The Ford Thunderbird was redesigned for 1961 that featured new and much sleeker styling than the second-generation models.
Model year 1961 saw a new, projectile look for Thunderbird, along with a larger 390 cubic inch FE series V8 engine. Also worthy of mention is the introduction of several “firsts” for the automotive market. Most notably, the highly-touted “Swing Away” steering wheel was new and standard equipment. With the transmission in Park, the steering wheel could slide approximately 18 inches to the right, allowing the driver to exit the vehicle easily.
Several standard features for new Thunderbirds like power steering and power brakes, back-up lights, and bucket seats were costly options on some other autos. 1962 saw little change other than the addition of the Sports Roadster and Landau Hardtop to its line-up.
With its sound body and running gear, Eddie was able to focus on making the car stand out in a crowd. Thanks to John Christensen’s handiwork and a fabulous coat of House of Kolor Pagan Gold, I assure you it will not go unnoticed. While John was busy spraying, custom graphics were applied.
Now, check out another sensational 1962 Ford Thunderbird named “Ultra Violet”.