John D’Agostino, who is very well known customizer, used his extraordinary imagination and skills to customize this custom ’61 Thunderbird Coupe “Firestar”. The car was built in 1997 and it beautifully renders D’Agostino’s customizing style and traditions.
Even though Firestar looks very smooth and “light” it actually hides much of custom work: the roof was chopped, taillights were nicely modified, rear fender peaks were redesigned to echo high-canted fenders from 1857 Thunderbird. Headlamps got European style and were housed in mesh, the custom grille features bullet-shaped mesh. It runs on a set of chrome plated wire wheels with wide whitewall tires – one more trademark of Mr D’Agostino.
Interior was also tastefully modified: dashboard features aircraft instrument panel, “waterfall” console and nice white vinyl upholstery. Custom hood hides 390 cubic V8 [6.3 liter, 300 HP] that is mated to a single 4-barrel carb and 3-speed automatic transmission. Candy Red paint with golden scallops finishes the car perfectly.
Sadly, you’ve lost your change to get it – the car is already sold by well known professionals – the RM Auctions.
Darin Schnabel [via RMauctions.com]. Used with permission.