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1963 Thunderbird Sports Roadster Convertible

Model Year History Overview:

1962 was the first year for the unique Thunderbird Sports Roadster which was produced for only two years.  1963 was the last year.  These vehicles were distinguished by having Kelsey-Hays wire wheels, a tonneau cover, a special front fender emblem and a passenger grab bar.  The coding for Sports Roadsters was established as 76B/85 and 76B/89. The last 76B/85- invoiced Sports Roadster was 2Y85Z114640.  For 1963 only 455 Sport Roadsters were produced: 411 were 390 cid 4-barrel equipped and only 37 were TRI-Power—390 cid triple 2-barrel carburetor equipped (340HP)

          Total 1963 Thunderbird Production: 63,313
   Total 1963 Sports Roadster Production: 455
(Less than 100 are believed to still exist)                   
           Originally Sold To: N/A
           Original MSRP:  $5,563.00

          Stock Number: C 71

1963 Thunderbird Sports Roadster Convertible

VIN Number:    3Y89Z110998
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant:  Wixom, Michigan
Exterior Color:  Diamond Blue (Platinum)
Convertible Top:  White Vinyl w/Black Lining
Interior Trim:  Two-Tone Blue Leather
Engine:   390 - CID Thunderbird TRI-Power OHV V-8
Three Holley 2-Barrel Carburetors
340 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke:  4.05”X 3.78”
Transmission:  Cruise-O-Matic

  • AM/FM Cassette Stereo Radio
  • Roadster Tonneau Cover
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Power Steering & Brakes
  • Power Windows
  • Factory Air Conditioner
  • Swing-Away Steering Wheel
  • Power Top 
  • Original Fiberglass Roadster Tonneau Cover
  • Original Passenger Roadster Grab Bar
  • Original Kelsey-Hayes Wire Wheels
  • Narrow Stripe Whitewall Radial Tires
  • Original Kelsey-Hayes Wire Wheels

Wheelbase:  113.0 inches

Weight:  4,396 LBS

Stock Number: C 71

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