1961 Ford Thunderbird Convertible special

Unique car & in as new condition!


Year 1961
Make Ford
Model Thunderbird Convertible special
Engine and transmission
Engine Type V8
Engine Size 390 cui
Estimated HP aprox.375 hp
Heads Ford FE
Carburetor 4bbl
Intake 4bbl intake
Ignition Ford
Transmission Type Automatic
Transmission Spec
Exhaust Type Dual exhausts
Muffler Type
Interior Color Black/white
Seating Type Buckets
Seat Material Leather
Shifter Type Column
Restoration Status Restored
Awards Summary Show quality
Body Style convertible
Doors 2
Body Color Red
Paint type 2 stage
Front Suspension Type Original style / Swaybar
Rear Suspension Type Original leafsprings
Axle Specification Ford 9
Wheels 16 inch
Front Brakes Discs
Rear Brakes Discs!
Miscellaneous One of the best Thunderbirds around! Fully ready and done to be driven and enjoyed. This car, like all PTTM quality cars, has received a complete check-up and engine and drivetrain tests, everything is in great shape and the car is ready to be enjoyed once it's on our showroom floor! Price includes sales tax (21%) for this car. EU Companies can deduct sales tax, outside of EU the sales price comes without sales tax also for Privat persons! Please call for more info. NOW FOR SPECIAL FOR A ONE TIME ONLY, SUMMER SALE PRICE !
Bodywork & Trim

Straight and rust free body and floors, very nice paint with a high gloss and deep shine and great chrome and trim all in very nice restored condition. The underside of the car is very clean, rust free and detailed. Seeing ford galvanized the floors of the thunderbird's in the early 70's this car survived the test of time and its super solid and all original panels and floors and all was repainted in a clean layer of thin coating. You could eat off it! It's that clean.


390 Cui 4V performance V8, fully rebuild and with special original and rare 427 performance heads, alu Edelbrock torque intake with 4bbl carb and original exhaust manifolds. The engine bay is very clean and correct and detailed.


Original drivetrain and suspension system with added 4 wheel disc brakes and power brake booster. Original style suspension and new performance shocks. Rear axle with lim.slip.diff and 3.10 gears. The complete power steering system, pumps and gears and bearings are freshly rebuilt and it handles superbly.


Very nice and clean interior with two-tone leather seats and new carpets, functional dash gauges and the trim is all in very nice and original uncut condition. The power convertible top is also without flaws and all the hydraulic and electrics are new and rebuilt!

General discription



1961 Ford Thunderbird convertible 390cui V8 automatic with roadster package (4 or 2 seat's feature) super nice and clean, recently restored T.bird convertible, one of the best looking convertible cars ever, don't compare this car to just any other as no costs were spared to make this car in a reliable, all new and restored cruiser!.

The car is equipped with many options and has a great color combination of red with a white convertible top and black and white custom leather! the interior that really stands out !. The white seat facings are a great feature as the also keep the seats cool in the summer heat. These cars are getting pretty rare and in Europe, you seldom or never see one. The car is also equipped with the rare 16 inch Daytona chrome wire wheels and whitewall tires that looks stunning on the car.

It is also an original Airco equipped car! And its now equipped with a modern style Airco compressor that really blows ice cold. The car was owned by the same owner for the last 23 years in Florida and was well maintained over the years and well-taken car off. That would explain why this car survived so well seeing it was in a garage in the sunny states almost all of its life. The body lines are straight and the car is rust free. 

One of the main reasons the car survived is the fact it had all original galvanized body panels and floors! The underside of this car is as clean and solid as it was the day it was new. The Monte Carlo red paint on the car is really nice with a deep shine and only a minor scratch here and there. The convertible top is as new as well and everything on the car works and is in good to a very good condition. The car also has a hidden modern type radio hidden behind the face of the original style model! This car being the first year of the all-new third generation of T.Birds were the spaciest of them all and look very sporty and sleek. 

The interior design was way ahead of its time and gave the car a very luxurious and sporty feel in combination with the deep 3 spoke "sway away" steering wheel.

These cars had many innovations and the were also used for president Kennedy's inaugural parade. This car is also equipped with the additional 62'year Sports roadster cover that doesn't only looks awesome, but it also keeps away wind deflection in the back seat area. This way you have 2 cars instead of 1, it's a 4-5 seater convertible and a 2 seater with the flip of that roadster cover as that's easily detachable! All the hydraulics, convertible top, and electrics are rebuilt and as new. More than 65000 Euro was invested in its restoration alone! 

We feel the 61' cars are the nicest looking with there straight body lines and rear quarter ornaments, but that might be personal. The car is equipped with a 390 cui Ford FE big block performance engine that was originally rated with 315 hp and 430 ft.lbs ! of monster torque (way more important than HP) and made the car really fast for its time, especially seeing the cars options and high curb weight. 0-100 km/h was done in just around 9 seconds !.. and that was fast in 1961! ( and still is...). The engine is hooked up to a perfect working 3-speed automatic transmission. This engine, however, when it was rebuild was upgraded with very rare Ford 427 Performance heads and a special aluminum intake and a bit higher lift camshaft and will make around 375HP or more. 

The engine bay, however, looks fully stock. Opening and closing the power convertible top is a spectacle and always draws attention of spectators, the complete trunk lit opens and the top comes out in a special way, then an additional cover opens up and the trunk lid closes once the Top is in place, the additional lid closes off the gap between the convertible top and the rear valance panel. With this car also being opted with power windows and power seats its a breeze and fun gadget and highly comfortable. 

This specific car is also equipped with an aftermarket 4 wheel disc brake conversion kit with a new power brake booster to make this heavy car stop fast and safe.  As speed is nice but stopping is way more important.

The car is fully serviced and inspected and everything you see works as it should. So its NOT your average old classic car.

Just must see this car to understand its full glory, style, and quality. Yes its build as a car to drive and enjoy, but it's also a showstopper at any meeting you would attend and the car gets thumbs up everywhere you take it! It drives and handles like a dream and with the top up or down its a fantastic car to see and enjoy.

Some of the cars Options : 

- Air conditioning

Power disc brakes ( 4 wheels)

Power steering

- Power windows!

- Power seats

- Tilt away steering wheel

- Power convertible top

- Stereo AM/FM (hidden) 

- Spoked 16 inch wheels

- 4-2 seater roadster sports deck (removable)

- Leather bucket seats 

Equa lock diff with 3.10 gears

Al the goodies you would want on a Thunderbird

But if you like additional information ahead then please contact our sales! If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!

- The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included.*

* Price includes sales tax (21%) for this car. EU Companies can deduct sales tax, outside of EU the sales price comes without sales tax also for Privat persons! Please call for more info.

- All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.

- On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!.

- On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H) 

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And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked at by others yesterday. And we can only sell it once!

Price in euros
€ 52750,-

Price includes all cost

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