Hello! Thank you all for welcoming me into your community, and I look forward to gaining many a new friendship and lots of new knowledge in my correspondence here. During a temporary living situation in CO, I came across a great pseudo-barn find upon the passing of an elderly woman, who’s son was interested in trading her vehicles off for musical equipment and jewelry. For about $1,500 value worth of stuff, I chose to trade for this great vintage Thunderbird, being that it was the best running of the lot. Having only ever owned a ‘63 F100, this is my first real foray into Ford cars, as I’m more of a GM guy. So far I’m loving it. I don’t really know much about these vehicles, so I came here in hope of learning, and really finding out more about the gem I have. From what research I’ve done, I believe the color is Champagne Metallic, with the Saddle all-vinyl interior. With only 42,000 original miles, the car is in perfect running condition. No issues or problems that I’ve been able to find driving it around for a few months. No leaks, etc. I put brand new whitewall tires and a battery in it, and it’s driving like a dream. As it sat in the arid barn, it is definitely in need of new paint, and I hope to get to that soon. The leather top is in perfect shape with no cracks. The interior looks great, only the driver’s seat is really torn. Manual windows, AM only Radio- I don’t see a lot of extra features, so I’m guessing this is a base model of some sort... Although the engine is the 351m. It does have Heating/AC and the rear window defroster. The wheels are alloy, but I’m not sure which they are. I don’t think they are the “turbine spoke” wheels that are so desireable on these cars, but they’re not hubcapped on a standard alloy, like most of these I’ve seen. WOuld be interested in finding a set of the turbine spoke wheels if there are any out there. The driver’s side arm rest panel has cracked into pieces and fallen off, so that’d be a nice part to find if out there. I’d also be interested in finding the brown side molding for the vehicle, as I think that looks very sharp. The passenger side tail light also has a cracked T-Bird emblem, and the only replacement taillights I’ve found online are very expensive, so finding just the emblem would be nice. One of the meters has a light for “Hi-Beams,” but I’ve yet to figure out how to activate them if they exist on my car. Also, I have a red “Brake” light, which I assume has to do with the E-Brake, but the light stays on at all times. I’ve attached some photos for your viewing pleasure. Anyhow, I look forward to meeting you all, and getting to know more about these vehicles and what they can do! Thanks!