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1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster

Model Year History Overview:
1962 was the first year for the Thunderbird Sports Roadster.  There vehicles were distinguished by having Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, tonneau cover, a special front fender emblem and a passenger grab bar.  All were painted Rangoon Red with Black canvas tops in 1962.  The coding for Sports Roadster was established as 76B/85 and76B/89. The last 76B/85 invoiced Sports Roadster was 2Y85Z114640.  In 1962 only 1,427 Sports Roadsters were produced; 1,200 were 390 CID 4-barrel carburetor equipped and only 120 were 390 CID Triple 2-barrel carburetor (401HP) equipped.

Total 1962 Thunderbird Production:  78,011 

Hardtops: 69,554      Convertibles: 7,030
Sports Roadster Convertibles: 1,427
Originally Sold To: N/A

MSRP:  $5,439.00

1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster

VIN Number:  2Y89Z148380
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant:  Wixom, Michigan
Exterior Color:  Rangoon Red
Convertible Top:  Black Canvas
Interior Trim:  Black Vinyl
Engine:  390 CID Thunderbird OHV V-8
4-Barrel Carburetor
300 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke:  4.05” x 3.78”
Transmission:  Cruise-O-Matic


  • AM Push Button
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Power Steering & Brakes
  • Power Windows
  • Roadster Tonneau Cover
  • Roadster Passenger Grab Bar
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Kelsey-Hayes Wire Wheels
  • Wide Whitewall radial tires

Wheelbase:  113.0 inches
Weight:  4,471 LBS

Stock Number: C 38

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