1961 Ford Thunderbird
About This Ford
|Condition||Pre-Owned Clear Title|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
Vehicle Overview1961 Ford Thunderbird Firestar For Sale
As customs go it is hard to improve on this sleek 1961 Ford Thunderbird coupe built by current HALL OF FAMER JOHN D'AGOSTINO. Built in 1997 FIRESTAR sports a 4 inch chopped top, custom hood scoop, modified taillights, shaved doors and trunk and restyled rear fender peaks. Beautifully finished in Candy Red with Gold Scallops accented by a set of chrome wire wheels and wide whitewall tires, a D'Agostino trademark . Other touches include extensively dechromed bodywork, European-style headlights set in custom mesh housings. A chrome grille insert with a intricate network of bullet shaped projections, a theme carried out through the rest of the car. The interior including the trunk, all of which has been refreshed a month ago is done in a white pearl vinyl. Following its completion in 1997, Firestar was displayed in the 1997 Sacramento Autorama where it received BEST CANDY PAINT, which was presented by Joe Ballion the inventor of candy colors. It was then shipped to Sweden where it embarked on an extensive European show tour. Upon its return stateside in 2002 Firestar joined the famous Kustoms With a "K" display at the world-renowned Petersen Automotive Museum. In 2009 it was purchased at the Petersen by its current owners, who with input from J. D'Agostino did an extensive restoration of the vehicle. The bullet grille was redone in 304 Stainless Steel with the background powdered coated. The custom mesh housing along with the rest of the applicable pieces on the car were rechromed, the stock 390 engine which along with the car had approximately 65, 000 miles was pulled and gone through, and a new exhaust system was fabricated and installed. The engine was fitted with a polished serpentine belt system, a custom twin electric fan radiator, custom engraved valve covers "FIRESTAR", a new Holly carburetor and an...