1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD MONACO EDITION COUPE - 81322Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #921.1 1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD MONACO EDITION COUPEhttps://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
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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