Now this is what I’m talking about. This particular car is the one that really gets me going because its so kitschy, so cheesy, so very 70’s that it make me want to go out and get a pair of plaid pants, white buck shoes with matching white belt, and a brightly colored polyester golf shirt and move to a Florida Retirement Community. And I realize that none of you even know what I’m talking about….
Here we have the last year for the really, really, really BIG Thunderbird. It is hard to imagine a car built like this, with a hood that is long enough to land aircraft on it, doors that weigh at least a ton to open and close, and dressed in enough jewelry to make a drag queen sparkle. Just look at all this kit from 2-tone paint, to wire-wheelcovers, to 1/4 padded landau roof treatment, this is what surface detail was all about at the height of the Disco Era.
Inside is even more decadent with cream and gold vinyl/leather, pimp-o-licious shag carpeting, an AM FM 8-Track Stereo System, Climate Control, Twighlight Lighting Group, and more. This is the Cream and Gold Luxury Group, which was a $793 option for 1976. Ford produced almost 53,000 of these rolling aircraft carriers before the new, downsized Thunderbirds were introduced.
According to the listing:
This is a 1 owner car with a distictive color combination of the two tone and perfect tan original leather interior .This classic t-bird is simply a perfect show winning condition all original car. This is by far the nicest one you will see or find anywhere in the country. Everything is working on this amazing classic bird. The car is in factory laser straight condition inside and out and has truly gleaming chrome and brightwork. Fully Loaded and equipped with the original powerful and most sought after 460 v-8 engine. Ice cold factory a/c, power windows, power seats, am/fm factory radio 8 track all in working order. We challenge you to find a better example anywhere! The car rides and drives like brand new. You must come look, drive, even smell one of the best for sale anywhere. Fly in and drive home. Truly fully documented classic . We have all the original paper work and receipts since new!
Bidding has stalled at $11,950.00, again with an unmet reserve. Now, is this T-Bird appealing, or a rolling character of an actual car? I like it, but what about you? See the eBay listing here.