Thunderbird 50th Anniversary
RARE 50TH ANNY. T-BIRD, 19,349 ACTUAL MILES, COLLECTOR OWNED, PREMIUM TRIM PKG!
So you say a factory Thunderbird is just too ordinary for you? You want more tradition with your retro-styled convertible? Or maybe you're just not attracting enough attention at the local cruise night. Well, this 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition neatly solves all those problems. Collector-owned, with less than 20k pampered miles, this Thunderbird is ready to go or show.
Yeah, there's a lot of bronze, but it totally works here. Even if it's not your thing, you can see that Ford's latest Thunderbird can still pull it off. The sheetmetal is factory Thunderbird and the paint is beautifully preserved, so it's just dazzling in person. With only 19,349 original miles, it still looks fresh and as I said, it definitely attracts attention, particularly with the ladies. In truth, every one of the Anniversary cars was sold before they even hit showrooms, such was the fever for a future collectible, and I'm sure you'll have people asking you what color it is when you're stopped at red lights or picking up some groceries on a warm summer evening. A few chrome accents really stand out against the gold metallic paint, as do the brilliant red taillights, which still look like new.
The interior got a light makeover with some matching Stone highlights, done in leather, of course. Most of the upholstery is factory-issue Ford leather, but Anniversary models got black carpets with matching floor mats piped in Stone leather, a leather-wrapped wheel and matching Stone shifter knob, and the whole theme fits together quite well. Nothing was altered beyond the colors, so all of Ford's engineering and technology, not to mention reliability, remains intact, making this a car that you can still comfortably drive every day without a second thought. Everything was standard, from power windows and locks to automatic climate control and a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo system that more than fills the cockpit with sound. White-faced retro instruments and Thunderbird logos with turquoise inlays are more connections to the past, and everything works like it should. The trunk is untouched and ultra-clean, while the tan convertible top stows in seconds with just the touch of a button. There's also a matching porthole hardtop, which, to my eye, completes the look even better than the canvas one.
The same 3.9-liter DOHC V8 that lives in all the Thunderbirds lives in this one, too, and it's reliable and smooth, exactly what you want from a grand-touring machine. Capable of eating up hundreds of miles without complaint, but entertaining to drive around town with a great V8 bark out back, it's the right engine for this car. It is, of course, 100% stock right down to the air filter and exhaust system, which insures reliability and comfort because this car is all about being seen. A 5-speed automatic transmission is unobtrusive and the all-independent suspension soaks up bumps without losing its agility. Anniversary cars were pretty stock under the skin, although they did get those special chrome alloys, which wear 235/50/17 Michelin radials.
No, it's not for everyone, but if you want your convertible to be a little out of the ordinary, this is the 'Bird that belongs in your garage. Call today!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 3.9 Liter
- Transmission Type
- Fuel Specification
- Rear End
- Body Or Basic Color
- Bronze Metallic
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- 19,349 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Center Console