Every barn find has a life cycle. We may like to see them when they are still in the barn, but what about a car that has already had the rat’s nests vacuumed out and all the greasy work done? Well, that’s part of the fun for some of us, but others would rather have something like this T-Bird. It sat in storage for about 20 years, but has already been gone through to make it a nice driver. It’s located near Monterey, California and is listed here on craigslist for $20k.
It sure looks luxurious in there! It should considering all the option boxes that were checked when this thing was ordered. Leather reclining seats, power windows, air conditioning, floor mats, 8-track player, headlight dimmer, cruise control, retracting rear seat belts… the list just goes on and on. The seller doesn’t mention if anything has been restored in here, but I suppose it could be original if the 82k miles showing on the odometer were put there by a caring owner.
One of the biggest options here could be the Q-Code 428 V8, but ironically the seller forgot to include any photos of the engine bay. We will just have to admire the unique dash while we discuss the mechanicals. The seller does include a long of list of all the work that has been done to make this car a safe driver. The brake and fuel systems have been gone through and a lot of maintenance items have been addressed. Besides the larger engine, it left the factory with an LSD and a few exterior add-ons.
This could be the best view of a fourth generation Thunderbird. That futuristic taillight panel and landau top really make this car a stunner! This Ford may not get the attention it would if it were covered in dust, but it does look appealing if you want something that can be enjoyed right away. Of course, you will pay a premium for that convenience. This fine example is priced near the top of its market, but if everything checks out it end up being a good buy.