1977 Ford Thunderbird
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IMPORTANT NOTES: If you see this ad, the car IS available! Due to the high prevalence of texting scams, NO texts will be answered…if you are interested in this car please call…let’s talk!
ORAL HISTORY: Purchased from an elderly couple in the early 2000s who are believed to have purchased the car new. Appears to have original paint, top, and interior. The engine has been upgraded to a rebuilt 400 cid V8 and it idles/runs very smooth! It is very difficult to find these increasingly popular Thunderbirds as close to original appearance as this one is!
Rebuilt 400-cid V8 is impressively smooth
AutomaticTransmission seals replaced
LOCATION: Winder, GA (approximately 50 miles northeast from Atlanta, GA)
GENERAL HISTORY: The 1977 Ford Thunderbird was the hottest selling model year in the brand’s history. In fact, sales reached almost 1 Million units in a three year run. The secret to its success was the shortening of the car by 8 inches, accompanied by a 900lb reduction in weight. Most important, was the dramatic price reduction made possible by the Thunderbird’s abandonment of its shared platform with the Lincoln Mark IV. Instead – for the first time – the 1977 Thunderbird shared its platform and basic engineering with the intermediate Ford Elite. In the three decades that followed, the Thunderbird would never again match the sales success of the 1977-1979 seventh generation.
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TEST DRIVE OPERATIONAL REPORT: This T’Bird is an exceptionally smooth driving car that is a pleasure to drive. The power brakes, steering, windows and driver’s seat (passenger seat is manual) all functioned well. Headlamps (high and low beam), directionals, parking lamps, side lamps, and brake lamps worked. The full instrumentation is impressive…and all gauges worked. The lighter, horn, washer motor (no fluid), radio, and the 8-Track all functioned.
Impressively, most everything functions on the car, but we found a few items not working: the AC will need servicing/conversion to R134 to be operational, the emergency brake sticks – so it was not tested, and the back-up lamps did not light.
IMPERFECTIONS: Very few 1977 cars exist today…and very few of those that do look as good as this Thunderbird. But please understand that this is not a restored car…it is a maintained car. Therefore, you will see age/use patina throughout the car. Many collectors prize highly original cars such as this, and that is the target audience for a new owner for this steadily appreciating classic. Please be sure to examine ALL the images to see a sampling of the type of imperfections that the new owner should expect.
INVESTMENT POTENTIAL…as we age, many of us get nostalgic about the “cars of our youth”. There is always that favorite car that “got away”, or was out of reach decades ago…but that now cruises in the country roads of your mind. Then there are those cars that are not only our personal favorites, but that are also the favorite of millions of classic car admirers. With many 1960s classics reaching higher than ever prices, the best cars of the 1970s are getting more attention every year. The 1977 Thunderbird was one of the most successful and desired cars of the 1970s, and is a very good bet for continued appreciation.
ODOMETER NOTE: The indicated 82,926 mileage is believed to be correct, but there are NO guarantees or warranties expressed or implied regarding original mileage due to the design limitations of odometers of this era. Please note however, (as previously mentioned in the description) that the rebuilt 400-cid engine replacement only has approximately 1100 miles on it since installation.
PAYMENT DETAILS: CASH or Bank to Bank wire transfer ONLY…NO exceptions. Transaction can be done at local bank or police station.
ABOUT ME: After retiring from 30 years of sales and marketing in a Global 100 company, I began buying and selling classic cars as a collector and for friends and clients. This classic belongs to a good friend and fellow classic car enthusiast.
IMPORTANT FINAL REMARKS & CONDITIONS OF SALE...the Buyer will receive a Bill of Sale and the clear/signed off Georgia Registration slip.
The state of Georgia does not require titles for vehicles built before 1986. Therefore, this 1977 Ford Thunderbird was not issued a title. The Registration document is the legal document of ownership. Every state observes the DMV rules of all other states, therefore this vehicle may be insured, licensed, registered and driven in any state. Whether it is titled depends upon the DMV title rules of your state.
This Vehicle is sold strictly on a final and “as-is” basis without any warranties expressed or implied. Even the very best restored classics will require additional maintenance and service - often without warning. Therefore, please expect to continue - as the new owner and caretaker of this classic - to perform additional maintenance and repairs. We hope that you are able to enjoy the T’Bird without the need for an immediate repair - but understand that this indeed could be found necessary. As seasoned collectors know, every time you start (or attempt to start) a collectible vehicle is a new experience...it could be a wonderful ride, or a new repair to undertake. That is the nature of the hobby, and this classic should not be purchased if you are not prepared for this reality.We have presented the car accurately to the best of our ability, but oversights are possible…so we invite pre-purchase inspection for serious buyers. All sales are final.
- Classic Car ID101760410
- Stock NumberN/A
- CategoryAmerican Classics
- Body StyleCoupe
- Mileage82,926 miles
- Engine8 Cylinder
- DoorsTwo Door
- Drivetrain2 wheel drive
- Transmission3 Speed Automatic
- Exterior ColorGray
- Interior ColorGray
- Seat ColorGray
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