The third generation Thunderbird for 1961-1963 was very futuristic and unlike anything else on the road. The tonneau cover, which hides the rear seats, is rare today as it was an expensive option. But it’s availability completes the 61-63 T-bird convertible as among the most striking automobiles produced to this day.
This is my favorite model of all the T-birds that Ford made. When the guy says that his is an 85, he must mean that as a style option number.