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1961 Ford Thunderbird 2-Dr Sports Roadster 390 CID V8 Cruise-O-Matic

Locally Owned '61 T-Bird Roadster!

$24,995

Plus Taxes & Licensing
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Here’s your chance to own a locally owned 1961 Ford Thunderbird Roadster! Purchased in 2013 by its current owner this beautiful T-Bird has resided here on the Central Coast ever since. Finished in J code Monte Carlo Red with 55 code red vinyl interior. The original 390 CID has been replaced with a Jasper Crate 390CID V8 paired with the original Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission that spins the rear wheels with a 3.00:1 rear axle ratio. Other upgrades include a new 4BBL Edelbrock Carburetor. Receipts are included for the complete engine replacement along with many other services which include a new fuel pump, hoses, coolant, spark plugs, battery, and tires.  A power white vinyl top finishes the exterior that currently works but is slow to retract and expand. This ’61 T-Bird comes with a clean California title. Easy Classic Car Financing and Worldwide Delivery are available.

 

SERVICE PERFORMED AT 79K MILES

  • Jasper 390 Engine
  • Lower Radiator Hose
  • OE Mechanical Fuel Pump
  • Thermostat
  • Drive Belts
  • Water Pump
  • Antifreeze
  • Spark Plugs
  • ATF Fluid
  • U-Joint Hardware
  • Shift Shaft Seal
  • Kick Down O-Ring
  • Starter Solenoid
  • Ignition Coil
  • Points
  • Air Cleaner
  • Edelbrock 4BBL Carburetor 

 

Features include a red vinyl interior, power steering, power brakes, swing-away steering wheel, AM/FM radio with digital clock, power windows, power convertible top, ashtray, Kelsey hayes wire wheels wrapped in Hankook Optimo H722 tires, 120 mph speedometer, analog clock, fuel/temp gauge, front bucket seats with center console, and much more. Make sure to scroll through the photo gallery to see this car from top to bottom including receipts from services performed.

 

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Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1961 – 1963
Price : $4,175-$5,440
Weight : 3960 lbs | 1796.226 kg

Power

V 8 | Serial number code ‘W’
Displacement : 4785 cc | 292.0 cu in. | 4.8 L.
Power : 175 BHP (128.8 KW) @ 4200 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Compression : 8.8:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 2-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial number code ‘X’
Displacement : 5768 cc | 352.0 cu in. | 5.8 L.
Power : 220 BHP (161.92 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 89 mm.
Compression : 8.9:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 2-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial number code ‘Z’
Displacement : 6391 cc | 390.0 cu in. | 6.4 L.
Power : 300 BHP (220.8 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 103 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 9.6:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial number code ‘Z’ & ‘Q’
Displacement : 6391 cc | 390.0 cu in. | 6.4 L.
Power : 375 BHP (276 KW) @ 6000 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 103 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 10.6:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial number code ‘Z’
Displacement : 6391 cc | 390.0 cu in. | 6.4 L.
Power : 401 BHP (295.136 KW) @ 6000 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 103 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 10.6:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Transmission:
3 Manual , 3 Automatic Cruise-O-Matic , Automatic Ford-O-Matic

 

Production Figures

Total Ford Production for 1961 : 1,338,790
Total 1961 Thunderbird production : 73,051
1961 Ford Thunderbird
Convertible 2 dr. 4 P : 10,516
Hardtop Coupe 2 dr. 4 P : 62,535

Dimensions

Hardtop Coupe
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.0 in | 5207 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.0 in | 2870 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 60.0 in | 1524 mm.
Tires : 8.00×14

 

Landau Hardtop
Price : $5,440
Weight : 4370 lbs | 1982.199 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 215.0 in | 5461 mm.
Wheelbase : 117.0 in | 2972 mm.

 

Convertible
Price : $4,635
Weight : 4125 lbs | 1871.069 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.0 in | 5207 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.0 in | 2870 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 55.0 in | 1397 mm.

 

Handling

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 8.00 x 14

 

1961 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $2,850
Avg. Household Income : $5,315
Avg. Home : $12,500
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.27

 

The 1961 Ford Thunderbird measures 205.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 113.00 inches.

Ford Thunderbird Hardtop 390 V-8 Cruise-O-Matic (aut. 3 speed)
as offered for the year 1961 since October 1960 in North America Australia U.S.

 

Production/sales period of cars with this particular specs: October 1960 - September 1961
Modelyears: 1961
Country of origin: USA United States
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Make: Ford (USA)
Model: Thunderbird 03rd generation
1961-1963
Submodel: Thunderbird Hardtop
1961-1963
Optional equipment:
EEC segmentation: S (sport cars)
Subsegment: S-C (sport coupes) - executive
Class: grand tourer
Body style: hardtop coupe
Doors: 2
Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Engine specifications
Engine manufacturer: Ford FE-series V-8 390
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)
Fuel system: carburetor
Charge system: naturally aspirated
Valves per cylinder: 2
Valves timing:
Additional features: Holley 4-barrel
V-90deg, OHV
Emission control:
Emission standard:
Cylinders alignment: V 8
Displacement: 6384 cm3 / 389.6 cui
What power?
Horsepower net:
Torque net:
Horsepower gross: 223.5 kW / 304 PS / 300 hp (SAE gross)
/ 4600
Torque gross: 579 Nm / 427 ft-lb
/ 2800
Car power to weight ratio net: 86 watt/kg / 39 watt/lb (estimated by a-c)
Car power to weight ratio gross: 115 watt/kg / 52 watt/lb
Car weight to power ratio net: 11.6 kg/kW / 8.5 kg/PS / 19 lbs/hp (estimated by a-c)
Car weight to power ratio gross: 8.7 kg/kW / 6.4 kg/PS / 14.3 lbs/hp
Full engine data: horsepower/torque rpm, etc. - click the button below:

 

Year: 1961
Make: Ford
Model: THUNDERBIRD
Body Style: CONVERTIBLE 2-DR
Trim: Roadster
Mileage: 79,949
Transmission: Cruise-O-Matic 3Spd Auto
Location: San Luis Obispo
Price: $24,995
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 390 CID V8
Exterior Color: Monte Carlo Red
Interior Color: Red Vinyl
MPG: City / Highway
VIN Number: 1Y73Z149020

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  • Highway: N/A

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