Classifind Cut: 2002 Ford Thunderbird – SOLD!

Jan 2021 | Classifind Cut, Classifinds, Topless Thursday

February 2, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The eleventh and likely last generation of the Ford Thunderbird went back to its roots with a retro-styled, two-seat modern interpretation of the original ’55-’57 Baby Birds.  Produced for only three years between 2002 and 2005, while initial demand was quite high, sales quickly fell off when potential buyers found the trunk to be too small and the Jaguar-designed 3.9 Liter V8 (remember Ford owned this premium brand at the time) not powerful enough.  If you love the original two-seat Baby Birds but don’t want to relive driving a 1950s vintage car, then these modern interpretations such as this red over black example originally listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in Chesterfield, New Jersey make a compelling alternative. Offered with just over 73K original miles and a brand new set of tires, the current caretaker is asking $10,900. The NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool confirms the ask falls between this guide’s current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $9,600 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $12,500.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“2002 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe HardTop Convertible – 73,175 Miles
V8, 3.9 Liter Engine / Automatic Transmission / RWD

Excellent condition Thunderbird with low mileage. Private owner, no accidents. Absolutely no issues, mechanically perfect. No check engine lights, no leaks, no transmission problems, no clunks or rattles in the suspension. Body in great shape, no dents or rust, not even a door ding. Leather Interior is super clean, no rips or stains, very little signs of wear. Brand New Continental Tires on Chrome Rims. Stainless Steel Borla Exhaust from the cat back. I also have a Cold Air Intake brand new in the box which I haven’t installed that will come with the car if you want it. Power Seats, Power Windows/Mirrors/Locks, 6-Disc CD Player, ABS Brakes, Premium Sound System, Hot Heat and Cold AC. Everything works, no electrical issues. Valid NJ Inspection until May 2021. Clean and Clear Title in hand, ready to sell.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to check it out. Thanks!!”

Show or go: what would you do with this Modern T-Bird?  Comment below and let us know!

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