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1962 Ford Thunderbird Wagon

It's so hard to know exactly where to start with the Thunderbird. The custom work was performed in the late 1970s or early 1980s, and it has withstood the test of time well. There is a fair coating of surface corrosion on the vehicle's underside, which I would probably address, but the overall impression is of a very solid car. The roof for the wagon was sourced from a 1965 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, which was blended nicely with the lower standard Thunderbird sheet metal. The tailgate glass is custom made, while the rest of the glass appears to be either Thunderbird or Oldsmobile, depending on which window you're looking at. The exterior chrome and trim look to be in good condition, and the overall external presentation of the car is awe-inspiring. If you scroll down to the bottom of this article, you will find a reasonable gallery of photos, as well as a YouTube video of the car.


Under the hood is all Ford. A 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission backs the 390ci V8. The engine has had a few upgrades and is now fitted with a Ford 428 crankshaft and high lift camshaft. The car is also equipped with power steering, power brakes, and Hankook white-wall tires, which are in good condition.