2dr Convertible 8-cyl. 390cid/300hp 4bbl
$26,700 Avg. Value*

Model Overview

History of the 1961-1963 Ford Thunderbird

Ford followed up the Squarebird’s three-year stint with the restyled “Roundbird” from 1961 to 1963. Technical highlights included an even bigger engine as Dearborn’s FE V-8 was enlarged to 390 cubic inches in ’61. New for 1962 was the optional “M-code” 390, a 340-horsepower V-8 crowned with three Holley two-barrel carburetors. M-code T-birds were rare. Only 145 were sold in 1962, along with a mere 55 in 1963. A Thunderbird convertible paced the Indianapolis 500 in 1961 and two new models debuted the following year. The first, a Landau hardtop, incorporated a standard vinyl roof and simulated walnut interior appointments. The second, the more famous Sports Roadster, helped ease purists’ pains by covering the backseat with a streamlined tonneau cover. Dazzling Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels also were included in the deal. T-birds were priced at a hefty $5,439 in 1962, and $5,563 in 1963. Sports Roadster production was 1,427 in 1962, 455 in 1963.

1963 ford thunderbird Info

  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Convertible
  • 2dr Coupe
  • 2dr Landau Coupe
  • 2dr Sport Roadster
  • Engine Types
  • 8-cyl. 390cid/340hp 3x2bbl Hi-Perf
  • 8-cyl. 390cid/300hp 4bbl
  • 8-cyl. 390cid/na 4bbl Export
  • Additional Info
  • Curb Weight: 4195 lbs.
  • Length: 205 in.
  • Wheel Base: 113 in.
  • Standard Equipment
  • AM Radio
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Number Produced
  • 5,913