1971 Ford Thunderbird
360 Horsepower 429 Thunder Jet!
Factory Air Conditioning
Factory Power Windows & Door Locks
Factory Power Disc Brakes & Steering
Factory Tilt Steering Column
This ’71 was as highly trimmed as you could get a Ford branded car without a Lincoln badge. Trimmed out with wall to wall leather inside & enough power options to insure you are never taxed by a window crank or manual door lock. This Thunderbird has all THE options.
The body is appears to have an older single repaint in the original green. It has a nice shine and presents much as an original survivor. There are the normal imperfections of stone chips, minor dings, scratches, etc. The vinyl top is in good condition. There are the normal bubbles in the paint but overall the car is solid.
Inside the interior you can’t help but be reminded that this is an early 70’s car decked out in mono-toned leather. Just opening the door you know this is authentic leather. Sitting in the seats you are cradled and could easily believe that the inventor of the Lazy Boy Recliner was inspired by these cars. As a driver you are surrounded by power switches in control of the windows, door locks, air conditioning, radio, remote mirrors and more. A wide open floor plan never leaves a passenger cramped or feeling claustrophobic. Trunk space is nothing less than incredible and ample for cross country journeys.
Under the hood this ‘Bird is powered by the top of the line 360 Horsepower 429 Thunder Jet. These engines have a unique sound to them with a nice audible whine when they are healthy. This one is no exception and the 429 revs surprisingly quick & runs strong. The heavy duty C6 Automatic Transmission shifts properly and was built to stand up to the power.
Driving this car is amazing with metal stretching out in every direction. Somehow keeping it in your lane and parking are a cinch. The power steering is buttery smooth and the brakes are very well assisted. Everything in this car was designed to for the lightest of effort.
So for not much more than a dollar a pound you can be out cruising a true classic. Come in and take a look at this one.