1965 Ford Thunderbird Overview


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An "ageless Classic" by JT_Bird
 — The 65` T-Bird was my Second of this model bought in 2006, after I`d bought a 76` "BIG BIRD", and although I`ve had problems with the car ALL being due to the previous owners inability to finish the w... Read More
The Head Turner by T_birdman65
 — Got me one of the 65 "jet birds". She's beautiful. She's my first car and I got her for only $3,200 with only 62,000 original miles! Not a thing wrong with her except the need for some new heads. I lo... Read More
I Am A Happy Old Camper by oldtimer37
 — This was a real jewel when it came out in 65. Front disk brakes, sequential tail lights and more. I had one when they were new and always regretted getting rid of it. I had always collected foreign... Read More

1965 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1965 Ford Thunderbird

Uncharacteristically for the second year of a new generation, the 1965 Ford Thunderbird had many new features added, included standard front disc brakes and sequential turn signals (the tail lights indicated turn direction via light order flashing).  

A 6.4-liter, 390-cubic-inch V8 rated at 315 horsepower took 11 seconds to go from 0-60 mph, a deviation from the T-bird's muscle-car roots. Sales fell from 92,465 in 1964 to 74,972 in 1965, despite having many people interested in any of the T-bird trims: the convertible, hardtop, or Landau.


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1965 Thunderbird Hardtop Suspension

my 65 t-bird is leaning to the left rear (drivers side). I have replaced all the shocks and the rear leaf springs and it is still leaning. Everything underneath looks solid. Car has 51000 miles on it....

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Why Are Tail Lights Staying On Constantly?

1965 Thunderbird (standard model)... The TAIL LIGHTS are on constantly even when all light switches are in the "off" position. Probable cause or repair suggestions?????

172 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Renee Lopez

Dash Lights On My1965 Thunderbird Don't Work But All Of The Other Lights Do...

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

I Just Purchased A Fix Er Up Er A 1965 Ford Thundebird It Has Front Disc Br...

I don't know the correct size or where to find the original wheel that will fit over the disc brake with out using a spacer. Can anyone lead me in the right direction , thanks MDR Charleston SC

15 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Keystone Classic Rims On The Front Of A 65 T-bird

I just bought rims 15 x 8 keystone classic with 1/4 spacer and they still rub on the calipers , is there any way to fix this?

20 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)