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Mercury made 16 or so special '71 Cougar 429 Cobra Jet 4-speed convertibles that were used as publicity cars to create a buzz for the new model. They were all painted Metallic Blue with white tops and interiors, and this surviving specimen lives in The Brothers Collection.
The car-buying public thought differently of racing in the early 1960s, and the American automakers knew that cars that won races were great tools to drive customers to dealer showrooms. You know the old saying, what “won on Sunday sold on Monday”,
This 1964 Ford Thunderbolt from The Brothers Collection is a great example of such a machine, a car that still looked recognizable to the masses as a new 1964 Fairlane, but had the chops to get the job done in Super Stock drag racing.
A lightweight chassis and tons of power make this 427 Ford Thunderbolt an awesome Muscle Car Of The Week from The Brothers Collection!
Yep, not everything goes as planned.
All added up, there were 12 440 six barrel Cuda convertibles built with an automatic transmission, and just 17 came with the heavy duty 4-speed manual gearbox like our example here. It’s not quite as rare as the Hemi cars, but any time you have an extremely low production car that has awesome power, stunning good looks, and a folding top, you’ve got a winner.