1970 Ford Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Car & Truck Talk' started by jwdtenn, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. jwdtenn

    jwdtenn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    18,657
    Likes Received:
    739
    Trophy Points:
    411
    Location:
    Nashville
    Indeed I did.

    It checks out as authentic. Current collector owner has had it for 35 years after purchase from the original NC owner in 1984.

    Always garage kept and it shows with zero rust. 26k miles check out as right with much original documentation.

    It is sharp, loaded up and well worth preserving This is a 50 year old essentially new car with the 429 ThunderJet V8.
     
  2. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    11,408
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    Trophy Points:
    608
    Location:
    Yakima Washington
    Sooooo did you buy it? Inquiring minds want to know. :whistle:

    This is my favorite part :thumbs2:
     
  3. jwdtenn

    jwdtenn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    18,657
    Likes Received:
    739
    Trophy Points:
    411
    Location:
    Nashville
    Still currently mulling it all over. :thumbs2:
     
  4. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    11,408
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    Trophy Points:
    608
    Location:
    Yakima Washington
    Well keep us updated. It's a beautiful car!
     
  5. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Messages:
    10,717
    Likes Received:
    1,752
    Trophy Points:
    560
    Location:
    Everett, WA
    I love the name, "Thunder Jet."
     
  6. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    11,408
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    Trophy Points:
    608
    Location:
    Yakima Washington
    Me too.
     
  7. jwdtenn

    jwdtenn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    18,657
    Likes Received:
    739
    Trophy Points:
    411
    Location:
    Nashville

    Will do. :clap:
     
  8. 60Mercman

    60Mercman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Wagon Garage:
    8
    I had an aunt we used to call “Thunder Jet” for so many wrong reasons I can’t got into here. But I still love the name as related to Thunderbirds. PS. Good luck whatever you decide jwdtenn!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2019 at 2:11 AM
    Doghead likes this.
  9. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Messages:
    10,717
    Likes Received:
    1,752
    Trophy Points:
    560
    Location:
    Everett, WA
    Dude, you are so mean....:tsk::naughty:
     
    60Mercman likes this.
  10. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    11,408
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    Trophy Points:
    608
    Location:
    Yakima Washington
    Thank you for sparing us the details. :rolleyes:
     
    60Mercman likes this.
  11. Doghead

    Doghead Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2019
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Okay. I'll go first. You kids used to watch Aunt Mildred sit on the porcelain launching pad through the bathroom's keyhole. Right?
     
  12. 60Mercman

    60Mercman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Wagon Garage:
    8
    It was actually Aunt Eileen, aka the Easter Beast. You didn’t need to watch. The walls had ears. It was like visiting an I-40 truck stop. Nuff said!
     
    Doghead likes this.
  13. moparandfomoco

    moparandfomoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,062
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    Rio Rancho, NM
    I swear I seen this car at Hershey this weekend. How many of them can be out there with low mileage? It was in the original class, if so. And if it really is the same car, what a visual treat of color it was.
     
  14. jwdtenn

    jwdtenn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    18,657
    Likes Received:
    739
    Trophy Points:
    411
    Location:
    Nashville
  15. 60Mercman

    60Mercman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Wagon Garage:
    8
    I think I like the guard. Even though it does kinda clunk up the front end a bit. I also like the bumper guard on a ‘72 Mark IV
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page