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
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.
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.
1978 Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee Blu SumtFG010613
Ford was definitely downsizing their cars...this is an example! Still very
luxurious, and the upholstery and interior touches are of the usual high
Ford quality. I could imagine driving this car would be very comfortable