- Item Location:
- Mesa, AZ
- Seller: streetsidephx
- Phone: 480-926-1344
There was no better way to make the personal luxury statement in 1972 than with the Ford Thunderbird. This was the last of the large boulevard cruisers, and today this is celebrated with an exceptionally preserved example. So look over all the details - from the big block 429 V8 to the luxurious A/C interior - and soon you'll understand why this is one of the best values in survivor-style classics going.
<br><br> This was the first year for the sixth-generation T-Bird. It was the only time we got to see the coupe as the designers fully intended it with bumpers that hug the form as an integral part of the design (federals would dictate changes to the look in '73.) So not only is it great to have these chrome kings, but also they look so distinctive against the yellow paint that it will be easy to point them out to everyone. And speaking of the color, this is probably the most vivid choice you could get from Ford that year, and it looks to have been resprayed later in life to retain that vibrant presence. The brown vinyl roof complements this nicely, and the landau bars on the sides pay tribute to previous generations. And as you look over this whole coupe, you're going to love the original details, including the factory wheel covers, and the taillight panel that takes up the whole rear.
<br><br> Inside it's highly original, nicely preserved, and absolutely loaded. The carpets, door panels, and headliner are all in a nice ginger tan. And the leather seats have a fantastic button-top presentation. This was closely related to the Lincoln Mark IV, and so that means a big luxury coupe with plenty of room for family and friends. But as Ford's personal luxury coupe, this one is also very driver-oriented. The fold-down armrest gives you an individual level of comfort. The dash warps around the driver and makes it an easy reach to handy factory features like the AM/FM stereo and cruise control. The power windows mean you never have to leave your seat to roll down all the windows, and t's easy to show off the hardtop profile even in the summertime because the factory air conditioning is blowing nice and cold.
<br><br> Another reason why the '72 T-Bird is so important is because it was one of only two years you could get the mighty 429 V8 under the hood. The was a nice investment here, but it was also about keeping it stock. That's why the blue block, valve covers, and air topper all radiate in blue. And not only did they get the look correct, right down to the decals, but also functional pieces were done with a newer distributor, belts, hood lining, and more. The big block fires up nicely as it inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor. The three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes with discs up front make this a true easy cruiser.
<br><br> Bold colors, big block, and luxury features all come together on an important year T-Bird. So at a price like this, you know you need to get your hands on it right now. Call today!!!