Ford Thunderbird Landau 1970 - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

Lots of American muscle for the money with a 429 in the nose

Ford Thunderbird Landau 1970 - today's tempter
This big Thunderbird claims to b a two-owner car.

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When you talk of Thunderbird. most of us conjure up an image of a two-door Ford and, for most of the history of the nameplate, that was true.

However Ford decided to branch out with the fifth-generation series (1967-71) with a four-door, featuring suicide units on the rear.

There were two distinct styling efforts for this series and the 1970 version you see here is the second, with its prominent 'beak' in the centre of the snout.

This was an upmarket car for the brand, with the Mustang slotted in as the compact (and cheaper) coupe in the range.

The owner of this car says it's wearing its original paint and interior and has just under 20,000 miles (32,000km) on the odometer.

Probably the highlight is the 429ci (7.0lt) V8 with three-speed Cruise-o-matic transmission. There's a lot of potential for warming up that engine, though it's claimed to have a pretty healthy 360hp (268kW) standard.

Creature comforts include air-conditioning and power steering.

Located in Vic, it's priced at $19,950.



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