Landau Coupe with Z-Code 390ci/300hp Engine. Very Nice Condition. Fair Reserve.

  • Location: Thomaston, Maine, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • SubModel: Landau Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Black Bucket Seats
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 69,000
  • VIN: 4Y87Z177378
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 390ci/300hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1964 Ford Thunderbird Black Bucket Seats overview

First let me say that this is not my car. I am auctioning this 1964 Ford Thunderbird Landau Coupe for a friend who doesn’t do eBay. The car is located in Rockland, Maine. If you would like or need more information please send me an email and I will do my best to answer your questions.

As to myself, I am a (67) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback that is 100% after (1,166) transactions. Many of my transactions have been muscle/classic cars, which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Australia and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car lovers.

First a Little History on the Ford Thunderbird:

If the third-generation "Bullet Birds" brought style to the four-seat Thunderbird, the fourth generation was an expansion on that start — more an evolution of style than a whole new invention.

Where the Bullet Birds were rounded, the next-generation "Jet Birds" (or "Sculpted Birds") were squared off and sharp. The proportions, however, were similar in silhouette with both a long hood and a long trunk over a relatively short 113.2-inch wheelbase. Dual headlights, a low-placed sweeping grille and upright windshield all were similar to the Bullet Bird, but the deeply sculptured sides were new as were the large rear taillights. In fact those taillights would become the new Thunderbird's signature innovation — but not during '64.

Both coupe and convertible models continued with the1964Thunderbird and the separate Landau model also carried forward. However, the Sports Roadster was gone. Two versions of Ford's 390-cubic-inch V8 were available both topped by Holley four-barrel carburetors. The base 390 used one Holley and a 10.0-to-1 compression ratio to make 300 hp while the optional high-performance version ran 10.5-to-1 compression and two Holleys and was rated at 330 hp. Both were backed by a three-speed automatic transmission.

"One additional item that should accompany milady when she drives her Thunderbird downtown for a shopping spree is an auto club membership," wroteMotor Trend. "Should a tire go flat, few women would be able to wrestle the heavy spare wheel and tire out of its high resting place or over the trunk's high lip…Ford's Thunderbird fills its intended purpose. It's a real prestige four-seater. Granted it's not everyone's cup of tea, but for bird lovers, it's the 'only way to fly.' Flight plans, anyone?"

Sales were strong once again with Ford building 92,465 Thunderbirds during this model year.

My Thoughts:

I have for sale here today, this beautiful 1964 Ford Thunderbird Landau Coupe. a 390 cubic-inch V8 engine that is capable of producing 300 horsepower. The engine is matted to a three-speed automatic gearbox and purrs like a kitten while the odometer reads just over 69,000 miles. It is an “auction purchased” T-Bird with the highly sought-after air-conditioning option. Prior to being purchased by the current owner, the 53-year old T-Bird apparently was treated to a very nice mechanical and cosmetic update. This classic was originally ordered with power steering, power windows, power brakes, swing-away steering wheel, A/C and the landau top. It is in very good condition, being mechanically solid riding on newer radial tires. Only a few flaws were noted including a few very small nicks in the paint and the driver's bottom seat that has a tear in the seam that was covered with black tape. This is a very stylish and great cruising vehicle with 69,000 miles. (With no actual documentation to verify the mileage, the car is being sold as mileage exempt.)

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Warranty Number: 4Y87Z177378

Year:

4

1964

Plant:

Y

Wixom, Michigan

Body Series:

87

2 Door Hardtop Landau

Engine:

Z

390chpi/300 4v V8

Unit:

177378

VIN Number

Miscellaneous Vehicle Data

Body:

63B

2 Door Hardtop, Landau

Color:

E

Silver Mink

Trim:

56

Black

Date:

07E

May 07, 1964

D.S.O:

71

Los Angeles

Axle:

1

3.00:1, Conventional

Trans:

4

Cruise-O-Matic

Exterior: Newer repaint on what are believed to be the original body panels.

The T-Bird Has the Following:

· Very Nice Paint With a Few Very Small Knicks;

· Believed to be Original Body Panels;

· Good Glass;

· Good Tires;

· Original Rims;

· Original Hub Caps;

· Removable Fender Skirts.

Interior: Believed to be original. Very nice with the exception of a tear in the seam of the driver’s bottom seat. (Covered with tape.)

· No Cracks in Dash;

· No Rips in Headliner;

· Carpet Good;

· Door Panels are Good;

· A/C is Not Functional. (Looks to need a bracket to re-route the A/C belt.)

The following are functional:

· Power Driver’s Side Seat;

· Headlights;

· Tail Lights;

· Interior Light;

· Blinkers Front and Rear;

· Brake Lights;

· Heater;

· Horn;

· Speedometer, Ribbon Type;

· Tilt-Away Steering Wheel;;

· Oil Pressure Gauge;

· Temperature Gauge;

· Alternator Gauge;

· Fuel Gauge;

· Radio;

· Wipers.

Engine: Believed to be the Original 390ci/300hp Z-code. Very clean:


Trunk: Spare Tire With Jack Assembly and Trunk Liner:

Undercarriage: Virtually Rust Free With Dual Exhaust:

ID Photo Documentation: VIN and Body Plate Decode:

I am an individual and do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.

WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO LOOK THIS CAR OVER AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO BUY. ALL INSPECTIONS "MUST" BE DONE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.

In fairness to all, I am not revealing the reserve price. If you are interested in owning this car, please place a bid TO OWN ONLY AND NOT TO PASS TIME. If it does not make reserve, I may contact the high bidder depending on what the highest amount was on the last bid.

Terms of Sale:

This car is sold “as-is/where is” with absolutely no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. The information I have given is what the owner and I believe to be true, but since the seller has not owned this particular vehicle since it was new, we do not guarantee any of the information to be 100% accurate. Everyone has different opinions of things, especially automobiles. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. My description is done in as accurate a manner as possible in our opinion. If there is any particular area of this vehicle that is of concern to you, it is understood that you have satisfied yourself enough to make the purchase.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via PayPal. (If you do not have PayPal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, certified bank check, cash or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, the seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.

FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1964 Ford Thunderbird Landau Coupe as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England, Switzerland and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the current Maine registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.

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