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I'M A 70 YEAR OLD RETIRED USED CAR DEALERSHIP OWNER, I PURCHASED THIS BEAUTY FROM A 78 YEAR OLD GENTLEMAN IN
FLORIDA. I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY WIFE .
2005 Ford 50th Anniversary Thunderbird
Steel Blue Exterior
Steel Blue Convertible and Hardtop
Optional Steel Blue Accessories Package
1-owner car that's logged only 12,200 miles
3.9 liter AJ35 V8
5-speed automatic transmission
Equipped with the optional partial Interior Color Accent Package
Sale includes the car's original Performance Medium Steel Blue hardtop
Sale includes an original dealer window sticker, all service records since new
4-wheel power disc brakes / ABS
8-inch rear axle / 3.58 gears
17-inch aluminum wheels
Two cars literally defined the newfound freedom of the 1950s: the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Thunderbird.
Eventually Chevrolet took their Corvette to the racetrack, while Ford continued to turn their Thunderbird into the
ultimate boulevard king. Now, over sixty years later, Corvettes are regarded as some of the best curve carvers in
the world, and Thunderbirds, like this 12K-mile stunner, are still turning heads on Main Street. If you looked at a
brand new Thunderbird in 1955 but couldn't swing it, and looked again in 2002 but the timing just wasn't right,
2015 is your year! That's right; I have a pristine 2005 50th Anniversary Thunderbird that's so nice it could've
rolled out of the factory yesterday! So, if you're still looking to hit the road in refined style, the third time's
Ford's sensational Thunderbird sprang to life as a 1955 halo car that fired imaginations and eventually became a
legend. In 1999, Dearborn's favorite son decided it would honor that original by building a new model to turn just
as many heads. And, within three years, the convertible you see here, affectionately dubbed the 'retro bird', was
rolling through production. This pristine drop-top's long body has obviously been pampered and exceptionally cared
for as its slick Thunderbird Blue 2-stage looks just as good now as the day it rolled off the truck. And, from its
great fit to its blemish-free panels, this Ford is definitely one of the nicest factory cruisers on the planet!
As one of the most enduring 'retro' designs ever created, the car's J Mays-penned fuselage looks fantastic from
virtually any angle. At the front of that fuselage, a bright chrome grille hangs small driving lights below clear,
combination headlamps and a teal-inlayed Thunderbird emblem. Behind that emblem, a composite hood centers a
traditional Thunderbird scoop in front of tinted factory glass that sports a stylish chrome frame. At the top of
that frame, a Performance White hardtop latches down over a standard Haartz soft top to perfectly mimic Ford's
original, 1955 dual-roof system. Below those roofs, chrome ventiports ride inside re-imagined fender lines that
lead the eye through body-matched mirrors to rear mounted "Thunderbird." 50th Anniversary badging on both front
When Ford debuted the eleventh generation Thunderbird it introduced a car that was faithful to the original concept
in virtually 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 AJ35, the Ford-specific mill utilizes variable valve timing,
fracture-split and forged rods, 1-piece, cast camshafts and a reinforced, composite intake to twist 280 smooth
horses into 286 lb./ft. of stout torque. More of a 'comfortable cruiser' than 'flat-out sports car', the 'retro
bird' never pretended to be a Corvette or Porsche competitor. That said; 0-60 comes at a very respectable seven
seconds, and the car's silky powerplant delivers enough grunt to provide fun and responsive driving
characteristics. Aesthetically, the entire engine is hidden under an attractive plastic shroud which substitutes a
classic "Thunderbird" script and silver "V8" branding for traditional views of its componentry. However, you can
still plainly see how well everything has been maintained and, with a turn of the key, the cylinders settle into a
restrained hum of power.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s Ford developed one global rear wheel drive platform, codenamed DEW, that was set
to underpin everything from select Jaguars to the fifth generation Mustang. Those competent roots supply this
awesome Thunderbird with a sophisticated independent suspension, which utilizes a host of weight saving technology
to provide a smooth ride and composed road manners. Behind the aluminum engine, a 5-speed automatic transmission
sends power to a fresh Ford rear end that's fitted with beefy 3.58 gears. At the corners of the chassis, 4-wheel
disc brakes, which are aided by standard antilock and traction control systems, ride behind chrome, 17-inch wheels
and sticky Michelin Pilots. All that world-class engineering results in a sturdy convertible that translates
relaxed sportiness into an excellent combination of cushy comfort and tight handling. And when you throw your
favorite road at this drop-top, it'll chew it up, spit it out and coddle you in the kind of luxury vintage T-bird
owners merely dream of experiencing.
Ford began the 21st century by producing some of the most impressive and detail-oriented interiors to ever hit the
market. And the 2-tone cockpit in this roadster, equipped with an optional partial Interior Color Accent Package,
has to be one of their best designs. The driver and passenger are treated to power leather seats, which are branded
with small Thunderbird emblems. Below those seats, day-one-fresh carpet is protected by color-keyed floor mats and
bordered by cool "Ford Thunderbird" sill plates. Above those sills, winged door panels hang slick metal trim behind
controls for both power windows and power door locks. In front of those panels, a highly detailed dash anchors
Turquoise-tipped needles between satin-faced gauges, a 6-disc CD changer and attractive metal trim. At the base of
that dash, a great looking console centers dual-zone climate control on a Thunderbird Blue shift knob and sculpted
waterfall back panel. In front of the driver, a 2-tone wheel spins a pristine, blue inlayed emblem around a tilting
and telescoping column. And behind the passengers, a fully finished trunk features enough luggage room for a quick
According to the original window sticker that accompanies this T-bird's sale, it was fitted with the following
standard and optional equipment:
STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE:
3.9 liter 32-valve DOHC V8
Dual exhaust system that's complete with bright tips
5-speed automatic transmission that's equipped with overdrive
4-wheel independent suspension
18-gallon fuel tank
Power retractable top
Chromed cast aluminum wheels
P235/50VR17 all-season, black sidewall tires
Center console that's complete with both storage and a leather armrest
Dual electronic auto temperature control
AM/FM stereo that's complete with an in-dash, 6-disc CD changer
Power tilting and telescoping steering wheel
Variable-assist power steering
Dual front and side airbags
4-wheel ventilated disc brake system that's equipped with ABS
All speed traction control
Select Transmission Shifter
Boot for the convertible top
17” Machined Aluminum wheels
Partial Interior upgrade package which also includes a color keyed steel blue convertible top
MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $42,460.00 (window sticker)
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary on 2040-cars
Lebanon, Virginia, United States
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