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Description 2004 Ford Thunderbird History The Ford Thunderbird is a rear wheel drive automobile which was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. The Thunderbird created a market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury car. The Thunderbird entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car. Ford positioned the Thunderbird as an upscale model and is credited in developing a new market segment, the personal luxury car. In 2002, production of the Thunderbird started again; a revived 2-seat model was launched which was available through the end of the 2005 model year. Why This Car Is Special The maroon 2004 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics returns to the original formula for the Thunderbird, a two-seat coupe/convertible layout like the first-generation Thunderbird and retrofuturistic styling to match. Mechanical Our Thunderbird is the eleventh generation Thunderbird and built at Fords Wixom Assembly Plant based on the companys DEW98 platform, which was shared with the Lincoln LS and Jaguar S-Type. Though the Thunderbirds exterior styling was unique relative to its platform mates, the instrument panel, steering wheel and other trim pieces were borrowed from Lincoln LS. The engine in our Thunderbird was a Jaguar-designed AJ-35 V8in with it variable valve timing (VVT) and electronic throttle control (ETC) as well as 280 horsepower and 286 lb ft of torque backed by a 5-speed automatic transmission. Interior Our car was has a great black leather bucket seat interior with Lumbar Support and came optioned with: A/C, AM/FM Radio, Anti-Theft System, CD Player, Cruise Control, Driver/Passenger Airbag, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Windows, Rear Window Defogger, Seatbelts, and Tilt Wheel. Exterior The Thunderbird is finished in a deep maroon color of paint Merlot color with the matching color cloth convertible top. The chassis features Aluminum/Alloy Wheels, Anti-Lock Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Radial Tires, Rear Window Defogger, and Traction Control. Conclusion Our 2004 Ford Thunderbird we have here at Skyway Classics is a car that you can always drive and have fun in sunny weather with the top down. It is a great driver and looks the part of a personal luxury cruiser.
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