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Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1963 Ford Thunderbird

One owner arrived with a 1947 Ford Super Deluxe and went home with a stunning 1963 Ford Thunderbird.

Dan Gordon did some sweet wheelin’ & dealin’ and came home with this amazing ’63 T-Bird. I’ll let Dan tell you the story…

"I got the car in 2013. I had a 1947 Ford Super Deluxe that I had restored and was interested in moving up to something a little more friendly at highway speeds. I was at the "Back to the Fifties" event in St Paul, MN and advertised on the window of the '47 for sale or trade for a 1963 T-bird. A gentleman from Iowa had one for sale and was willing to trade for my '47. I knew the '63 had some issues after test driving, but thought they were within my mechanical abilities. Since purchasing the car I have replaced the entire brake system, fixed many electrical issues with the horn, radio, fuel gauge, lights and power windows and rebuilt the carb a few times. The car does well at freeway speeds. With the pandemic winding down, I am hoping to get back to going to more car shows."

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