With an increasing demand for more fuel efficient vehicles in the 1970s, Ford attempted to downsize their entry for the \'personal luxury\' car segment. The result was the seventh generation Thunderbird like you see here. This super low-mileage 1977 Ford Thunderbird is a wonderful representation of that era and makes the perfect cruiser for the enthusiast that is looking for a dependable classic.
The first thing that you\'ll notice on this Thunderbird is that gold paint, which Ford called Chamois Glow in 1977. It\'s certainly bright enough to stand out and receive complements with, but still subtle enough that you don\'t have to worry about it being too flashy. There\'s a color matched vinyl top, which we prefer on these wide fixed B-pillar Fords, and the trim around the small pillar window and pin striping throughout the car does a great job of breaking all that gold up a bit. That goes for the chrome trim leading down the sides of the car and at each bookend, and it\'s shined-up and in excellent conditioned. Standing at the front of the car, it\'s easy to appreciate the sculpted lines that lead your eyes down the hood to the chrome grille that is topped by that iconic hood ornament and flanked by the cool hideaway headlights. And with big chrome bumpers at the front and rear, the overall package comes together nicely to a classy look.
Just looking at the car you can imagine the feeling of floating on air, open the doors and take a seat on the plush velour interior and that feeling is confirmed. The gold continues inside and covers the bench seats up front and in the rear. The dash, steering wheel and door panels are covered in the pleasant and warm gold hue as well, and further accented with wood applique. The gold on gold combo works very well and makes for a very comfortable cabin. To make the driving experience even more comfortable, there is a power seat for the driver and all of the luxuries and amenities you\'d expect from a car of this era are present, such as power windows and locks, cruise control, tilt wheel, cold AC, heat/defrost, and an AM/FM radio. Out back, the trunk is massive and outfitted exactly like it would\'ve been in 1977, complete with carpeted mats and a full-size spare tire and jack set.
Powering this big coupe is a 400 cubic inch V8 that is more than likely original, although Ford never got into the habit of stamping their motors with VINs back then. Pop open the hood and you can see that everything is still stock, from the big snorkeled air cleaner to the Ford Blue valve covers. The engine still breathes through an Autoline 2-barrel carburetor and factory intake, and all the wires, hoses, and components look just like they did in 1979. Power steering and power front disc brakes enhance the driving experience immensely, and the C6 automatic transmission shifts smoothly and spins the original rear end that\'s filled with tall highway gears from the factory. The undercarriage is solid, what you would expect from a car with so few miles on the clock, and an upgraded dual exhaust with chambered mufflers gives the car a wonderful throaty sound. Beautiful Ford Magnum 500 wheels look sporty yet elegant on this luxury coupe, and they\'re wrapped in 235/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials with plenty of tread left on them.
With a low price and high entertainment value, this survivor Thunderbird is an absolute bargain. Documented with a Marti Report and featuring only 29,265 actual miles, this T-Bird is \'70s Americana at its finest. Call today!
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