The Second Generation Thunderbird convertibles were similar in design to the Lincoln convertible of the time and borrowed from earlier Ford hardtop/convertible designs. While these Thunderbird models had a true convertible soft top, the top was lowered to stow in the forward trunk area. This design reduced available trunk space when the top was down.
The trunk lid was rear-hinged; raised and lowered via hydraulic cylinders during the top raising or lowering cycle. The forward end of the trunk lid contained a metal plate that extended upward to cover the area that the top is stowed in. With the top down and the trunk lid lowered, there is no sight of the soft top.
The overall appearance was a sleek look with no trace of a convertible top at all. No cover boot was needed.
This Thunderbird features a black power top, 352 Thunderbird Special V8 and Cruise-O-Matic transmission, power windows and seats, factory air conditioning, and Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels with new whitewall tires. Excellent detaining under the hood and interior, as well as the piant finish and brightwork.or