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1963 Ford Thunderbird Special Edition - Principality of Monaco

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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • SubModel: Principality of Monaco
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Landau Coupe
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 88,032
  • VIN: 3Y87Z160159
  • Color: Corinthian White
  • Engine size: 390
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States


This is one of those odd, Limited Edition Automobiles that only a crazed Ford Nut or Thunderbird Aficionado might be aware Ford ever offered. Only 2,000 of these unique cars were built. There are less than 30 still known to exist.

Introduced, in the spring of 1963 (Ford traditionally introduces new models in September), they instantly became known as the "Princess Monaco T-Bird". Ford built 42,806 'Standard' Thunderbird Coupes in 1963, however, only 14,139 had the optional Landau Coupe body with the 63B nomenclature on the Trim Tag. Of those, only 2,000 were the Special Edition Principality of Monaco Thunderbirds. Each were built in Corinthian White and had White Leather or Vinyl Bucket Seats, White Steering Wheel, and Dark Rose Colored Long Grain Vinyl Tops. Each carried Special Spinner Hubcaps, Gold Piping on the Seats, Gold Inserts on the Hubcaps and the Rim of the Steering Wheel. Plus, each car featured the "S" Landau Bar on the side of the Hardtop, a Special Badge emblazoned with the Crest of Monaco on the dash with number built (1 to 2,000). They also were accented with Simulated Rosewood Accents on the Dash and Door panels (instead of Walnut or Ribbed Metal of the Convertible). This special model cost an amazing $200 more than the 'regular', standard issue Bird and had a base price of $4,748. The '63 Birds all came Standard with a single exhaust 390/300 horse "Z" Code V8 but, a few were equipped with the "Thunderbird Special"; dual exhaust ', and larger Holley Carb which produced 330 h.p. (also trim stamped 'Z' Code).

This Car is number 1776 of 2000 and was found in the garage of a 100 year old house in midtown Kansas City.It isthe 63B trim package with the single exhaust 390/300horse single exhaust 'Z' Code V8.The mileage is 88,032. It does need some TLC to be bought back to it's former glory,however,most ofthe parts are there, intact and can be restored (even the hubcaps). There is a little rust on the quarter panelsthat can be repaired and the trunk floor will likely need to be replaced if restoring. The best description I can come up with is "Barn Fresh Original"

The gentlemanwe purchasedthe carfrom said it was running and he was driving itbefore he parked it in thegarage4 or5years ago. I am selling because I simply do not have the time to spend on this car that it deserves.

NOTE: The original title is lost and in the process of being replaced. Bill of sale available.

The car is currently located in a secure storage facility. The buyer will be responsible for coordinating and arranging Shipping and/or Pick-up. in cooperation with the seller.