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1994 Ford Thunderbird Lx Coupe 2-door 3.8l on 2040-cars

US $19,900.00
Year:1994 Mileage:40000 Color: Red
Location:

Gaston, Indiana, United States

Gaston, Indiana, United States

FOR SALE BY OWNER - Listed by National Marketing Classifieds (NMSell)

1994 Ford Thunderbird

Engine: 302, 40,000 miles, Exterior: Red, Interior: Red. VIN: 1FABP46W0EH119852 . THe history of the car is important to its value. The car was built by the Jack Rousch Company in 1994.  It was ordered by Legendary public relations motors port director for PPG by the name of Jim Chapman. The cost was $85,000 and was the only PPG pace car for the championship auto racing teams series (cart) that was street legal. All the pace cars of that time were not street legal and at the end of their life, were to be destroyed as presented in the contract.
The car was used to give pace car rides to guest of PPG and to pace races midway through 1994 season and into 1995 season.
The car is unique cause it is greatly modified compared to the 1994 Ford Thunderbird Turbo of the time. It has a hand built 302 high roller engine (high performance) and at the time was run as high as 165 mph. It has a 5 speed gear box ans a koni air suspension along with Craiger rims and oversized tires. The outside body is in very good condition with no rust and one tiny dent put in it at the 1995 Michigan race by Johnny Rutherford when he hit an orange cone.
The interior is also red and in very good condition, although a little faded. The car has 40,000 miles on it. At the end of its use as a pace car, it was given to Kenny Lowe who managed the pace car team under Jim Chapman (who was Babe Ruth's manager and PR guy until he died). Kenny was as they say "volume challenged" and did not fit well in the car so he sold it to a member of the cart safety team. The safety team member sold it to me after he left it in his garage for 13 years. He used it on occasion but needed the space in his garage. I bought it from him and as only the third owner, have only driven it on occasion but it pretty much has sat unused in my garage. The engine was recently tuned up and is running great.

The historical value is that the car was a special order by Jim Chapman and was designed to be street legal, yet worked as a very fast pace car for the cart series. I doubt it is the only pace car left from that time period, it represents the golden age of open wheel racing as a street legal pace car for the very popular cart series. My interest in selling it is to a collector who cal appreciate the history and uniqueness of the car. It is simply too much of a car for me and the primary use I got for it was for car shows and special vintage car rally's. Sadly, I am no longer able to participate in these events.

Located in GASTON IN 47342, Contact Dan at 765-358-3403 for more information.

NationalMarketingClassifieds is listing this vehicle for a Private Seller. This item may also be for sale locally, because of this NationalMarketingClassifieds reserves the right to end this auction early. By Bidding or Purchasing above item you agree that you have spoken to the Owner about the vehicle concerning the following; price, location, transportation, licensing, taxes, insuring, auction description, vehicle condition. You also understand that NationalMarketingClassifieds does not have this item in our possession and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the auction description.


 

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