Tuesday, March 26, 2019

34 Years Slumber: 1972 Ford Thunderbird

The Ford Thunderbird started life as a lithe 2-seat sports car competing directly with the Chevy Corvette - but by 1967, by then in its 5th generation, it had morphed into a big block monster of a 2-door, and was being driven upmarket by sales of the super popular Ford Mustang.  It was restyled in 1969 to include a prominent bird beak that was slightly de-emphasized by 1972 when this one broke free from the GIANT egg that all T-birds hatch from.  Find this 1972 Ford Thunderbird offered for $5,500 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.


From the seller:

1972 Ford Thunderbird 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 72000 
paint color: brown 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: coupe 
What you see for Sale is one Rare Find a 99.9% Rust Free Ford Thunderbird

This is a Genuine Warehouse Find - One Owner 1972 Ford Thunderbird with approx 72,000 Genuine Miles on the clock 

I bought it with a Bunch of Other Quality Warehouse Kept Cars from a Private Collection in Lodi California - it had been stored in a Warehouse since 1985 - it was last registered in 1985

I have all the Paperwork of Cars History along with the Factory Owners Manual etc

It was Sold New in California and Never Left !!!

Now this Car hadnt been started for 34 Years - until yesterday - I changed the Points and Plugs etc and checked everything out and it fired right up - I also replaced the Brake Wheel Cylinders and Brake Shoes/Pads all round and bleed it all up

It had a set of Appliance Wire Type Aftermarket Wheels on it - but they had some surface rust on the Chrome so I sourced a set of Stock Ford Steel Rims and put some Good Used Tires on it along with a Set of Nice Original Correct 1972 Ford Thunderbird Hubcaps - I will throw in the Appliance Wheels with sale - you might want to spend some time polishing them up ???

It has a the Big Powerful 460 Big Block 385 Series Thunderjet Motor with C6 Automatic Transmission and a 9" Diff with All Power Options - Including Electric Windows, Electric Front Seat, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Tilt Column, AM/FM Stereo




I replaced all the brakes today and everything looked fine in mechanically but you would probably want to check thru suspension etc completely before it will be ready to get back out in the Traffic - as its been sitting for a long time 


All the Glass is in Excellent Condition all Windows Go up and Down and all Doors Open and Closed Beautifully !!!

The Body is Super Nice and Straight and Absolutely Rust Free except a little area under the original Vinyl Top thats bubbling - I am sure its going to need a little attention or just oil it up and leave - this cars been stored indoors for 33 Years definitely no rust thru just surface rust thats bubbled up a litte - The Rest of the Body is Pristine and Rust Free - Its had one Repaint in the past - and present well with a quick clean - I am sure with a Buff and Polish it will look even better 

It has a Clean California Title (pink slip) with no Back Fees Due - well and truely out of the System

The Interior is like a time warp - Its in Amazing Condition and Everything Works !!!

Note this Car will need to be Towed on a Trailer or Rollback as it is not registered - its is Stored in a Warehouse in San Leandro California - book in your pre-purchase inspection today - inspection strictly Business Hours Monday to Friday by appointment only - Call Matt show contact info with any Questions - I strongly suggest you look at any car For Sale on the Internet in Person before bidding - not just this Car - I mean Every Car !!!

Note Car is Actually Located at a Professional International Car Shipping Business - They can Arrange Freight to Anywhere in the World - at Buyers Expense of Course !!!!



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4 comments:

  1. "the GIANT egg that all T-birds hatch from"
    And when the T-bird sales fell off they just started selling the unhatched eggs as Tauruses.

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  2. This car makes me think about how cars are build now. My friend "bumped" the car if front of hime with his BMW X5d
    his airbags went off and the front bumper cover was off its mount a tad. No major damage. 14k estimated to fix it so insurance totaled it. In the above car nothing would have happened. Maybe need a bumper straightening. When I first got into cars in the 80s a chrome bumper could be plated and straightened for $75.
    Cars are so disposable now. Much more safe but disposable.

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  3. Instead of 72 turns lock-to-lock, how about:
    http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/class/9-7X.html

    ...and no, it's not mine.
    BP

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  4. 67-71 You could also get it in a 4 door with suicide rear doors. Almost looked at a 4 door with a 428 for $800. Although at the time I figured gas costs would kill me.

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