Penelope's broker has emailed him to alert him there is a 1963 Red "M" Code Bulletbird Roadster for sale in Colorado! He passed on it because his garages and sheds are full and he has two more on the water coming his direction. So he said I could post this for him on the Forum.
Here is what I know about it, according to what was sent to Bill.
"This is a very rare car, one of only 18 '63 TBird coupes built with the 340HP 390" engine, with special cam, higher compression & tripower. (M is the 5th digit in the VIN) A Colorado car with minimal rust, it runs great with a 4bbl on it now, but the original 3 X 2bbl setup is in the trunk. I have many more photos, showing the rust free underside etc, just let me know if you'd like to see them.
$7800 delivered in LA for shipping."
I do not know what the asking price would be in the Colorado or general area. According to the article I just put up from Thunderbird Illustrated Magazine on the "M" Code Bulletbirds, there were only 37 1963 "M" Code Bulletbirds made. Of that, some of them had the 406CI engine in them. So that 18 number quoted above might be right. In the trunk of this car is what looks to be a brand spanking new 6V Tri-Power carb just waiting to be put on! That is worth a mint by itself.
If you are interested in this Tbird, one of the rarest of them all, you had better act fast because Bill says his car broker will probably move this fast now that he has passed on buying it. Read through the "M" Code article in Thunderbirds Illustrated Magazine that I just posted in the Technical Resource Library, down under "Magazines & Periodicals" section.
The car needs interior work, new seat and back cushions, new side panels, maybe, maybe a new dash pad, and the trunk redone. But hey, this is probably the most rarest of all Tbirds. You would want to get the VIN # verified. It should be a 3Y89M in it and I would ask for pictures of that VIN # on the Data Plate and on a frame or section in the engine bay to double check it to be sure someone has not made a Z car to look like an M car.... I thought it might be a Limited Edition Landau, but there is no plaque to that effect under the AC unit on the center console. Here are some pix of a Limited Edition Landau.
Here is the contact information that Bill provided me with. His name is Bill Johansson Classic Cars ~ firstname.lastname@example.org If this interests you at all you had better act quickly before it is sold. Bill will now tell others about it, since he knows that Penelope does not want to go for it. Here are what pix I have it and he has many more.
I just got another email from Bill ~ Penelope! Bill ~ Classic Car guy also knows where there is a white '63 "M" Code minus the Tri-Power carb for sale. He says it is a fairly decent care but will also need some work. The interior of the white '63 "M" code is in much better condition, actually, pretty good than the red one. I have the VIN # and Data Plate information on the white one, but not the red one. He will get it for me.
Bill Johansson sent me some more info and pix of this red '63 "M" Code. He said "the tripower unit is definitely used, but pretty complete, just missing the throttle rod that's available from Earl's for $90."
I will post pix of the Tri-Power in the trunk of this car. The white '63 "M" code does not have the tri-power carb with it.
Here is the information on the white '63 "M" Code Tbird. Here is what Bill had to say about it.
"Here are the pics I have of the white one less the tripower. It runs & drives & has the stock 14" rims & wheelcovers. I don't own either of these cars, but I can get pics or info on anything necessary. Regards, Bill."
Here is the Vin # and Build Sheet information. This Tbird is not in the Tbird Registry, but will be. I will add it. I am waiting for the VIN # and Data Plate info on the red one and will register it also if it is not. Here is a copy of the white Build Sheet, followed by pix of the car. As you can see, the interior of this car is much better than the red car. There is no power windows on this one and I don't think it has AC either.
More pix of white '63 "M" Code. There ya go! All the pix and information I have at the moment. I will post the VIN # and Data Plate info on the red one when I get it. As I said below, if you are interested in these, you had better contact him quickly, or they are liable to be gone in the next day or two...
Bill sent me the information on the red '63 Sports Roadster. Here it is.
The VIN for the red car is 3Y87M108309 & the warranty plate info is : Body 63B, Color J, trim 86, 2 - 9 - J, DSO 84, Axle 2, Trans 1.
The physical location of the white Roadster is outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Neither of these Tbirds have been registered into the Tbird Registry before, but I am about to do that now. Neither of them have been sold yet either, Bill says.
I am told that these two 1963 Tbirds that I have identified as being Sports Roadsters are not Sports Roadsters, but just Bulletbirds that had the "M" Code 390 6V package in them. One of them has the 6V carb in the trunk, and the white one does not have one now. The body style for the white one is a 63A and the Landau a 63B. To be a Sports Roadster, it would have to be a 76B. They are not. My apologies for identifying them as Sports Roadsters.
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