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1973 Ford Thunderbird 460 V8 2 Owner CA Original Car

1973 Ford Thunderbird

Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Year: 1973
Mileage: 151,517
VIN: 3J87A201731
Color: Brown
Engine: 460 V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Fresno, California, United States
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats, Tilt Column
Leather Seats, AM/FM 8 Track

Description for Ford Thunderbird 1973

1973 Ford Thunderbird Coupe - Central Valley Classics

Central Valley Classics
Classic Restorations & Cars For Sale
Fresno, California

Helping people buy their dreams for over 25 years

We are proud to offer this special vehicle for auction!


1973 Ford Thunderbird

Original 460 V8 Engine

C6 Automatic Transmission

9" Rear End

Dual Power Seats

Leather Sets

Power Windows

Tilt Column

AM/FM 8 Track Stereo

Cruise Control

+ More

This is a clean T-bird that has only had 2 owners since new, the last owner had the car since the late 70's and was a long time Ford mechanic.

This body is rust free, no rust issues and wearing most of it's original paint. The body is very straight and the only damage was a tree branch that fell on the drivers fender and hood in the 80's causing a repaint on those panels. The rest of the car shows signs of the clear coat pealing but is as straight as new. The vinyl top is showing it's age and has some typical bust blistering showing but shouldn't require extensive repairs since the top is still intact. The chrome, stainless and glass are all in good shape.

The interior is original, showing wear on the drivers seat. The door panels, package tray and headliner are all good. The carpet is original and looks decent but could use a shampoo. The drivers seat shows wear but I have the missing seat button. The rear seat is cracked from sun exposure but not too bad. The dash pad has a cover, it isn't cracked but does have some warpage along the front edge.The original jack and hardware as well as a good spare are in the trunk. Everything works on the inside, the A/C, radio and cigarette lighter, etc.. I did clean out all the misc stuff since taking the pictures.

The engine and transmission are the originals, the transmission was rebuilt less than 1K miles ago. It looks like it might need valve cover gaskets again but nothing serious. Everything else was serviced as it needed, this was their daily car for the last 20 years. The tires look near new but were replaced about 3 years ago according to long time friend and neighbor I spoke to, he was the one that told me about the transmission because he picked the owner up and dropped him off at the rebuilder. All the gauges work and I drove the car 20 miles to my shop. The only thing it could use is a carburetor rebuild because it loads up a little at idle.

I went through the garage at the house and found a new set of rear shocks, an extra jack and a replacement seat belt latch he had purchased for the car that are included. I also have a car cover that was purchased from the wife after her husband passed that's included. It does have an older security system with remote also.

I might have missed a few things but I try to be thorough. This is a one of the early 70's cars that still had some nice styling, Like a Lincoln as for the luxury but not as expensive.
There is a Buy-It-Now with Best Offer so shoot an offer. The owners son in law and I have discussed what is believed to be a fair price based on the current market.

I welcome inspections, the car is at my shop in Fresno, CA and can be viewed by appointment. The winning bidder will receive clear CA title for the car, the registration is currently on a CA non operative status. I can assist with arranging shipping to your location or make recommendations for shipping, of course you can fly in a drive it home with cash in hand after we visit the DMV for a temporary pass, I'm 10 minutes from the airport.

Terms and Conditions Of The Auction

The winning bidder agrees to provide a $500 deposit within 24 hours of the close of the auction, the balance is due within 7 days. The balance is to be paid through a bank transfer. Please don't bid if your funds are not readily available, if you are applying for a loan please give the bank ample time for an inspection.

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If we arrange transportation for the vehicle, open or enclosed, the buyer pays for the shipping.

While every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information regarding each vehicle being auctioned, bidders are advised to rely upon their own research. I personally look at these vehicles and write these auction listings, I also gather as much information from the car owner. My descriptions are as I see the car, it may differ from your opinion. I have over 30 years experience but as you, I am human and it is possible for me to miss something. PLEASE ASK, your questions will be answered and if I don't know I will find out.

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