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Thunderbird - unique in all the world
1963 Ford Thunderbird Landau with the look of Walnut paneling inside
For 1963, the sophisticated Landau has the look of Walnut paneling inside...very handsome!
Thunderbird 390 Special V-8 Engine (300 Horsepower)
Cruise-O-Matic Drive
Power Steering
Power Brakes
Swing-Away Steering Wheel
Floating Day-Night Inside Rearview Mirror
Remote Control Exterior Rearview Mirror New for '63
Individually-Adjustable Front Bucket Seats
Padded Instrument Panel and Visors
All-Transistor AM Radio New for '63
MagicAire Heater-Defroster New for '63
Electric Clock
Courtesy Lights
Dual-Lens Door Lights New for '63
Parking Brake Warning Light
Glove Box Light
Trunk Light
Backup Lights
Lighted Ignition Switch
Variable-Speed Hydraulic Windshield Wipers New for '63
Complete Undercoating
Full Wheel Covers
Removable Tonneau Cover (Sports Roadster only)
Chrome Wire Wheels with Knock-Off Spinners (Sports
     Roadster only)
Passenger Assist Bar with Color-Keyed Vinyl Insert
     (Sports Roadster only)
Simulated Walnut Woodgrain Steering Wheel and
     Interior Applique (Landau only) New for '63
Swing-Away Steering Wheel
Thunderbird's Swing-Away Steering Wheel moved over to the right almost 10 inches to allow more room to enter and exit. Interior shown in Rose Beige Metallic Vinyl.
"Floating" Rearview Mirror
"Floating" Rearview Mirror featured a day-night adjustment that reduced glare from headlights in the mirror at night.
MagicAire Heater-Defroster
MagicAire Heater-Defroster was made standard equipment for the first time in 1963. Most earlier cars were equipped with this feature, but it was an option until this year.
1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster
Removable Tonneau Cover, Chrome Wire Wheels with Knock-Off Spinners, and Passenger Assist Bar were all standard on the Sports Roadster models.