1965 Ford Thunderbird 10th Anniversary Special Landau, # 1950
Price: - Item location: Sacramento, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- SubModel: 10Th Anniversary Special Landau 0 Dr
- Trim: 10th Anniversary Special Landau
- Doors: 2 Doors
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 78000
- Color: Emberglo
- Engine size: 390 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Patchment
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Ford Thunderbird 10th Anniversary Special LandauThis 10th anniversary 1965 Thunderbird just came out of a 7 year sleep. The husband was slowly working on the car and died before he could complete it. I am selling it for the aged widow who asked me to help her get rid of the old memories.
So I had the fuel tank cleaned, new fuel pump, brake booster, vacuum advance installed and she fired right up.
I believe it is a two owner car. The original factory plate ( # 1950 out of 4500) is attached to the driver's door and the name on it matches the name on the original owner's manual (included). This is rare to have the plate still attached, many second owner's removed them. Per research, the plate numbers were not sequential. Since this was build in February of 1965 you would expect it would be a much lower number. Also have the Marti ORIGINAL INVOICE.
Present second owner? purchased the car in 1990 per title.
The car was born at the Wixon plant in Michigan on February 15, 1965 and sold in Roseville California on March 18 1965 to the original owner whose name is on the door plate and owners manual.
The car is all original as far as I can tell. It has been repainted some time in its life and the sides are nice and shiny with a few scratches and dings but the trunk and hood need a little more elbow grease to bring them back to life. I believe someone painted the air cleaner and valve covers to blue from their original gold in its life. Maybe they did not like the gold???The original interior is beautiful and has original carpets and headliner. The tires look brand new. Rear Turn signals work. Engine bay is very clean.This California car has its original black plates has all standard equipment for the 10th anniversary plus has both power seats plus passenger recline, am/fm radio, power antenna, power windows, cruise control, power trunk release and power locks. Very nicely optioned.
CLEAN title It runs and drives. Transmission shifts nicely, but the car should be gone though before long distance travel since it sat for so many years.
There are a few problems:The vinyl roof was removed and painted a similar color to prevent rust so it will need replacing (original material available). Trunk boards and trunk mat are nasty and should be replaced (also available).
Power windows are erratic, radio not working but power antenna doe, driver's power seat not working, cruise control not working, fuel gauge not working. Car as said sat from 2011 until 2018 and shows 77k on speedometer, but it does not work so mileage is unknown. The a/c does not have a charge from sitting.Will help with overseas shipping.
Drive and enjoy and slowly make the necessary simple repairs. OF COURSE THERE IS NO WARRANTY AND IS SOLD AS IS.The widow does not even know what a BIN price i, but if you want to make an offer before the auction ends I will present it to her.
Also the car is advertised locally and the auction could end at any time,
Starting price leaves a lot of room to make repairs and have a real nice 10th anniversary for much lower than some that have been advertised.