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For Sale: 1963 Thunderbird Coupe - Sahara Rose - $8,800 - West Seattle, WA

1963 ford thunderbird for sale by owner - Seattle, WA - craigslist
Seller's Description:

I am the third owner of this 1963 Thunderbird in Sahara Rose, a two-door hardtop with the original 390 cubic inch V8 under the hood. I have it partially restored with new paint, new “rose-beige” vinyl seats, new carpet, new headliner, and new trunk liner. This car was shown in local car shows, when West Seattle had a nice drive-in, and with the Rainier South Sound T-bird group. It has been garaged under a cover the past few years. Recent photos provided upon request. The VIN is 3Y83Z147758. I am the third owner and have a clean title.

New features for the 1963 T-birds:
• Swing Away steering wheel
• Floating rear view mirror
• Concave aluminum dashboard
• Rocket style taillights
• This Rocket Bird features a custom 1963 Washington License plates
Contact: No phone listed
Copy and paste in your email: af352d68e8ba3648b9ebed6c8704785a@sale.craigslist.org


I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1963 Thunderbird Coupe - Sahara Rose.

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I have never seen a 1961-1963 Thunderbird in this

color, and didn't even know such a color existed.

It stands out when so many Thunderbirds of this

generation are red, black, or putty colored.

 

I think this is a rare and distinctive color.  It looks

like a great car for the money.  Thanks, Steve, for

finding it!

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36 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

I have never seen a 1961-1963 Thunderbird in this

color, and didn't even know such a color existed.

It stands out when so many Thunderbirds of this

generation are red, black, or putty colored.

 

I think this is a rare and distinctive color.  It looks

like a great car for the money.  Thanks, Steve, for

finding it!

John_S.

I was delighted to find this Sahara Rose Thunderbird because I recall one in this color in our area when I was a kid.   My father did business at the Tunningley Ford dealership, so we got copies of a book Ford issued annually titled Buyer's Digest of New Car Facts for 1962. 1963. 1964 etc.  The color choice samples are printed for each model and although not terribly accurate, it's a reference to be on the lookout for the period colors not often seen. 

Steve

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Some colors make the car more desirable and I could see that with this car. I don't think the photo's put this car in the best light and the chrome doesn't pop.  However for 8800 clams it's probably a good deal!  By what is described in the ad the paint, motor and interior are in good shape and those are the expensive ones!

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I love the bullet birds although I prefer the 61-62 style. Seems like a very good deal but there is no mention of how the car runs and drives. With a west Seattle location the underside of that unit body needs a good look.

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43 minutes ago, TexRiv_63 said:

With a west Seattle location the underside of that unit body needs a good look.

Don, do you have any special knowledge about

this climate and its effect on cars?  I think it should

be a good climate for survival, if a car is kept out

of the frequent rains.

 

They don't typically get snow, and the area doesn't

get the baking heat of southern climes.  I once 

bought a car from Seattle (a 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood),

and there was no rust.  And rubber parts don't

deteriorate as they would in a hot climate.

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I also like the color and I very much like the car (model and year.) I think there might be some similar yet more subdued colors available from the factory in '63 that might work a bit better, though. Still looks like a good deal for a driver quality, mostly presentable car.  Tex is right about checking '60's era unibody T-Birds for rust.

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23 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Don, do you have any special knowledge about

this climate and its effect on cars?  I think it should

be a good climate for survival, if a car is kept out

of the frequent rains.

 

They don't typically get snow, and the area doesn't

get the baking heat of southern climes.  I once 

bought a car from Seattle (a 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood),

and there was no rust.  And rubber parts don't

deteriorate as they would in a hot climate.

I'm not an expert but "West Seattle" would indicate right on the seacoast. Salt water and sea air can rust a car from the inside out just like salted streets in the midwest unless the car is protected. I bought an Ebay car from there and it was one of the most rusted cars I ever owned.

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20 hours ago, TexRiv_63 said:

I'm not an expert but "West Seattle" would indicate right on the seacoast. Salt water and sea air can rust a car from the inside out just like salted streets in the midwest unless the car is protected. I bought an Ebay car from there and it was one of the most rusted cars I ever owned.

Any car should be checked for rust, but it's not a given here on the Puget Sound. I don't know if TBirds are known for being rust-prone, but my '37 LaSalle has spent its entire life within a couple miles of the ocean (Bremerton, Tacoma, Shelton, Seattle, Oak Harbor, Manchester, Bremerton again), taken down to bare metal in the '80's and repainted without any rust repairs.

Sorry to hear of your Ebay experience.

Agree that the TBird is a nice car in a great color.

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