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1963
Image: Thunderbird script
Image: 1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible interior
Convertible interior shown at right
in Medium and Light Turquoise Metallic Vinyl
(trim code 57)
CRINKLE-GRAIN VINYL BOLSTERS AND VACHETTE-GRAIN VINYL INSERTS
TRIM CODE

50
51
52
54
55
56
57
58
59
COLOR BOLSTERS/INSERTS

Medium Silver Blue Metallic/Light Silver Blue Metallic (Gray)
Light Rose Beige Metallic/Light Rose Beige Metallic
Medium Blue Metallic/Light Blue Metallic
Light Pearl Beige/Light Pearl Beige
Red/Red
Black/Black
Medium Turquoise Metallic/Light Turquoise Metallic
Light Gold/Light Gold
Medium Chestnut Metallic/Medium Chestnut Metallic

Note: Only the Red, Black, Light Gold,and Chestnut Metallic interiors were monotone; the Light Rose Beige Metallic and Light Pearl Beige interiors featured a darker shade on the padded instrument panel, upper door trim panels, rear quarter trim panels, and the package tray behind the back seat. The Rose Beige and Light Pearl Beige seats, however, differed from the two tone combinations, in that the bolsters and inserts matched. Other interior combinations featured a darker shade on the seat bolsters, which coordinated with the darker shade on the padded instrument panel, upper door trim panels, rear quarter trim panels, and the package tray.

CRINKLE-GRAIN VINYL BOLSTERS AND SILVER STRIPE CLOTH INSERTS
TRIM CODE

72
74
75
76
77
COLOR BOLSTERS/INSERTS

Light Blue Vinyl/Dark Blue Cloth
Light Pearl Beige Vinyl/Medium Beige Cloth
Red Vinyl/Red Cloth (Special order)
Black Vinyl/Black Cloth
Light Turquoise Vinyl/Medium Turquoise Cloth
GENUINE LEATHER BOLSTERS AND INSERTS
TRIM CODE

82
83

84

85
86
COLOR BOLSTERS/INSERTS

Light Blue Crinkle/Light Blue Vachette
White Crinkle/White Vachette (Available only on
     Limited Edition Landau)

Light Pearl Beige Crinkle/Light Pearl Beige
     Vachette
Red Crinkle/Red Vachette
Black Crinkle/Black Vachette
No matter how you look at it, not a bad place to be...Thunderbird Convertible interior shown below in Red Leather (code85).
Image: Optional Red Leather interior trim

Note: The Limited Edition Landau interior differed from the others. The padded instrument panel and the carpeting, which extended to the bottom of the door panels, were Dark Rose Beige (Maroon). This color was darker than the color normally associated as Rose Beige. The balance of the interior was White. This included the steering wheel, which featured a unique metallic insert around the rim. Other Landau models for 1963 featured a simulated woodgrain steering wheel. See our Limited Edition Landau page for more information.

All interiors featured a silver tinsel welt on the seats, separating the crinkle bolsters from the Vachette inserts.
CONVERTIBLE TOP COLORS
TOP CODE

1

2
4
TOP COLOR/(AVAILABILITY)

Black (All interior and exterior color combinations, except Fieldstone Tan Metallic on
     Convertibles, and Sandshell Beige on Sports Roadsters)
White (All interior and exterior color combinations)
Blue (Available only with Blue interiors)
All convertible tops were satin-grained vinyl with black lining and top frame for 1963.
VINYL ROOF COLORS (LANDAU MODELS)
Image: 1963 Ford Thunderbird Landau1963 Landau in rare color combination of Corinthian White, with Blue vinyl roof, and Blue Metallic Leather interior. Sharp! We wonder where it is now...
ROOF CODE

A
B
C

D

E
ROOF COLOR/(AVAILABILITY)

Black (Available with all color combinations)
White (Available with all color combinations)
Brown (Available with Champagne, Corinthian White, Tucson Yellow, or Fieldstone Tan
     exterior colors)
Blue (Available with Acapulco Blue, Silver Mink, Caspian Blue, Corinthian White, or
     Diamond Blue exterior colors)
Rose Beige (Maroon) (Available only on the Limited Edition Landau
All vinyl roof coverings were of long-grained texture for 1963. This pattern is commonly referred to as Cobra grain.