1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD MONACO EDITION COUPE - 81322 Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #921.1 1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD MONACO EDITION COUPE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81322/81322_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #921.1

1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD MONACO EDITION COUPE

Auction Scottsdale 2010
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 921.1
Year 1963
Make FORD
Model THUNDERBIRD
Style MONACO EDITION COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 3Y87Z139106
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 390
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #921.1 - In 1963 Ford Motor Company presented the first of these Limited Edition Thunderbird Landaus to Prince Rainier of Monaco as part of a lavish mid-model year product introduction organized around the participation of three Holman & Moody prepared V-8 Falcons in the Monte Carlo Rally in January. Just 2,000 were built, each with Corinthian White paint, Dark Rose Beige vinyl roof, padded dash and carpet, white leather seats, simulated Rosewood interior trim, deluxe wheel covers, rear fender shields, white steering wheel with unique center insert and an individually numbered model nameplate on the center console. The Prince Rainier car was featured in special advertisements pictured at the entrance to the Monte Carlo Opera House. This is number 578 and it has been restored to like new condition, showing particular care and attention to every detail throughout the restoration process. It is powered by the 300hp/390cid Interceptor V8 and is loaded with nearly every available option including swing-away steering wheel. It is a particularly attractive Thunderbird and has a presence which immediately identifies it as different from its counterparts. The thoroughness of its restoration is remarkable, with meticulous attention paid to even the smallest of inconspicuous details.
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