt from getting on your car while being transported.
We recommend you use the services of Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transportand that you only use an enclosed carrier. Mary has shipped almost 1500 great cars for us overthe last several years...she is the best and will save you money in the process.
This Thunderbird is in our new air conditioned facility in Pompano Beach,FL.
The weather hereis fantastic...especially the evenings....This car could have 100 or 200 more mileson it by the timesomeone reaches the reserve price or calls us up and makes a deal on the phone...and YESwe love trades...especially Vintage cars in #1 or #2 Condition. Call us at(954) 873-6495and tellus what you have to trade....we will try our best to put this fabulous Thunderbird in your Garagefor some wonderful "Garage Memories"
Remember the "Good Old Days?"
They looked something like this.....
Fly into any of the 3 South Florida Airports...Miami.....Ft. Lauderdale.....Palm Beach
We will be happy to pick you and your guest up at the Airport
If this car is EXACTLY as described (and it will be)pay us for the car at the price wealready have agreed to and we willhand you a check for your travelexpenses to drive home...your meals, fuel and one night's lodging.
That's just one of the difference's that have helped us to sell morevintage cars on Ebay than anyone else since 2000.......more than 1/3rd of a billion dollars.
Who is "Lifestyle 21st Century Auctions?"
We are constantly asked by all the top Auction Companies to please bring our extraordinary vintagecars to their auctions. We have been offered PRIME TIMES, NO ENTRY FEES and all types of perks.
Instead, we proudly choose to sell all of our cars to the worldwide audience of car collectors and car loverswho love the opportunityto buy our cars without paying the 10% Buyer fees and high shipping costs as aresult of a "SpecialArrangement" with a few 'on auction site shippers.'
And remember, when you buy a car at an auction, you have no clue as to how that vehicle is going to drive.We drive every car 100-200 miles to make sure they drive and run as close to perfect as possible...any of our cars can be picked up in South Florida and driven Coast to Coastwith complete reliability, safety and in comfort.
We also love the fact that we can get to know on a personal basis those who purchase our cars.Many we gladlybuy back after a few years and sell them another wonderful collectable car.
Finally, we welcome any pre-inspection of our cars by an Inspection company that is hiredby a potential buyer. If they have the proper insurance and a valid Driver's license we letthem drive the car as well.
We are extremely proud of the cars we offer which has resulted in a 100% feedback rating for more than 16 years.
We sold our 1st vintage car on Ebay in March of 2000. Prior to that, for 40 years we sold almost every car through print media.
The question we are always asked "How do you find all of these incredible cars?"
The answer is simple.We have been collecting the best of the best since 1960! During these past 56 yearswe have met 1000's and 1000's of wonderful guys & girls who love this hobby as much as we do. Unfortunatelymany have and do pass away and when they do the families call us. The cars most often find us for the 2nd time....we don't "find" the cars.
We fly in to inspect the car, most of the times it's acollectionwhich can be 5 or 6 cars....or more.Many times it's a lot more, 25, 50 or as high as 100+ cars.
When we purchase & ship the cars back to Florida we inspect and drive every car. If it needs anything, we haveit correctly & expertly repaired. We don't take shortcuts. If an Air-conditioning system is not working, we don'tjust add Freon....we go through the entire system and fix it right. We're not perfect and once in a greatwhile we mightoverlook something...if we do...call us and we will do everything we can to make it right.
A very long time friend recently asked us "Why do you try and make every thing work in all of your cars?"
I replied in an instant by saying "Because that is way we would love to buy all of our vehicles"
Additionally, we're not greedy. A small markup is added to each car, we keep the overhead to a minimumand always "leave room" for the new buyer to sell his or her car should they make that decision.
We never try to just"Make a sale"because a sale is usually a one time event. Instead, we do our best to"Make a customer"because a customer is forever and that's a VERY good thing in business.
It is UNDERPRICED the current market on a car equippedlike this and restored to this level!
I would urge you to call me ASAP at(954) 873-6495and I will share with you our lowest possible price...we will NOT respondto e-mails requesting this information and will only share this with a live voice on the phone.
If you have a car that is fully restored or completely original and in EXCELLENT condition, we would welcome to take your car in trade.
Coming soon EXCLUSIVELY to Ebaymotors.com
Hire an inspector or even better come in person. Guaranteed to be a "NODISAPPOINTMENT"52 year old PRISTINE veryrare and extremely collectible 1964 Ford Thunderbird Roadsterat it's finest.
Located in Pompano Beach, we are located between the Palm Beach International Airport (25 miles to the South)and the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (25 miles to the North)
Coming soon EXCLUSIVELY to Ebaymotors.com
1962 Ford Thunderbird Factory Roadster, Black/Red,fully optioned and documented in #1 condition
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IMPORTANT:Please read!
Recently wehave had a few auctions won by 1st time buyers with ZERO or 1 or 2 purchases with 1 or 2 feedback comments.
These buyers failed to answer any e-mails or gave Ebay false telephonecontact numbers.
Therefore effectiveDecember 20th, 2015, any bidder who has less than 5 Positive Feedbackresponses or who has been a member of Ebay for LESS than 90 days, will have to call and speak with us at(954) 873-6495in order to become an approved bidder.
If you fall into this category and have not called us prior to placing a bid, your bid will be rescinded(tossed out)and you will be blocked from bidding on anyof our exceptionalcars.
We have beensellingthe best of the best in Vintage & antique classic cars on Ebay since March of 2000. Nearly $350 MILLION DOLLARS of vintage cars.
We have 934Positive Feedbacks, most are for Vintage cars.
In actuality, we have sold over 3000 vintage cars since 2000! However, only 1 out of 3 buyers wants to use the Ebay process.
Click here to see the cars we have sold this year :click hereWeunderstand that many collectors who are buying a car like this are doing so for investment purposes and do not want anyone else to know their final price of acquisition.
Whatever your choice, we will respect your decision. We never disclose to anyone what the final purchase price is ofany of the "GARAGEMEMORIES" we sell.We have sold almost 1/3 of a billion dollars of Vintage cars thru Ebaymotors.com.
The car is for sale locally in South Floridaand we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. If you wish to discuss the lowest acceptable price...PLEASE...DO NOT write us and say "What is your lowest price?"
Instead, call us at954-873-6495and we will be happy to discuss that with you.
The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. The car is garage kept in Boca Raton, Florida
We are located halfway between Palm Beach International Airport and the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.
Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).
Shipping: If you need help shipping this car in the U.S. or anywhere else in this world, I will be happy to put you in direct contact with Mary Olson who has been our sole shipping person for not only us, but for several of my friends who own car museums. She is honest, reliable, dependable and gives great personal service. She has arranged shipping for myself and several of my friends of more than 3000 cars over the past 10 years.Twenty First Century Auctions has been selling fine Late model sports cars, vintage and collectible cars on EBAYMOTORS since March of 2000 and we have a 100% feedback rating.Even in this very tough economic times where real estate has tumbled down a very steep hill....vintage cars...the real ones...the pedigreed cars in great restored or near perfect original condition continue to hold value and in most instances appreciate.
Invest your money in something you just don't "Put in the Bank" but something you can "Drive to the bank and anywhere else you might choose to do with your family & friends."Why not have fun with your money? ...enjoy your life and know that when you wake up in the morning your dollars are still safe in your garage or warehouse&haven't evaporated into thin air!

Car collecting is a family thing...everyone around the world admires and loves these great vintage and collectible cars.We have sold cars fromAustraliatoAlaska...FromChinatoSaudi Arabia.....FromManhattantoMoscow....and the hobby keeps growing & expanding all the time.Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250-$300 a year for a quality collectible like this. and you can buy full coverage!They usually require a garage and not more than 2500-3000miles a year put on the car.I recommend you only buy a car like this if you have a garage to keep it in.I always try and look for major flaws and mention them and try to point them out when I see something. If you call me I will go over the car with you in great detail... inside and out.Ialways try and find some flaws in every car and mention anything that doesn't work. On this 1964 Thunderbird, we couldn't find anything not working,but if we do, it will be addressed before we ship this car to the lucky new owner.Your welcome to come in person to inspect this car for yourself...hire anyone you like to come on your behalf....bring your Experts and magnifying glasses........see if you can find anything really negative worth mentioning...we tried and couldn't find anything ...maybe you can?We have tried diligently to find any MAJOR flaws in the paint, body, interior, mechanical or electrical systems and have not been able to locate anything that we could list as a MAJOR problem in the description.
I truly believe there is NO such thing as a "PERFECT" old car or even a late model car that has been driven, WE ARE NOT making such a claim.....but this car comes close to perfection...ESPECIALLY when you consider it is 52 Years Old !
We are urging you toPLEASEcome and inspect the car in person, drive it or to hire an expert inspector to do this for you. AGAIN....Please do not ask us to recommend anyone....we want you to select & hire your own inspector.
If you wish to schedule an appointment to see this car, please call me at954-873-6495....We would appreciate at least a 1-2 day notice. It is currently being stored inBoca Raton, FL. It is started anddriven a few miles on occasionif it's a beautiful SUNNY day and allowed to warm up,possiblyonce a week.
This car is owned free and clear. After you speak with us on the phone, it is possible to have a scanned copy sent directly to you.
We know this is a Platinum investment collectible car..this is a car that you can still drive & enjoy and will increase in value...not decrease in value.....and if you chose to...you could drive it every day. We feel very strongly that a car like this will not only hold its value but in years to come will continue to appreciate.
Please don't buy a Museum quality car like this unless you have a garage to store it inside. We do notbelieve this carhas ever been left outside.
You can look at this car in bright outdoor sunlight or indoors under halogen or florescent light...it still looks spectacular....but don't take our word...PLEASE...come and check it out yourself. I don't like surprises. Our goal not's to give you any....this is a NO DISAPPOINTMENT collectibleclassic!
We don't "play games" We love when a car is inspected prior to meeting the reserve. We have no secrets and are proud of our 100% feedback rating...we have been selling great cars like this formore than16 years onEbaymotors.com.Please...do not e-mail us and ask "What is your reserve"Just call us and we can discuss money...the car...a trade...or whatever is on your mind.This car is also being advertised and marketed in other forms of media and if sold prior to having met it's reserve price and a deposit received, we reserve the right to cancel and end the auction early.Should the reserve price be met BEFORE receiving a deposit, we WILL NOT end the auction early and the highest ending bidder will own this incredible piece of automotive art andautomotive history.
Instead call me at954-873-6495....even if your calling fromAustralia,Europe orJapan. We will not e-mail you the reserve but will discuss it with you on the phone!
We are all car guys that are very easy to speak with...no Prima Donnas at this end...just car lovers that do this for the fun and passion of loving our hobby...for the past 50+ years!
We really do love the cars...a lot more than the $.
Once you speak with us...you'll agree...we are sincere and dedicated to this eternal love affair with the automobile
The reserve is set at a very, very fair number...if you wish to discuss the amountplease don't write and ask "What is the reserve price" just call us,

As with all of our fine cars...we invite you and urge your personal inspection. If you see it....and drive it...you will buy it!SHIPPING: Many of my friends and fellow collectors have shipped literally 1000's of cars over the past many years...all with a great gal named Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transport...I will be happy to give you her e-mail & telephone & connect you up on a DIRECT basis with Mary and she can handle any shipping needs...this car should be shipped ENCLOSED!
OUT-OF-THE-USA SHIPPING: Over the past 50 yearswe have shipped cars to more than 40 countries...I can put you in contact with the right people who will give you great service at a fair price.
For financing...trywww.jjbest.comorwww.woodsidecredit.comIf you have a trade...please e-mail us atluvdg@aol.coma complete set of photos....details and a phone number.Also, we have contact with shippers throughout theU.S.and WORLDWIDE...We will be happy to assist you.WHAT ABOUT A TRADE?We accept most anything in trade but please, NO Motorcycles, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Rest-o-rods, Kit Cars, Replicas, Clones, Boats, Airplanes, Jewelry, Motor homes, Real Estate,Helicopters, Submarines, Stamps,Coins or unregistered stock, etc.We will only accept cars of the quality, correctness and authenticity that we sell.We will consider any nice vintage or antique car or late model Luxury car with a clean CARFAX & CARCHECK report. Please call us first and discuss this with us..and if we have an interest, we would then have you e-mail a complete set of photos and details.E-MAIL the photos of your trade or trades toluvdg@aol.comThanks and best of luck!Please write or call for more details....If you are interested in this vehicle, please call us at(954) 873-6495and we will stand next to the car and go over everything with you in great detail...there will be NO surprises...or better yet...come and inspect it yourself. (appointment a day or two in advance is required)eBay Recommended Services:History Report - get a vehicle history report and protect yourself from hidden problemsShipping - get free shipping quotes and information on options to pick up the vehicleFinancing - learn about choicesBuyer Checklist - review steps to take to make a safe, successful purchase
AS IS - NO WARRANTYThis vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.There is no such thing as a "PERFECT" car...especially when dealing with vintage cars that are 25,35 and even 50 years old.Arranging for an independent third-party inspection is a great way to validate a seller's claims about a vehicle's condition. There are many companies and individuals who offer such a service. Of course your personal inspection and scrutiny are suggested and most welcomed.The seller has made a diligent effort to accurately describe this vehicle but does not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy of the above description.Bidders and prospective purchasers are urged and cautioned to conduct their own due diligence, including a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser, before contemplating a purchase or making a bid on this vehicle.In fact, we would welcome and encourage such an inspection, and will make every effort to make the above described vehicle available at a time convenient to the perspective purchaser or their agentsWe charge NO fees of any type. NONE!We will help arrange to have your vehicle picked up on a bonded, licensed and insured carrier.There are no dealer fees or other charges and you are responsible to pay all sales taxes in your home state .Required payment is 20%within 72 hoursand the balance in fullwithin 7 daysthereafter.
If you buy a car from us and are not happy with something that is major in nature,please call us and let us know. If we feel it's our fault, we are only too happy todiscuss making a possible adjustment on the final agreed price.

On Aug-07-16 at 21:56:31 PDT, seller added the following information:

Included with the sale of this car are a thick stack of invoices for prior work done on this car.The two outside mirrors are of course original from 1964.
We were able to find andpurchase two brand new replacement mirrors which are includedwith the sale ofthis car. The originals have a small amount of pitting in the chrome (too tiny tosee in the photos) and we wanted to give this car's proud new owner the optionto replace those on the car.
Also included is the 1964 Thunderbird license plate you see on the frontof this car in some of the photos.