1971 Ford Thunderbird 2-Door Landau Coupe
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- Type: Hardtop
- Trim: Base Hardtop 2-Door
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 90,804
- VIN: 1Y84N125218
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 7.0L 429Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: U/K
- Interior color: Green
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Ford Thunderbird
Here we have a mostly-restored1971 Ford Thunderbird, 2-dr landau-style coupe, rust-free with a custom dark green metallic paint job and new original-style vinyl top. Runs strong with its 429-V8sporting the coveted Dove-6 heads.Really hugs the roadwithnew tires / shocks / springs / front-end. All-in-all a fine example of an early'70s"personal luxury car".
I purchased this car about 2,000 miles ago in 2012 from a chap near Los Angeles (who either haddriven it out from Minnesota or who hadbought it from someone there, I forget which).
I have all receipts from the previous owner and everything since (most work done by my trusty mechanic Bob Hughes in El Cajon). Also I'lltoss ina full set of manuals including a large fold-out set of wiring diagrams.
The receipts will show I have almost $14,000 into this car in the four years I've had it (oh well, I didn't get into this hobby to get rich...).
Here are the major things I've done in the 4 years I've had it:
-- rebuilt the Dove-6 heads
-- rewired the underhood harness using the kit from famed automotive electrical expert Mark Hamilton (madelectrical.com). Added a voltmeter to replace the ammeter I had to disconnect.
-- replaced entire cooling system (and added a coolant overflow tank and coolant filter)
-- replaced dual exhaust system
-- new master cylinder + brake shoes + fluid flush
-- new alternator w/ internal regulator
-- new Costcobattery (in 2014).Maintained by a Save-a-Battery maintenance/charger, which I'll include.
-- rebuilt carburetor
-- new shocks, springs, and front-end parts
-- electronic ignition upgrade (actually by previous owner)
-- new Cooper white wall tires (actually 2 by previous owner just prior to selling it).
-- new ignition switch and lock cylinder.
As you mightexpect there are a few issues with a car of this vintage, which I hadn't gotten around to:
-- passenger door window motorneeds replaced.
-- wipers inoperable (probably wiper motor... I'll get that taken care of if it concerns you).
-- horn disabled (relay stuck on -- couldn't locate so just disconnected horn button in steering wheel. Quieter that way... ;) )
--AC compressor needs replaced
-- heater core bypassed
-- antennaremoved (was trying to find a motorized version).
-- stereo radio and clock both inoperable. But they look great!
-- padded dash has cracks. One small hole in headliner near edge.
-- trunk lock coverhas been removed -- now inglove box awaiting a new spring
-- roof-rail weather-strip works okay but it's not the original style.
-- headlight switch knob is loose. I'll try to get that fixed (or toss in a pair of pliers... )
Cosmetically, the paint, chrome, and vinyl top are excellent. Other than the above issues, it's really not that far away from a show car.
The car and I residenear sunny San Diego 91977.
More info andpix available upon request.