Legendary custom car builder, Darryl Starbird has created over 200 highly-unique cars in his lifetime and 16 have bubble tops! The "Starbird 2000" started as an original 1961 Ford Thunderbird and was finished in 2018, making this one of his latest creations.
Starbird made a number of highly stylized design changes from the powertrain, paint, interior, and his specialty, a custom bubble top.
Darryl built and installed a small block Chevy 350c.i. V8 engine with two four barrel carburetors. The House of Color paint, "Pearlescent Starbright Tangerine" was mixed and packaged by Starbird himself and painted by Cliff Starbird.
The bubble top was completely hand made by Darryl and is electronically actuated by two hydraulic motors. The Cowl and frame have been altered to fit special suspension which includes a reverse rack and pinion steering, air ride, and chrome plated springs.
The unique interior design includes many custom polished stainless door panel inserts and center consul accents. The seats, headrests, and steering wheel are all hand made custom designed by Starbird.