BF Classified: 1980 Ford Thunderbird

Seller’s Description: Runs. Body fairly straight. One gentle ding on passenger side by rear wheel well. Interior is pretty clean. Seats have sun fade, but can be re-dyed, as they are in good shape. Headliner needs to be re-glued. The original radio with the 8 track tape deck is missing. Needs shocks. I have them. Will need wheel alignment after replacing the shocks. Brakes hard pedal. Great highway car. Electric seat on drivers side. Everything works. Does not have the original air filter housing. The rest is all original. For some reason the kickdown rod is not attached, there is no transom block that goes between the kick down rod and the transmission linkage.

The story that I got from the woman that I bought it from was that it belonged to her father, who bought it new. Most of its life was spent in a garage. The last three years, it stayed outside. This is a great easy project car. There is not a lot wrong with it, It just sounds like it from this description. There is some rust under the landau that needs to be addressed. Could use a paint job as the paint on the hood is checked and peeling. One small place on the passenger side, the paint looks like it was rubbed off and there is surface rust there. About 3 inches long. In the truck channel, there is a rust spot of about 1/4 of an inch.
This car wants to MOVE. Great on gas on the highway, not so good in town. Very showy and I get compliments on it wherever I go. I found another car that I have been looking for, so I need to sell this one to pay for that one.

Price: $$2,000.00
Location: Seattle, Washington
Mileage: 63000
Title Status: Clean
VIN: 0H87F1392222

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  1. Big_Fun Member

    These Fox bodies aren’t as loved as others but, the elegance of hideaway headlamps, and other luxury accessories are nice.
    VIN decodes as a 302 2V (if i did that right).
    Priced for less then the 79 Skylark featured earlier this week.
    Don’t think of this as a disappointing generation of Thunderbird, think of it as a comfortable Fox body cruiser…
    Good luck, and thanks posting it on BF!

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  2. Jrp

    Ugliest Thunderbird ever built and this color combo doesn’t help. Fox body Shmox body. They didn’t do anything for the mustangs either. Just another opinion.

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  3. CJM

    One picture and he wants $2000 bucks? There is no market for these cars. Almost no one likes them. I happen to. I think they are classy looking. This car has all kinds of issues and tired paint and interior. Its also a base model in less than ideal colors. Looks like 500 bucks to me.

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  4. Robert Canamar

    CJM you are welcome to your opinion, but as for value, the WA. state DMV valued it at $4,500.00. That is what I am basing my price on. To tell the truth, if someone offered me $1500.00 for it, I would take it. 500 bucks? No.

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  5. Stevieg

    Coming from the Pacific north west, it is probably solid as a rock! Same chassis as the same year Mustang, just a way cheaper price with more features to boot. Not a popular car by any means,but with the 302 already in place, this could be a great basis for a sleeper! Or just an affordable daily driver. I don’t think one could go wrong with this one. The seller is asking a reasonable asking price, but he stated in this thread he would knock 25% off. This is a bargain for a running, driving car with a V-8 & lots of aftermarket support.

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