Creampuff: 1977 Ford Thunderbird – Sold!
Ford’s seventh generation downsized Thunderbird launched for the 1977 model and quickly became the best selling version of all time. While once common place, pristine examples such as this 50K original mile originally listed in March 2020 on Craigslist in Vineland, New Jersey are becoming increasingly rare. Listed for $7,600, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has their T-Bird priced $100 less than the #2 “Excellent” estimate of $7,700.
In 1977, Ford introduced the seventh generation Thunderbird. Despite only being produced three model years, this was Ford’s most successful version of the T-Bird with nearly one million produced. For this generation, Ford shifted the T-Bird to the smaller Torino/LTD II chassis. Even with an eight-inch drop in overall length and a drop of 900 pounds from the prior version, the ’77-’79 Thunderbirds were still large full-size coupes. For the first time, Ford mimicked GM’s trend of moving away from pillarless hard tops with this latest generation by combining a wide fixed “B” pillar followed by a small “opera” window for the back seat passengers which was subsequently followed by a large third side window that exposed the rear interior deck.
If your interests lean towards Fords and you’re looking for a survivor-quality Malaise-era personal luxury two-door coupe you can show and participate in Antique Automobile Club of America (“AACA”) events for not a lot of money, this T-bird is worth an in-person inspection. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Beautiful clean and original survivor. 50k original miles. Straight and sharp body, vinyl tops are perfect. Drives like it did the day it came off the showroom floor! PS, PB, Am/Fm stereo, intermitting wipers, power split seat with armrests, a/c, rear defroster. You will not be disappointed. The interior is a 10 and very comfortable, no cracks or stains. The 351 V8, 3 speed automatic was just serviced with new tires, brakes, oil and belts! I would have no issues at all driving this car anywhere as I just took a 150 mile trip with absolutely no issues. A real head turner! Priced right. Located in Vineland NJ Needs nothing call or text 6098054072“
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