Evaluation: Once owned by country singer Conway Twitty. Represented as a body-off restoration, but the paint, chrome, interior and engine all look decades old. It’s a clean enough T-Bird with celebrity history that will probably mean as much here in Tulsa as anywhere.
Bottom Line: He may have had number one hits on the country charts, but Conway Twitty wasn’t well-known as a car guy and it isn’t clear how long he owned this T-Bird or how much he drove it. How much of the Twitty connection was erased during restoration isn’t clear, either, but the bidders nevertheless saw the car, said “Hello Darlin,” and put up a healthy premium for the Conway connection. This kind of price for a 312/245hp T-Bird in this condition is nearly show car money.