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    NEWPORT BEACH 2017 CONSIGNMENTS
    1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

    Consignment #: 9247 Sign In to View Price

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    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder June 2-4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach California Auction. Please contact us for more information. In collaboration with Disney, Ford built the Magic Skyway exhibit at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Certain Ford models were on turntable displays and others were attached to a moving track (Magic Skyway). Visitors would sit in the car of their choice and ride the Magic Skyway. The selected cars were delivered to a local Ford dealer where their drivetrains were removed and several large diameter holes were drilled into their undercarriage and radiator mounts to be used as attachment points to the track’s ride mechanism. After the World’s Fair, they were returned to the dealer, drivetrains reinstalled and sold as used cars. This car, Margaret, was used on the Magic Skyway ride and is a true piece of automotive history. Her current owner is a diplomat and Vice President of the International Thunderbird Club. Margaret was acquired from a private collection in early 2013. Extensive restoration has been completed to make her a driver; although her engine compartment is untouched (with original black paint from World.

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