1k: Big Bird: 1971 Ford Thunderbird Sportback V8

The 5th generation Ford Thunderbird was introduced in 1967 as the second major revision to the original Thunderbird.  What was once a lithe sports car that competed with the Corvette was now an enormous personal luxury car that competed with first class rail transport.  Find this 1971 Ford Thunderbird Sportback 429 offered for $1,500 in LA area, CA via craigslist.

The 5th generation Thunderbird deviated from previous
generations by changing from uni-body to body-on-frame construction.  This might be considered a step backwards, but the weight (4350 lbs) brings with it a considerable amount of stability and

Power in this Thunderbird comes from the what the seller describes as a 429/460 V8.  Not sure if that means it is equipped with engine code N – the 429
ThunderJet engine, a big block beast that was originally added to passenger cars
for NASCAR homologation purposes.  Which ever engine, expect a minimum of 7.0 liters and power when fitted with a 4-barrel carburetor is in the range of 360 horsepower and 480 ft-lbs of stump pulling torque.

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