This car is one of the first of the new 'Jet Birds' and features a longer wheelbase than its predecessors. Power is from a 390 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine offering 300 horsepower. The car was given a cost-no-object restoration that brought it to concours condition. The car has the correct Carlite glass, period-correct BF Goodrich Silvertown white wall tires and the proper convertible top pattern. It is a highly optioned example with the desirable Sport Roadster Tonneau, a rarely seen electronic ignition, air conditioning, power seats, wire wheels, an in-dash radio and a console-mounted Rotunda tachometer. The odometer reads approximately 1,500 miles.
In 2010, this Ford Thunderbird was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $75,000 - $85,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $74,250, including buyer's premium.