1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD M CODE 390 HARDTOP COUPE – 57,305 MILES SHOWING
Considered to be a “Rare Bird” by the experts and particularly in Hardtop Coupe form, this is a remarkable offering.
We understand only 27 coupes were built and this offering is the first and earliest one of the 27.
A one owner car for the first 47 years of it’s life, delivered new on the 1st of May 1963 to it’s Vestal, New York owner.
We hold a folder of information on this vehicle including it’s original handbook.
We also hold an Australian Import Approval dated the 19th November 2010.
Chassis number is 3Y83M100489 which on a plate inside the driver’s door frame and also stamped into scuttle behind the engine and equates to the following:-
Y Wixom Plant, Michigan USA
83 Thunderbird 2 Door Hardtop
M 390ci Tri-carb engine
100489 Ford allocation
Presenting in the original pale Diamond Blue (Code N) with medium Silver Blue crinkle vinyl and light Silver Blue Vachette vinyl trim (Code 50).
Powered by the 390ci (6.4Lt) V8 engine, it produced when new 340bhp (253.5Kw), delivered to the rear wheels via a 3 speed Cruise-O-Matic auto transmission. Performance figures suggest 0-100kph in under 10 secs and a top speed near 210kph.
A very rare offering and bound to suit a collector.
Currently Historically registered to a distinguished South Australian, that registration is not transferrable, however similar schemes exist in other jurisdictions which equates to minimal on road costs.
The distinguished owner is none other that Vern Schuppan AM, a South Australian with an amazing and successful racing history, most notably winning the 24hr of Le Mans race in 1983 driving a Porsche 956 together with Al Holbert (USA) and Hurley Heywood (USA). Not only winning that race, but he featured in the top ten positions for several years in the early 80’s.
Apart from all of his successes on the race track, he has always had a love for fine and rare cars, this 63 Ford Thunderbird M Code Coupe is but just one.
Available to inspect on our state of the art showroom floor in Adelaide.
We can arrange transport door to door world wide if required.
Finance – our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.
We welcome the opportunity to consider your trade in.
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