2005 Ford Thunderbird Roadster
2005 Ford Thunderbird Roadster
Such was the strength of the Thunderbird name, or, as marketers call it, “brand equity,” that it could evolve or morph into different cars over the decades and still find success. The Thunderbird became many different cars, each with its own story, its own level of success and its own fans. With that kind of history, it's legitimate to ask, “What makes a Thunderbird, a Thunderbird?” How you answer that depends on what your favorite Thunderbird is.
For consignment a last generation “Bird” that borrowed its design queues from the classics and put it into a current day format and style. By the numbers there were 9,525 made in 2005, 1,396 were bronze, and 978 were made with light sand interior. This 3-owner car with a documented 90,206 miles total, presents nicely.
With the retro-esque exterior, round headlights and taillights, and smiling toothy egg crate grille it shows much like an aerodynamic version of the “square” birds of the late '50's. This convertible also comes with a matching fiberglass top with porthole window, which is also borrowed from the '50's version and has a cart for the top. An aero hood scoop is noted, and consigner states he has put a new chrome windshield molding on. The convertible top is canvas and is in good condition.
Rounded surfaces, leather seats in Light Sand, a dash in black and satin aluminum, white gauges, and a cream wrapped steering wheel and shift knob make up the very clean interior. Black carpeted floor mats with a tan edging covers the floors and full black carpeting below can be seen. Conveniences such as seat heaters, a 6-disc CD player/AM/FM radio, and premium sound system, climate control, automatic top, power locks and windows, and power steering/brakes are installed.
A clean, and well maintained 3.9 Liter DOHC Fuel Injected V8 with a 5-speed automatic transmission in back, sits within a clean engine bay. Noted is a select shift “tiptronic” mode if you desire to be a little sporty!
Typical for a 90,000+ mile car we can note some surface rust, corrosion, and general wear and tear, however nothing remarkable or problematic underneath.
Certainly not a rare bird, but with its styling borrowed from an earlier age, it will have its fans who want the look without all the wrenching. Turn the key and go, or should I say fly down the highway!
1FA-Ford Motor Co USA Passenger Car
H-Active Belts, Front & Side Airbags
A-3.9L DOHC V8
Y-Wixom Mi Assy Plant
101134-Sequential Unit Number
INT-BQ-Light Sand Leather
R-X-AM/FM Stereo W/ 6 Disc Changer
TR-S-5 Speed Select Shift Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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