1970 FORD THUNDERBIRD 429 THUNDER JET AUTO V8 SURVIVOR BARN FIND Sportsroof 70
Price: US $8,650.00 Item location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- Type: Coupe
- Engine size:429 V-8
- Power options:Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Green
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Ford ThunderbirdSelling this 1970 Thunderbird for a friend's family after the owner passed away. It drives super smooth. It was restored in recent years and is pretty original/complete. He had multiple classic Fords and this was a primary family car for many years. Up until his last days he maintained them all regularly and made extensive maintenance/service notes and to-do's (He recorded every test drive, gas fill up, maintenance, etc). It's an East Tennessee car and we get under 5 days of snow a year so the underside is clean.
It has a 429, automatic transmission, factory power disc brakes, power steering and aftermarket cruise control. Engine was rebuilt within 2000 miles ago (Notes about rebuild below). Very original and Odometer shows 81,XXX, and this looks to be 181,000 based on the documentation. Always garaged. Almost survivor status. It runs and drives amazing.This is truly a well-maintained clean car. These photos are basically as-is and I did not shine up the engine bay or interior prior to taking them.I have over 300 photos I can send to you, as well as take more.I can take a video of it starting and running.The car comes with pages and pages of handwritten maintenance records/notes. These notes had everything including gas fill ups, test drives, notes about drive, new tags, oil changes and what brand/type oil and what additives, paid insurance, tire inflation, new vacuum hoses, receipts for parts and rebuilds, part quotes, bulb replacements, tire inflation, etc. The trunk comes full of part boxes with original replaced parts and new (Older stock parts)
According to the'Standard Catalog of American Cars' bookonly 1,925 Hardtops with bucket seats were made this year, and I'm sure less of those had no vinyl top. A Marti report for this car would be interesting as it seems pretty rare.
VIN - 0J83N113102(Built at the Los Angeles plant)The car is located in Knoxville Tennessee and it has a Clean Tennessee title. A marti report could be ran for it as well. Many more photos are in a gallery below. $500 deposit due when purchasing. Call (805) 405-0765 with any questions.
MECHANICAL429 V8 Engine - Motor rebuilt within a 2,000 miles. (Pulled Motor, Machined heads, Valve Job, New Timing Gear Chain, New Sealed, Valve Lifters, Painted block, etc)Automatic transmission - Works wellPower front discs (The car stops awesome)New Master CylinderPower steeringIt starts and runs great. Could likely use a carb rebuild as it stumbles when stepping on it (Likely the accelerator pump).I noticed it has a coolant leak from near the front but I haven't chased this down. Looked to be coming from the radiator or a hose at first glance. Still totally drivable as-is.
INTERIOR:Dark Green interior looks as good in person as it does in the photosInterior is complete and basically perfect other than the driver's seat wear. Driver seat has a tear but is perfectly usable as isE brake worksE brake release when going to drive works (I didn't even know this was a feature back then!)Heat worksAll fan speeds workDefrost works (New Rear defrost lines are ran)AC clicks on. All factory AC components are under the hood and in the car, not sure if it just needs charged but the compressor kicks in. It doesn't seem to pump cold air though. AC compressor spins free and clicks. Original Ford Company logo tag on compressor.Aftermarket cruise control from long ago (not sure if it works)Headliner in good shape and has small hole on passenger side. No sagging. Nice and tight.AM Radio WorksCourtesy under dash light worksTemp gauge worksOil gauge worksAlternator worksWarning lights workWipers workBelt warning light worksClock worksHorn worksSpeedometer worksFuel gauge doesn't seems to work2 sets of original keysDash is in great shapeAll seat belts look to be there and originalDash dome light worksOne rear corner dome light works and one doesn'tBlinkers workBrights and headlights workBrake lights workOriginal brake pedal saying "Disc Brakesâ€Possibly Original floor mats?
BODY:No rust or rotPans and subframe are solid. I believe they were re-undercoated.Quality paint with minimal blemishesDoors shut Nicely as they shouldTrunk shuts nicelyOriginal factory stickers under trunk lid, in door jambs, and under hood areaEvidence of minor scrapes on front of passenger fender (Barely noticeable)
Please feel free to call me at (805) 405-0765 if interested.
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