Big Block Brawler: 1974 Ford Thunderbird

Nobody is going to compare a ’74 Thunderbird to a ’74 Corvette…not in the same way that you could compare a ’57 T-bird to a ’57 Vette. But that didn’t upset the product planners at Ford because Ford sold almost two Thunderbirds for every Vette AND the T-bird cost more. That was because driving a racecar on the street is not that much fun (not that a ’74 Corvette would do well on a track) but cruising around with 5 of your friends in total comfort is rollicking fun. Find this 1974 Ford Thunderbird bidding for $5,200 with 1 day to go, located in Lodi, CA.

You’ve got a ’74 Thunderbird in Lodi and the best you can do is get a Doobie Brothers 8-Track? Hello — ever heard of John Fogerty and bad called Creedence Clearwater Revival? They pretty much put Lodi on the map if you ask me. Anyway.

From the seller:

NO RESERVE!

1974 Ford Thunderbird
Original California Rust free car built in Los Angeles, CA and sold new at Lyons-Ryan Ford in San Rafael, CA with only 2 owners over the last 46 years.

Loaded with equipment: see attached Marti Report

I purchased the car from the family of the second owner, who had purchased it in 1984, and drove it as an occassional car till 1994 when he put it away in his garage where he continued to maintain it by starting it regularly and keeping the fuel tank full with fresh gas and fuel stabilizer.

The car starts, runs and drives excellent!

Item specifics

Condition:Used
Seller Notes:Completely original 1974 Thunderbird, Not perfect but very nice!
Year:1974VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):4J87A108251
Mileage:30182Engine:460
Transmission:AutomaticModel:Thunderbird
Disability Equipped:NoInterior Color:Green
Fuel Type:GasolineFor Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color:Green StarfireMake:Ford
Vehicle Title:ClearDrive Type:RWD
Body Type:CoupeOptions:AM/FM 8 Track, Tilt wheel, power seat, power windows, power antenna, power locks, air conditioning
Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warrantyNumber of Cylinders:8

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