For Sale: 2005 Ford Thunderbird in Salem, Ohio

Vehicle Description

Ford Thunderbird Overview:The Ford Thunderbird (colloquially called the T-Bird) is a personal luxury car produced by Ford from model years 1955 until 1997 and 2002 until 2005 across 11 distinct generations. Introduced as a two-seat convertible, the Thunderbird was produced in a variety of body configurations. These included a four-seat hardtop coupe, four-seat convertible, five-seat convertible and hardtop, four-door pillared hardtop sedan, six-passenger hardtop coupe, and five-passenger pillared coupe, with the final generation designed again as a two-seat convertible.Ford targeted the two-seat Thunderbird as an upscale model, but the 1958 model year design introduced a rear seat and arguably marked the expansion of a market segment eventually known as personal luxury cars. This class of cars was positioned to emphasize driving comfort and convenience features over handling and high-speed performance. From 1968 through 1998, Lincoln-Mercury marketed rebadged variants of the Thunderbird as the Continental Mark III, Mark IV, Mark V, Mercury Cougar, Lincoln Mark VII, and Lincoln Mark VIII. After a five-year hiatus, Ford introduced the 2002 Thunderbird. Returning to the original formula for the Thunderbird, the latest version had a two-passenger convertible/removable hardtop configuration like the first-generation Thunderbird and styling strongly recalling the original.The 11th-generation Thunderbird was manufactured at Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant, sharing the Ford DEW platform with the Lincoln LS, Jaguar S-Type, and Jaguar XF. Though the Thunderbird's exterior styling was unique relative to the others, the instrument panel, steering wheel, and other trim pieces were borrowed from Lincoln LS. The sole engine of the Thunderbird was a Jaguar-designed AJ-30 3.9 L DOHC V8, a short-stroke (85 mm) variant of the Jaguar AJ-26 4.0 L V8, rated at 252 hp (188 kW) and 267 lbft (362 Nm) of torque in combination with Ford's 5R55N five-speed automatic transmission. The AJ-30 V8 was replaced by the AJ-35 in 2003 and later Thunderbirds, bringing with it variable valve timing and electronic throttle control, as well as 280 hp (209 kW) and 286 lbft (388 Nm) of torque. Complementing the extra power and torque provided by the AJ-35 V8, a manual shift feature for the five-speed automatic called SelectShift was available as an option in 2003 and later Thunderbirds.With sales dropping off significantly after its first model year, Ford ended Thunderbird production with the 2005 model year. The last Thunderbird was manufactured on July 1, 2005. When Ford debuted the eleventh generation Thunderbird, it introduced a car that was faithful to the original concept in every way. Power for this classy cruiser comes from a 3.9 liter, 32-valve DOHC V8 that was developed by former captive subsidiary Jaguar. Code named the AJ35, the Ford-specific mill utilizes variable valve timing, fracture-split and forged rods, a one-piece, cast camshaft and a reinforced, composite intake to create a smooth 280 horsepower and stout 286 lb./ft. of torque. Envisioned more as a comfortable cruiser that Ford described as Relaxed Sportiness, rather than a true sports car, this Ford never pretended to be a Corvette or Porsche competitor. That said; 0-60 still comes in at a very respectable seven seconds flat, and the cars silky smooth powerplant delivers enough authority to provide fun and responsive driving characteristics. Aesthetically, the engine is hidden under an attractive plastic shroud which substitutes a teal-inlayed Thunderbird logo and chrome V8 emblem for a more traditional view of the engine components.OUR CAR:Power Brakes Power SteeringPower SeatsPower WindowsPower Locks Power Convertible TopAutomatic Headlights Leather Seats Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering WheelCruise ControlAM/FM/CD PLAYER RADIOCup HoldersElectric Trunk Releasekey remote This is a really nice example of 2005 ford thunder bird 50th anniversary series. EVERYTHING works as it should, car runs and drives perfect. Power Top works flawlessly. Visit JKs Galleria Of Vintage Classic and Pristine Cars for your next vehicle. We are shipping experts and can assist with delivering your new vehicle anywhere in the world!!

Vehicle Details

  • 2005 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1616352
  • Price: $24,800
  • Location:Salem, Ohio
  • Year:2005
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:19738
  • Stock Number:106621
  • VIN:1FAHP60A05Y106621
Listed By:
John Kufleitner's Galleria
13134 Salem Alliance Rd.
Salem, OH 44460

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