This beautiful automobile is a 1965 Ford Thunderbird Special Landau, one of 4,500 manufactured by Ford to mark the tenth anniversary of the Thunderbird marque. The car sports the distinctive Ember-Glo paint, Special Parchment-colored vinyl top, and matching interior. The interior has Special Landau badging, simulated walnut trim, and Ember-Glo accents on the instrument panel, front bucket seats, door panels as well as Ember-Glo carpeting. The interior is original, with no tears, scuffs, or marks on the instrument panel, seats, headliner, or door panels. The car is accident and rust free. The steering wheel and dash have no age cracks.
This Special Landau is a true California car, built on February 23, 1965, at the Wixom assembly plant, bought in Sacramento, CA, on March 17, 1965, and housed in the Sacramento area ever since. The car has always been garaged and carries the original black CA license plates. The car has almost every option offered by Ford in 1965, including electrically-operated windows, power steering, power brakes, front disc brakes, automatic transmission, swing-away steering column, four-way electric driver seat, air-conditioning, remote- control left side rear-view mirror, right-side rear-view mirror, speed control, Special Landau wheel covers, dealer-installed protective side molding, electric antenna, original AM radio, vacuum-operated door locks, brake release, and trunk release. The car has 142,000 miles on the original 390 cu-in, 303 horsepower, 4-barrel carburetor engine. The engine is strong, does not burn oil, and has no oil or fluid leaks.
Major systems have been replaced or rebuilt. Seals, gaskets, hoses and metal tubing, as well as shock absorbers and upper ball joints, have been replaced. The original Freon air conditioning system has a new compressor. The front brake rotors, calipers and pads are new. The rear brake cylinders have been rebuilt and relined with new shoes. The tires are new American Classic radial ply tires. The steering column, transmission, and exhaust system have been rebuilt. Dash cover, rubber floor mats, and Thunderbird-specific tools included.
This Best in Class award winner can be driven directly to the next car show, a night out, or the grocery store. I have extensive records of the cars history and maintenance.
Transfer of title only after receipt of cash, clearance of certified check and finalized deposit of cash in my account, or upon completion of escrow.
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