Lot 280 - 2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
|Odometer reading||1,667 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
The Thunderbird entered production in 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Ford positioned the Thunderbird as an upscale model and is credited with developing a new market segment, the personal luxury car. In 1958, the Thunderbird gained a second row of seats. Succeeding generations became larger until the line was downsized in 1977, again in 1980, and once again in 1983. Sales were good until the 1990s, when large two-door coupés became unpopular; production ceased at the end of 1997. After a hiatus of several years, Ford introduced a new Thunderbird for 2002. Returning to the original formula, the latest version had a two-seat coupé/convertible layout like the first-generation Thunderbird and retro-futuristic styling to match. From its introduction in 1955 to its phase-out in 2005, Ford produced over 4.4 million Thunderbirds.
This Thunderbird has been part of a vast private collection and has been used very little covering only 1,667 miles in 15 years. The condition of this Ford can only be described as stunning with no discernible marks on the paintwork or interior; she is completely original and looks as though she was built yesterday. Finished in red with contrasting black leather interior, this Thunderbird is supplied with a hardtop and stand. Always kept in a de-humidified garage and showing no signs of ever being used in wet weather, this one owner Ford is supplied with a V5C registration document and a full year’s MoT test certificate together with the original service books. Interested parties are advised to view this T-Bird to appreciate just how good she is. As production ceased in 2005 after 50 years, this car could well be one for the shrewd investor.
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