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condition: good
make/manufacturer: Ford
model name/number: Thunderbird

Fabulous Bird. Very original. California car, since new. Starts, steers, shifts, accelerates, brakes and handles beautifully. It always mattered more to me how it ran. Random strangers have shouted "Thelma and Louise" to me from street corners and wave when I drive this car. See if you get this reaction too.

This car is an excellent candidate for full restoration. Put the paint job on it it deserves. Do the cosmetics. A lot of mechanical work has already been done in the last 2 years, work that you won't have to do.

New/Rebuilt in the last 2 years:
New timing chain, motor mounts, distributor, manifold gasket, vacuum advance, tune-up
Rebuilt steering box, power steering pump and all new lines, hydraulic line from power steering pump to wiper motor replaced, wheel alignment, 4 tires (1 ½ year old), new front wheel bearings
New master cylinder, brake booster, drum and disc brakes (full brake job), new brake light switch
New battery (2 months ago), NOS ignition switch (American FoMoCo part), NOS ignition key cylinder and keys (American FoMoCo parts), new starter, neutral safety switch, voltage regulator
New headlight switch/rheostat in dash, electronic turn signaller installed (turn signals chase correctly)
New water pump, radiator rodded out, all new hoses, new fan clutch (car runs cool)
Rebuilt 4bbl FoMoCo stock carb, NOS cooling spacer plate under carb w/new lines
New gas tank with float, fuel pump and lines

Interior completely original. You don't have to guess how it was really supposed to look. Unfortunately there is a rip along the seam in the headliner. Dash good. Door panels are currently off, the plan was to service the window motors, which get power but are sluggish. Door panels come with car. The original all-transistor AM radio and speakers work well. Factory AC in car but not connected.

Comes with the classic standard feature of the Swing-Away Steering Wheel. Wheel slides out of the way to make entry and exit easier. Steering wheel and column can be moved to the right approx 10 inches when transmission selector is in PARK. Car and lever stay safely in PARK until driver shifts steering wheel back to the straight ahead position. Celebrate the Sixties when you execute this signature move!

Orig 390 V8 FE-series (top end rebuilt). 4bbl FoMoCo stock carb (rebuilt). 3 Speed Automatic (Cruise-O-Matic, original trans rebuilt), original HTF stock wheels, 138,297 miles. Receipts and records included.

Also, original black California plates and dealer plate frame are available for additional charge.

Fabulous Bird.
Current Tags - Clean Title - $6,995

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