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1961 Ford Thunderbird 390 V8 Auto Trans Barn Find Blue Metallic Runs Drives

Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Type: Coupe
Trim: Coupe 390 V8 – Runs and Drives!
Year: 1961
Mileage: 95,588
VIN: 1Y71Z168408
Color: Blue
Engine: 390 CID V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Muskegon, Michigan, United States

1961 Ford Thunderbird Coupe 390 V8 – Runs and Drives! Additional Info:

231-760-8857 1961 FORD THUNDERBIRD
1Y71Z168408 MILEAGE:
95,588 ENGINE:
3-speed automatic COLOR:
1367 Dark Blue Metallic MORE INFO
- Unmodified 1961 Ford Thunderbird coupe - Factory Dark Blue Metallic paint (repainted)
- Original 390 CID V8 with auto trans - Blue/green interior with "Swing-Away" steering wheel
- "Barn find" project car that runs and drives

Collectors and enthusiasts seem to love a good "barn find", and this is a great one! What you are looking at is a third-generation 1961 Ford Thunderbird with the original engine, transmission and interior. We are offering this as a project car that runs and drives, you could easily keep this car just the way it is or go for a restoration. Everything on the car will receive a complete inspection prior to delivery.
The paint code is Ford Dark Blue Metallic, which was repainted some time ago in the correct shade, with solid sheet metal and no visible rust. There is a great patina on the paint for those who look for that, but overall the exterior is in good condition for its age. This car has been with one owner since 1983. Inside, the interior is aqua blue and green, with bucket seats and the famous "Swing-Away" steering wheel that slides about 18 inches to the right for easy driver entry or exit. There are a couple of holes in the rear part of the headliner as shown in the photos. Options from that time period include rear fender skirts, whitewall tires, and an AM radio.
The car starts on the first try, and idles well, although the transmission shifts a bit firmly, with a small leak underneath. The drum brakes with power assist work, and there is standard power steering. All glass and chrome trim is present and in decent condition. See the SPECS tab for a complete options list. This elegant classic cruiser is in need of a good home and some TLC. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!
This is a 1961 Ford Thunderbird coupe in running and driving condition.
Ford 390 CID V8
Rated at 300hp and 427 lb-ft torque
Cruise-O-Matic MX 3-speed automatic transmission
Rear wheel drive
Ford Dark Blue Metallic 1367 paint (repainted)
Aqua blue and green two-tone interior
Bucket seats
"Swing-Away" steering wheel
AM radio
Whitewall tires
Power drum brakes
Power steering
Body: 63A
Color: H
Trim: 52
Date: 26G
Trans: 4 / Axle: 6
Serious buyers may contact Steve Schuitema directly for additional details at 231-865-3287. WARRANTY WARRANTY/DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:
Offered for sale by automotive experts and enthusiasts at All Speed Customs. With over 50 years of combined customization, high performance and classic restoration experience, the team at ASC has inspected this vehicle as if it was going into their own collection. This vehicle is being sold as is, where there is 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 themselves as to the condition and value, and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall 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.
We are a complete high performance and custom automotive shop located in Muskegon, MI. Our specialty is the complete restoration and/or customization of show quality or investment automobiles to individuals and collectors across the nation and around the world. Every vehicle we offer for sale is a truly described example, thoroughly documented and photographed, and in our possession. Our facility is staffed with individuals who are not only highly trained and proficient in their craft, but also automotive enthusiasts to the core.
As a team, we are dedicated to performing the best work possible, and delivering to you a finished product that exceeds your expectations. We place quality above everything else, regardless of the time or effort needed to attain it. Our collection and inventory of classic and muscle cars are carefully inspected before, during, and after any work performed. Every aspect of one of our signature builds is kept to an extremely high standard. All restorations are returned to original factory spec or higher. Each listing we offer includes a comprehensive 100-point safety inspection performed by our certified technicians.
We have a longstanding reputation within the enthusiast community, which we take seriously. Our team takes pride in the stunning machines we build, restore, and sell - and it shows. However, auctions are not a game, and when you place a winning bid, you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean we are able to "hold" the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer, and we openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car at our Muskegon showroom.
Once you bid or make an offer, you are doing so to purchase WITHOUT conditions. Your bid cannot be subject to anything. A $1500.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 5 business days of the close of the auction and must be provided by bank wire transfer, personal check, cash, or money order. We cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and all payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released, with no exceptions.
All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, we reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other partial payment received and we elect to terminate the contract, we reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear, if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time frame required, you will forfeit your deposit.
Financing is available! Please contact us for more details.
We are happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis, and we work with several qualified transportation services, but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping at their cost. We can provide you with a quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only.
Compared to the overall market, the vehicles we offer for sale are generally superior to others available, but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, show cars of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Further, and very importantly, a 50 year old car is predominantly comprised of 50 year old parts-and old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break and/or stop functioning without notice. General preventative maintenance is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service.
A classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, may have the mileage be recorded as "exempt". In this regard, the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown, and accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy with independent reports such as Carfax, AutoCheck, etc. We are able to hold the vehicle up to 30 days after purchase while you arrange shipping, but you must immediately insure it. A daily storage fee will be applied beyond 30 days of auction end. We will not bear responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction.
If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection, we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. For customers arriving by plane or ferry, we can provide transportation to and from Muskegon Airport or the Lake Michigan harbor. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility.
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This vehicle is for sale locally, and is advertised heavily in other venues. The seller reserves the right to end this listing at any time.
Prices subject to change without notice and do not include title, license, registration fees, state or local taxes, if any. Buyer is responsible for any and all such costs.
Michigan residents pay 6% sales tax, as well as registration fees. Out-of-state buyers may register and pay applicable taxes in their home state.
Financing is available! Please contact us for more details.
The buyer is responsible for ALL SHIPPING COSTS. We can help arrange shipping worldwide at reasonable rates. Please contact us for more details.
These are pre-owned vehicles and they are sold in 'As Is' condition. However, some vehicles may still be under factory warranty or an extended warranty may be purchased. Ask for details.
Vehicles that are older than 10 years and/or have more than 100,000 miles will either have the correct accumulated mileage as listed on the title, or sold as "Mileage Exempt/Exceeds Mechanical Limits".
All obligations pursuant to this contract shall be performable in Muskegon County, Michigan. The vehicle shall be delivered F.O.B. in Muskegon County, Michigan, and all obligations of Purchaser to pay for the vehicle shall be payable in Muskegon County, Michigan.
It is agreed by all parties in relation to any transaction involving this vehicle that the proper venue for any legal proceedings and arbitrations shall be Muskegon County, Michigan.
Mileage posted in this listing may vary slightly due to local test-driving, in-transit repairs, or road testing.
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