- $29,995 Get Financing
- Black & Red
- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
This 2002 Ford Thunderbird represents the re-debut of a legend. But while the look is instantly classic, few were ever kept so well to only have about 2900 miles on the odometer (yes, really!!!) So while you'll love the V8 power, loaded interior, and iconic style, what will really impress you is the overall level of absolute preservation.
How do you average 140 miles per year? You buy a car that you only use for very special occasions. This Thunderbird represents the first year of the final generation, and it's the closest you can come to brand new. Even the tires are original! So it's a true collector car kept in museum-ready condition. The bold Torch Red is borrowed from the original '55 T-Bird palette, but it has the luster of a modern clearcoat. And you have to look hard for any signs that this two-owner car ever hit the road. So the way this T-Bird has been babied, you better believe that this factory paint is so nice it will make your garage feel like the Ford showroom. We love the look of these because Ford got all the details right, too, including the grille, hood scoop, fender vents, and the porthole on the removable hardtop. Everything is exactly how the factory made it, so the doors fit with precision and the bright mirror-like alloy wheels appear to have never seen a curb. This truly is a rare opportunity to own a full surviving modern classic.
While the hardtop is iconic, and the soft top is handy, a car like this is meant to be seen with no roof at all. So the entire inside has received all the correct care to remain stock, clean, and impressive. Plus, while all Thunderbirds came loaded from the factory, one of the few options was a color-coordinated interior. So we love the red accents throughout the inside. It gives this one the full uniform appearance that you get on the best classics, and so it makes this preserved car even more sought-after. It's also in-demand because it has all the best luxury features. This comes with a premium AM/FM/CD changer stereo, a power driver's seat, power locks, power steering, power mirrors, keyless entry/alarm, and cruise control. Owning a modern classic also means modern safety features such as dual front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. This is engineered to be a cool cruiser, and you feel it the moment you slip behind the wheel and run your hands over the long Thunderbird logo. And because the T-bird experience is centered around the driver, the power windows and a power-folding soft top mean you never have to leave the driver's seat to get the full open-air experience. And the dual-zone climate control means you and your passenger can always dial in the ideal level of cool, even top-down in the summer.
The fuel-injected 3.9-liter DOHC V8 was also used in Lincolns and Jaguars in this era, and so it was the perfect powerplant for this T-Bird. As expected with a car in this condition, the engine bay remains looking like today is day one. But if you do decide to take this ultra-low mileage collectible out on the road, you will be rewarded. The fuel-injected 32-valve DOHC setup means a car that starts eagerly, idles smoothly, and has power ready for you no matter if you're at the stoplight or passing on the highway. The five-speed automatic transmission is an ideal pairing that offers nice gearing for acceleration and overdrive comfort. In fact, with a fully independent suspension and four-wheel power disc brakes, this may look like a first-gen Thunderbird, but it handles like a proper modern luxury cruiser.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual packet. You could try to search for a Thunderbird that's more factory fresh than this one, but by the time you realize this is the best of everything, it might already be gone. Call today!!!