2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible The Thunderbird combines design features from early Thunderbirds, including the original 1955-57 two-seater and the 1961-63 bullet bird. Many of the styling cues are there to label this car as a retro or throwback, yet Ford doesnt describe the 2002 Thunderbird as a replica, or retro, because it has so much modern equipment in it, on it and underneath it. This example has 77,274 original miles, presenting all nice and clean, and with the convertible up or down and an included hardtop with the porthole window as the perfect throwback. A nice leather interior, factory AM/FM/CD changer radio, and totally sporty looks, time to leave the kids to their electronic devices and go for a cruise. Exterior With nicely rounded panels sporting hints of the styling from the earlier 1955 birds, we see straight steel panels bathed in Whisper White paint...shhhhh! There are scratches and scuffs on the lower front fascia, but nothing out of the ordinary from the usual usage one would pick up over time. Round headlights within a nice shiny top bezel flank an oval chromed egg crate grille, again reminiscent of days and models of yore. A scoop for the hood and wide shiny highly polished front window trimming fronts the hardtop mounted on for the pictures. This has the iconic porthole window, is body matching Whisper White, and can be easily removed and stored for convertible motoring. Certainly not the jet engines from the 60s birds, but nicely rounded inset taillights and a body matching bumper below. 17-inch multi spoke fan style wheels are on all 4 corners and are wrapped in 235/50ZR17 rubber from the 46th week of 2017. Interior With a swing of the stylish doors we can note Charcoal Black leather seats with black inserts and the Thunderbird crest. The leather seats are holding up well with age appropriate wear and are firmly planted within black vinyl tubs. Otherwise, seats are nice and clean, and have plenty of padded supports. Up the center races a sporty console in black, armrest, cupholders and the shift lever are seen here. Upfront the dash is all original with the original AM/FM/CD changer installed in the center of the dash. A black glossy shift knob, steering wheel, and white faces gauges break up some of the matte black that the dash is made up of. All clean overall with nice black carpet on the floors and the headliner for the hardtop is like new as is the convertible top hidden from view of the photos. Drivetrain A 3.9 Liter dual overhead cam V8 sits within a clean engine bay. This is attached to a 5R55N 5-speed automatic transmission that shifts quietly and smoothly transferring power to a 3.58 geared rear axle in conventional form... (speak softly and carry a big stick!) Undercarriage A few splatters of road dirt, patina, and spots of surface rust but otherwise clean and surface rust free. Independent Macpherson strut suspension is on all 4 corners as are power disc brakes. The factory dual exhaust system is noted in like new condition from stem to stern. Drive-Ability As one would expect from the exterior and interior appearance, this bird fired right up, and performed well on the test track. Smooth acceleration, straight bias free braking, and good cornering capabilities. All functions were working just swimmingly. A first-year reintroduction Bird with some nifty aluminum wheels, a Whisper White exterior with a hardtop attachment and a bit of a modern retro twist on the interior. A classic inspired but newly designed T-Bird, throwing us back to the two seat days, convertible top and hardtop, and nice leather with plenty of convenience options. Its time to relive the personal car of distinction lifestyle! 1FAHP60A42Y107217 1-USA F-Ford Motor Company A-Passenger Car H-Active Belts, Front & Side Airbags P60-Thunderbird A-3.9L DOHC V8 4-Check Digit 2-2002 Y-Wixom Mi Assy Plant 107217-Sequential Unit Number Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.