132302 / 1979 Ford Thunderbird
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Here at RK Motors Charlotte, you know we're famous for finding unbelievable cars, and this 1979 Thunderbird certainly qualifies. On the one hand, you might be thinking that with over 100,000 T-Birds built in '79, this one can't be rare, but on the other hand, how many have just 4219 original miles?
The forgotten Thunderbirds 1977-1978
A video tribute to the nearly forgotten 77-78 Ford Thunderbird. Every carshow has a 55-57 T-bird sitting around, and the big square birds, but the poor 77-78 Thunderbird was the hottest selling car for Ford Motor Company in the late 70's. Sit back and take a trip down to the birds nest to rediscover a rare bird.
Thanks for watching.
OMG - WHAT A THUNDERBIRD BURNOUT
Red thunderbird does long burnout at car show with smoke everywhere.
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1977 THUNDERBIRD, SLIMMING DOWN INCREASED SALES
FOR '77 THUNDERBIRD LOST 900 POUNDS AND 10 INCHES OF LENGTH. RESULT? WHOPPING INCREASE IN SALES. THE SEVENTH GENERATION T-BIRD WAS A LUCKY SEVEN INDEED. COMPARE 1976 UNITS OF ONLY 52,935 WHILE IN 1977 T-BIRD SALES SOARED TO 318,140! THERE WERE 3 ENGINES OFFERED A 302 CID, 130 HP, A 351 CID, 135 HP, AND A 400 CID, 173 HP. TWO MODELS WERE OFFERED, A HARDTOP COUPE AND A MORE LUXURIOUS TOWN LANDAU COUPE. THE OPTION LIST THIS YEAR WAS VIRTUALLY ENDLESS AND MANY CUSTOMERS DRESSED THEIR NEW THUNDERBIRD TO THE MAX. THIS 7TH GENERATION T-BIRD WAS BUILT BETWEEN 1977 AND 1979 AND TOTAL SALES FOR THESE THREE YEARS APPROACH THE ONE MILLION MARK, A VERY SUCCESSFUL FORD PRODUCT. THUNDERBIRD PRODUCTION WOULD NEVER REACH THESE NUMBERS EVER AGAIN. FEATURES OF THESE NEW DESIGNED THUNDERBIRDS INCLUDE HIDDEN HEADLAMPS, OPERA WINDOWS, LANDAU PADDED ROOFS, PINSTRIPPING, EGG CRATE GRILLE, FAUX WOODGRAIN DASH, AND TWO-TONE PAINT OPTIONS. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS ORIGINAL SURVIVOR.
1976 Ford Thunderbird 460 V8 early drive
One of the first times I had my 1976 Thunderbird on the road in May 2008. All stock except for dual Exhaust and blocked EGR. Saw very little road/maintenance for several years prior to my ownership and ran pretty weak, with a noticeable miss. By the end of the 2008 season I replaced plugs, wires and coil. It ran a bit better but the best improvement came from an MSD ignition and Edelbrock Performer carb and intake.
The car was sold in October 2012. I decided to restore a '68 Galaxie convertible instead.