Bullet Nose: ’61 Ford Thunderbird
Yesterday we featured a ’57 Ford Thunderbird. We wouldn’t normally show another T-Bird but we were watching a video produced by iDrive about the Goodwood Revival. Goodwood is an event that rivals the historic events at Monterey in California. In the video, we noticed that a 1961 Ford Thunderbird convertible was the Official Goodwood Pace Car for the prestigious TT Class race. It is the race that features billionaires watching their multi-million dollar cars race against other billionaires’ cars. If it is good enough for Goodwood, it is good enough for Mint. So we searched and found a perfect example available in Florida. It is a 1st year, 3rd Generation T-bird we affectionately call a bullet nose. This one is nice in white with red interior and it is sporting a set of real Kelsey-Hayes wires. These wire wheels were part of the Sports Roadster package that this car seems to have. That includes a fiberglass tonneau that fits over the rear seats making it appear to be a 2-seater. Curiously, the listing does not say it is a factory Sports Roadster nor do they refer to the tonneau. So our guess is they were added during the restoration. It is a restored car said to be of good quality with all of the accessories in working order. That will include factory A/C and the complicated convertible top mechanism. The seller has a Buy It Now price of $29,995. Hagerty has a condition 2 car at $36,000. If you are interested in it, have someone put eyes on it to see if it is a 2 or 2- or perhaps a 3. Then make an offer. It is pretty neat and could be a lot of fun. Click here for the listing. By the way, we really enjoyed the iDrive video and think you might too. If nothing else, you’ll know what it feels like to prepare for a serious vintage car race at the world’s premier event. And the T-bird makes an appearance at 7 minutes 33 seconds. Click on the image for the iDrive video.