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...welcome to the jet age!
1964 Thunderbird cockpit and flight deck
1964 Thunderbird cockpit and flight deck are lit up like the
4th of July at night—brushed aluminum panels appear on Hardtop
and (shown above) Convertible models while Landau models feature
simulated Walnut paneling (see photos below).
390 Cubic Inch Thunderbird Special V-8
     (300 Horsepower)
Cruise-O-Matic Transmission
Power Brakes
Power Steering
Swing-Away Steering Column
Padded Instrument Panel, Steering
     Wheel Hub, and Sun Visors
Hydraulic Windshield Wipers
Electric Clock with Sweep Second Hand
AM Push Button Radio with Antenna
MagicAire Heater and Defroster
Automatic Parking Brake Release New
     for '64

Turn Signals with Front Fender
Front Seat Belts with Retractors and
     Console Warning Light New for

Full Wheel Covers
Underbody Soundcoating
Back-Up Lights
Glove Box and Ash Tray Lights
Courtesy/Map Light
Luggage Compartment Light
Remote Control Left Exterior Mirror
Inside Non-Glare Rear View Mirror
Windshield Washers
Contoured Individual Thin-Shell Front
     Seats New for '64
Coved Rear Seats with Fold-Down
     Center Armrest New for '64
Silent-Flo Ventilation System (Hardtop
     models only) New for '64

Crank-Adjusted Vent Windows New for
Swing-Away Steering WheelThunderbird's Swing-Away Steering Wheel made entering and exiting easier! Remember the first time you saw a Thunderbird with the steering wheel moved over?
Shell Contour SeatsNew Shell Contour Seats cradle driver and front seat passenger, allow more leg and foot room for rear seat passengers. Note simulated Walnut trim on door trim panel and optional four way power passenger seat.
Crank-Adjusted Vent WindowsCrank-Adjusted Vent Windows appear for the first time in 1964, this feature allows window to remain in desired position regardless of wind velocity. A Power Vent Window option would be introduced for the 1965 models.
Thunderbird's jet-age cockpit (Landau model shown)Thunderbird's jet-age cockpit was a sensation in 1964! Suddenly every other car became boring and dull. Full lighting and instrumentation, with easy access to all controls made Thunderbird THE favorite personal luxury car again in 1964. Note the fender tip turn indicators.

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