Lot #382.1

1961 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM ROADSTER "THUNDERFLITE"

Auction Orange County 2010
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 382.1
Year 1961
Make FORD
Model THUNDERBIRD
Style CUSTOM ROADSTER "THUNDERFLITE"
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1Y71Z114618
Exterior Color CHROME
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 302
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description
Built by world renowned builder Dean "Dino" Arnold. Originally a 1961 Ford Thunderbird. Features an extremely custom double bubble top and is painted with House of Kolors Chrome Effects. The motor is a chromed-out 302cid connected to a modified automatic transmission. Suspension is fully independent with Air Ride technologies computerized system. Interior was done by Deluxe Auto Interiors. With over 1000 custom modifications this car has won many Awards. Named 2008 Best of SEMA show by Popular Mechanics Magazine, voted in Top 12 Coolest Cars at SEMA 2008 and took 2nd Place at the 2009 Grand National Show in Pomona, Ca. Voted 1st in Class at Albuquerque, New Mexico Super Nationals and one of the top 9 in show by Rod & Custom at Darryl Starbirds 45th Annual car show in Tulsa, OK. Voted first in class at Autorama World of Wheels in Kansas City, Mo. Builder of the ThunderFlite Dean "Dino" Arnold was inducted into Darryl Starbirds Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame in Grand Lake, OK. He was also named Builder of the Year. Car has also been in Rod & Kulture magazine, Street Rodder magazine, Drive magazine, Rod & Custom magazine, Car Kulture Deluxe magazine, ol'Skool Rodz magazine and SEMA magazine.
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