1970 Ford Thunderbird Landau
1970 Ford Thunderbird Landau
Winning Bid: $7,900 (USD) by: Kbird
This 1970 Ford Thunderbird Landau sedan has been with the seller for 21 years, was purchased used by his father in July 1973 and was the recipient of a full restoration completed in 2002. Power is produced by the rebuilt original 429ci V8 and shifted automatically by way of a "SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic” 3-speed transmission. Standard and optional equipment consist of power steering, power brakes, dual exhaust, power windows, electric locks, and air conditioning. Recent updates commissioned by the seller include a new brown vinyl top and new carpeting. This fifth-generation "Glamour Bird" is offered with the original window sticker, a VIN verification from Ford, various new and NOS parts, and a clear Indiana title in the seller's name.
Yellow paint and a brown vinyl landau top complete the exterior finish on top of Ford’s updated 1970 styling. most recognized by the lower, elongated body, protruding "beak-style" grille, and suicide doors. A few minor cosmetic flaws detailed by the seller include a 1/8" paint chip by the door handle, a windshield ding, and three missing chrome pieces.
Standard finned aluminum wheels with Thunderbird insignia are fitted with black-walled tires, and the car is factory-equipped with power steering and power brakes with front discs and rear drums.
The interior is finished in tan and gold with refreshed carpet, quilted vinyl upholstery over the split front and rear bench seats, and a vinyl dash. Interior equipment includes overhead convenience check group, tilt steering, electric clock, and power windows which are currently functional on the driver's side only. A brown and gold speckled OE replacement dash is offered with the sale, as well as the original air conditioning components and some replacement rubber door seals.
Instrumentation is housed in woodgrain behind a matching 3-spoke steering wheel with a 120-mph speedometer, gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature, voltage, and wiper speed, and a clock. The odometer shows approximately 140k miles, which the seller asserts is accurate.
Power is delivered by a refreshed 429ci V8, which was bored to 0.20" during the overhaul twenty years ago, and it is paired with an automatic “SelectShift Cruise- O-Matic 3-speed transmission and open differential with 2.80:1 gearing. The seller reports 10.5:1 compression on premium unleaded fuel and indicates that approximately 2k miles have been driven since the work was performed.
The undercarriage is coated in a clean black finish and fitted with a new dual exhaust system.
The original window sticker showing an MSRP of $6,591.50, a VIN verification from Ford, and various new and NOS parts will go with the car.
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