Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbirds Club

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Todd & LuAnne Duhnke's 1964

This '64 convertible left the Wixom assembly plant on March 9, 1964, finished in Prairie Bronze with a Palomino leather interior. 
It was bound for William O. McKay Ford in Seattle, Washington, where it had been special-ordered by Ms. Bess Hoffman on January 29 of the same year. She accepted delivery ($5,465.10) on April 3. 
Ms. Hoffman used the car exclusively to make the one-mile commute to the dress shop she owned, and to the synagogue. 
The car was always kept in the basement garage of her nine-story condominium, and the top was never put down — not even once.

Upon Ms. Hoffman's death, her sister Ruth received the car with 8,600 miles on the odometer; she kept it in the same garage and never drove it. 
In 1988, Jack Meredith of Kent, Washington bought the car from Ruth for $5,000. He stored it until 2003, when he sold it to a Ford dealer in Saskatchewan, Canada — who also stored it. The dealer later sold his collection at the Barrett-Jackson auction in January, 2004, where the current owner purchased it.

The current owner replaced the fuel filter, thermostat, power steering filter, water pump and shocks in 2004. The interior, exhaust, chrome, trunk lining, spare tire and convertible top are all original.
Ms. Hoffman had scraped one quarter panel and one door, which have both since been professionally repainted. 
The car is fully documented with all the original paperwork, including the original sales contracts, build sheets, factory invoice, owner's manual, owner's warranty card and most maintenance records.

The most stunning feature of this beautiful ’64 is its actual mileage, currently just under 12,000 miles! 
Today this beauty is owned by Todd & LuAnne Duhnke of Wichita.