1979 Ford Thunderbird

351 CID Windsor V8 Automatic

$10,995


Stock #275-ATL
Price: $10,995
Year Make Model: 1979 Ford Thunderbird
Engine: 351 CID Windsor V8
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 800 ( since rebuilt )
Body Style: Sedan
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Blue

  • Air Conditioning
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cloth Interior
  • Cruise Control
  • Hub Caps
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Radial Tires
  • Seatbelts
  • White Walls

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For sale in our Atlanta showroom is gorgeous 1979 Ford Thunderbird. This seventh generation Thunderbird is the epitome of Ford class and comfort, built off the same platform as it's classy sister company, Lincoln. With only 800 miles since the rebuild, this big bird is a real beauty. Powering this '79 Thunderbird for sale is a powerful 351 cubic inch Windsor block Ford V8 engine. Windsors are so reliable and well performing, that they lasted from the mid 60s all the way into the early 2000s! With nearly 40 years of aftermarket research and performance parts, this Thunderbird for sale is not only easy to work on, but it's just begging to be turned into a pure performance machine! Backing the small block Ford engine is an easy shifting automatic transmission. This particular 1979 Ford Thunderbird for sale has been taken care of, rebuilt and maintained throughout. It's been so well restored, the body was even taken off of the frame, where a full freshen up and body swap occurred. Simply put, no rust issues here. The exterior is a classy shade of Blue. With a hood that extends for what seems like miles and a body that's accented with chrome and stainless trim, this boat drives like a real land yacht. Put on your captains hat and take the wheel. The interior is original styled, with Blue cloth benches both up front and back. Once you sit in this 79' T-Bird for sale, it's going to be very hard to get out. Yes, the seating is just that comfy! Options on this 1979 Ford Thunderbird for sale, include: A/C, AM/FM radio, cruise control, hub caps, power brakes, power steering, power locks, power driver seat, power windows, seat belts, cloth interior, and aluminum/alloy wheels wrapped in Whitewall radial tires. Now's your chance to own quite possibly the most comfortable and cool ride in town! To view the car in greater detail, including 100+ HD photos and HD video, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information please call the Atlanta showroom at 678-894-4833 or e-mail us at Atlanta@GatewayClassicCars.com

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