Perfectly modded from top to aired-out bottom.
When it comes to classic cars and modified cars, these are generally two facets of the automotive industry that we prefer to remain apart. However, once in a while, something old is given a tasteful overhaul, and the 1963 Ford Thunderbird featured here is one such example. There was a concept that aimed to bring the T-Bird into the 21st century, along with a production model, but it never achieved any real success. Considering how good the original looks, we can't help but be grateful for that, but what if you like the classic '60s model and want a little bit of a modern, custom touch?
Stratas Auctions has a new listing, and it's one helluva looker. It's been extensively customized by Starlite Rod and Kustom in Harbor City, California and took a whopping four years to complete. The frame and engine were left stock standard - meaning the 390 cubic inch V8 is still the same - but the body was finished in a stunning Kiwi Green paint with dark green Freeway Scallops. Even this paint was modified with additional metal flakes while Malex pinstriping adds another level of detail to the exterior. While green is not the color for everyone, we have to say that the color of money looks just as good here as it does on a Mustang Bullitt.
Inside, Chuy's Auto Interior in Carson, CA continued with the green theme, finishing the retro seats and carpeting with Kiwi Green and metal flake accents on the trim. The cherry on top of the gorgeous cake is an Accuair air suspension system neatly hidden in the retrimmed trunk. this allows the car to be raised or lowered to maximize the wow factor without risking damage over speedbumps. The overall effect is clearly custom but with enough restraint to ensure that purists are not left too offended. According to the listing, the auction ended on the 24th of last month with four bids, but the lot is still marked as unsold.