Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A new home for Twiggy

i know, i know...i reserve this blog for all things art and design...but then again the 1964 Ford Thunderbird was an original piece of art in, there (in the guise of a blatant sales pitch, this message doubles as a sign-of-life...i am still actively creating new pieces of awe, i promise)...
well, here she is, Twiggy, a nigh 2 ton behemoth from the peak-of-the-Cold-War masterpiece of pre-sexual revolution America - and she's for sale!
I have had her for the better part of almost 20 years (garaged) and spent over $15,000 rebuilding or replacing all mechanical elements through-out...
so, here's the pitch: i'm asking $12,000, or best reasonable offer for this 3rd owner, 175k original mile icon of early '60s Americana.
The Exterior: the chrome shines and the glass shows no cracks. Please remember that this is not a museum piece, and she is almost 50, so some wear and tear is expected. There are some areas of minor rust at the base of the doors and the paint has sustained door-dings and a few chips over the decades.

The Interior: the door panels, carpet and front seats where redone by the previous owner, everything else is original and in great condition, including the original AM mono radio (I do have a brand new ivory replacement headliner –just haven’t had the time to install it). All instruments and switches (except for the clock) are accounted for and in working order. The driver’s seat vinyl has a large tear in it, and should be replaced along with the padding.

The Drive train: runs great and shifts smoothly on a completely rebuilt 390cci (6.4L) engine, brand new Holly 4bbl carburetor, rebuilt exhaust system (double 3.5 foot glass packs), rebuilt Cruise-O-Matic 3spd automatic transmission, cleaned fuel system, rebuilt steering column, power-assist pump and gearbox, replaced cooling system and radiator, rebuilt/replaced and cleaned the entire braking system (still has 11inch drum brakes all around), new transmission and motor mounts, replaced power-train electrical system, newer tires and shocks.

oh, the engine compartment paint scheme was my doing...see, still a bit of my art after-all.