Re: 1961 Thunderbird - How to determine value?
An older car like the '61 Tbird is going to be worth whatever someone is willing to pay and the seller is willing to take - no more and no less, there's no real standard.
In looking at oldrides.com and Ebay, the '61s are going anywhere from $5,000 to almost $30,000. If it is as clean as you say, it'll be in the upper half of that class.
Actually, in terms of sales 10,000 convertibles out of 72,000 total for that year is not bad. If I've read right the "roadster" package with the fiberglass cover over the back seat area didn't happen until '62, but someone could have adapted it.
A '61 Bird was in President Kennedy's parade, but not this one unless it has papers. I think you have a very nice car in your sight and you just need to figure out if a $10K to $15K offer will get it
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