Featured Thunderbird for February 1996
1962 / Exterior: Rangoon Red / Interior: Pearl Beige Leather / 390cid / Automatic
Owners: Mike & Holly O'Connor, Oakley, California
Here is our 1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster. My wife and I acquired this car in 1994 from the second owner (a collector) and it was in the condition you see here. The car is an actual factory built Roadster, 76B body, and is unrestored and completely original except for the tires, shocks and exhaust system. The exterior is Rangoon Red and the leather interior is Pearl Beige. The car has the Z engine (no Tri-Power) and with almost 97,000 miles still runs like new.
We hope to keep the car and preserve it in it's current state with an occasional Sunday drive or a trip to a car show. We do show the car locally and on occasion travel to an event out of our area time permitting. The car is a pleasure to drive but is not very practical transportation (I'm sure that was just as true in 1962).
Mike & Holly O'Connor
Copyright © 1996 by Mike O'Connor
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