This Thunderbird was one family owned for 48 years. The 93 year old
lady that owned it could no longer drive so she had to let it go. She
took great care of this car and even had a cover on the car while it was
in her garage. I took it in a trade and had planned on keeping it but
have run out of room so it needs to go. It's in great shape with
the original optional Burgundy Fire paint and Red Hopsack Cloth and Vinyl Bucket Seats. The Cayman Vinyl (Alligator) Landau top is also
original and in perfect condition. No rust bubbles anywhere. The drivers seat has a few tears
but I have the correct cloth (from SMS) and fabric to get it fixed. The 429
Thunderjet has never been apart and runs strong. Mileage is less than 91K.
Tires are good and everything works except the AM radio. All the
rubber seals are in perfect shape and near new! I bought an AM/FM for
it so you can install that or repair the AM radio. I've bought some
NOS parts for the car and all are either already installed or are
included in the sale. These include a clock, trunk drain tubes, side mouldings, and steering wheel cover.
The underside of this car is amazing. NO RUST anywhere on this car. You will not find a more pristine set of floorboards, trunk etc. The engine is probably cleaner than the car you drive today. All the lights work including the sequential turn signals. The trunk is tidy and deep. You can fit a lot of luggage in there. Spare tire is in great shape too. This was clearly a car that was taken care of and babied.
Thunder Jet 429 V-8 Engine (360 Horsepower)
Motorcraft 4-Barrel Carburetor/Dual Exhaust System
4.36" bore x 3.59" stroke/10.5 to 1 compression ratio
SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic Drive
Front Cornering Lights
Power Front Disc Brakes
100% Nylon Carpeting
Automatic Parking Brake Release
Five-Pod Instrument Cluster with gauges for Oil Pressure, Alternator, Fuel, Engine Temperature
Fuel Evaporative Emission Control System New for '71
Locking Steering Column with Ignition Key Reminder Buzzer New for '71
Outside Left-Hand Remote Control Mirror
Cayman Grain Vinyl Roof (Landau models)
Sequential Turn Signals
Hydraulic Windshield Wipers with Electric Windshield Washers
Belted, Bias-Ply Black Sidewall Tires
Courtesy Lights (Glove Box, Map, Luggage Compartment)
Front Seat Center Armrest
Dual Hydraulic Brake System with Warning Light
Padded Instrument Panel
Padded Sun Visors
Energy-Absorbing Steering Column
Inside Yield-Away Rearview Mirror with Day/Night Adjustment
Flashing Side Marker Lights
Self-Locking Front Seat Backs on 2-Door Models
Safety-Designed Coat Hooks
Safety Design Front End Structure
Head Restraints or High Back Seats for Front Outboard Occupants
Shoulder Belts for Front Outboard Occupants
Optional Equipment (Marti Report attached in photos)
Black Full Vinyl Cayman (Alligator Grain Vinyl)215R15 Radial White Sidewall tiresConvenience GroupTilt Steering WheelPower Driver SeatReclining Passenger SeatAir Conditioner - SelectAireRear Window DefoggerAM RadioDual Rear SpeakersAppearance GroupDeluxe Belts/Warning LightTinted Glass CompletePower Side WindowsPower Trunk ReleaseGlamour Burgundy Fire Paint Ford #5070-A
Note: Special Brougham Option includes unique High Back Bucket Seats, matching
door trim panels, Center Console, Rim-Blow Deluxe Three-Spoke Steering
Wheel, plush cut-pile carpeting, door pull handles and courtesy lights,
auxiliary grille lamps, color-keyed stone shield and grille finish panels,
full-length bodyside moldings with color-keyed vinyl inserts, wheel lip
moldings, bias-belted, dual-band white sidewall tires, and color-keyed
Two-Door Models Length 212.5"
Weight 4,354 (Hardtop) 4,630 (Landau)
62" Tread. Drag-strut ball-joint type. Rubber-bushed stabilizer.
62" Tread. Three-link, coil spring system with long and short mounting-link
arrangement. Lateral track bar centers axle. All links and track bar rubber-bushed.
Overall ratio: 21.9 to 1. Turning diameter 42.7 feet (Two-Door Models)
This specific car was produced on October 6, 1970 - on Schedule.
This is a great driving car and needs to be enjoyed. It is located in Morgan Hill California and has a clear Arizona title. The only faults I can find are that the replacement Edlelbrock carb does not have a choke so is a little cold blooded when you first start it. Other than that it has has a fresh oil change and is ready to go. Please call me for any questions or additional photos. [hidden information]
On Jun-06-19 at 08:02:07 PDT, seller added the following information:Total invoice price was $7,100 which was a lot in 1971.
On Jun-06-19 at 09:21:55 PDT, seller added the following information:The car is also listed for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early if it sells locally.