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This 2004 Ford Thunderbird offers a great mix of vintage heritage and modern technology and with just under 57,000 miles on its odometer, its got plenty of future open-air driving excitement to offer. Its exterior is clad in a distinct, ultra-appealing nice shade and it comes complete with an extensive array of features to provide a great experience behind the wheel. This T-Birds Ice Blue color is a definite winner - its lighter than nearly any shade of blue youll encounter, yet no one will mistake it for silver, either. Its in fine form here, sporting a nice even pigment and even shine from front to back. While this is a relatively modern car, it still offers an unmistakable visual homage to the model-defining T-Birds that came along in the 50s, not only in the form of its compact two seater configuration, but also its subtle hood scoop, front fender vents and grille. With modern refinements added to the mix, its certainly got a visual identity all its own, sporting a more aerodynamic shape and a more sharply angled windshield than any of its vintage predecessors. Its undeniably sharp looking in open-air form, but should you find yourself out on the road in less forgiving weather, youll have both a black power convertible top and a nicely matching accessory hardtop at your disposal for protection. Take a look inside and youll see that the interior has been treated with respect over the years. Both the front buckets and rear bench seat still look fresh, showing only very light wear and the door panels are free of the pressure point discoloration that often comes from normal everyday use. Despite the colors tendency toward UV sensitivity, the black leather surfaces have come through the years in strong fashion, so you wont find any noticeable signs of fading on the seating or the top of the dash. The assortment of white-faced gauges in the instrument cluster provide a nice contrast with their surroundings and still have all of their clarity intact. Ford equipped their 11th generation T-Birds with plenty of comfort and convenience features, so youll find air conditioning, power heated seats, a column that not only tilts but also telescopes into perfect position, cruise control, remote door openers and power windows and door locks. An AM/FM/CD player stands by in the center of the dash to cater to your audio needs and, with the minor repair of a control button on the console, youll also have satellite connectivity at your disposal. The trunk area in back is in good order, save for a minor surface stain that should be fairly easy to remove. The 3.9-liter DOHC engine sitting under the hood carries 280 horsepower - more than enough to propel this relatively lightweight drop top forward with enthusiasm - while the powerplants compact size equates to solid gas mileage on both city and highway. It sits at the center of a very clean engine compartment that still has its showroom look, and teams with a smooth shifting 5-speed automatic overdrive transmission to make up a low-effort drivetrain that makes stop and go traffic palatable, yet also provides the performance youre looking for on the open road. With anti-lock power disc brakes at all four corners pairing with smooth power steering, this open-air Ford is a pleasure to drive as it cruises on a set of stock 17 Thunderbird wheels outfitted with Sumitomo tires. A look below reveals a straight and solid undercarriage. With its venerable heritage, appealing style and very strong running condition, this 2004 Ford Thunderbird promises plenty of future driving fun. Call today!
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3.9 DOHC V8
5 Speed Automatic
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