For 1964 the Thunderbird was restyled in favor of a more squared-off, "formal" look. The Thunderbird's sporty image had by that time become only an image. The standard 390-cubic-inch 300 bhp (224 kW) V8 engine needed nearly 11 seconds to push the heavy T-bird to 60 mph (96 km/h), although with enough room a top speed of about 120 mph (200 km/h) was obtainable. The softly sprung suspension allowed considerable body lean, wallow, and float except on smoothly surfaced highways; there was an export suspension package available as special order. Contemporary testers felt that the Buick Riviera and Pontiac Grand Prix were substantially more road-able cars, but the Thunderbird remained the leader of the market segment.
The revised model was initially offered as a hardtop, a convertible, or Landau, with vinyl roof and simulated landau irons. The tonneau cover and wire wheels of the Sports Roadster remained available as a dealer-installed option, although only 50 were sold from the factory. Total 1964 sales were excellent: 92,465, up nearly 50% from the previous year. The 1964 Thunderbird was the only car to have the word 'Thunderbird' on the front hood instead of the image of the Thunderbird. ---
1964 THUNDERBIRD, TOTAL RESTORATION ALL ORIGINAL.
20 INCH WHEELS AND TIRES (TIRES ARE NEW).
DISK BRAKES ADDED AS UPGRADE.
KEPT IN COVERED STORAGE.
CLEANER THAN THE PICTURES YOU SEE HERE.
THIS CAR HAS PRIDE IN OWNERSHIP.
THIS CAR SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. SOLD
LocationWestminster, California Mileage:52392 Engine: 390-cubic-inch Body Type: Sedan Interior: Black Exterior: Gold