1960 Ford Thunderbird Custom “BAD BIRD”
Engine: According to information received from the prior owner, this is a 429 bored out to a 460 cu.in., with a two barrel carburetor.
The “Bad Bird” is a customized 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The design and custom work is a creation of Joe’s Garage of Hebo, Oregon. This is full custom “show car” built in 1997 using two Ford Thunderbirds, a 1959 and 1960. It has many modification including having a Camaro rear glass for its windshield, headlights from a Hyundai Scoop and fender flares made from Volkswagen fenders. The 1960 Ford vin plate and body tag are present. The lift-off top cover (not shown but will come with the car) is chopped and modified; it just sets on the car, and does not fasten down. The top must be removed when operating the car. The car has nice chrome mag wheels, side pipes (just for show, the exhaust runs under the car out the back), has bucket seats and seaweed flames on the front fenders.
The engine runs and sounds really good, but it has been on museum display and not operated in recent years so, a good carburetor cleaning and adjustment is recommended. All fluids have been regularly topped and oil changed at regular intervals however. The transmission operates properly and the brakes work, but would recommend servicing the brakes. The lights and turn signals operate as do the wipers. The right side mount mirror is cracked at the base. It comes with a reconditioned battery newly installed. This car has been displayed and cared for in a clean environment as part of a large collection for well over a decade. The car has a valid Washington title.