has anyone seen this 1978 thunderbird on e bay has 2 days left with 2,025 current bid 1 owner clean under 100k original miles and runs. item number 170860341070 How much is it worth? user id lwg2011

Asked by Jun 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM about the 1978 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Shopping & Pricing


item number 170860341070 user id lwg2011 trying to decide how much to pay and if its a good buy... please help. Beautiful Must See Collectors 1978 ford thunderbird 2 door Hardtop

Garage kept scince the day its been purchased.  

Original Mileage 98,260!!

This car is very Clean!                                                                                                            

Owner resided in Michigan scince 1978 & has Never driven this Bird in the winter!

Lipstick Red

Select Shift cruise-o-matic

Power front disc brakes

Power steering

Duraspark ignition system

Opera Windows

Electric Clock

Dual Note Horn

Directaire Ventilation system

White Vinyl Roof

5.0 L 302 CID 2V Engine

All Vinyl Seat Trim

GR7 x 15 Radial Tires

Tilt steering wheel

Fingertip speed control

Deluxe bumper group

Electric rear window defroster

Air Conditioner/ selectaire

AM/FM Stereo Radio

Exterior Décor Group

Interior Décor Group

Tinted glass  Complete

Front licensce plate bracket

Power Slide Windows

Power Lock Group

Wide C/K insert bodyside moldings

15 MPG, 22 Highway

17 Combined

Thunderbird 8 Cyl 302 2V Engine Catalyst,  AutomaticTrans

Purchased at Avis Ford in Southfield Michigan  dealer no. 48B 028 Chicago Assembly

ALL PICTURES taken while car was running!

Also Has original Ownercard Warranty Identification Card


*************One original owner************
Car Credentials Folio

Issued to original owner

Comes with all booklets shown including,

1972 Motorcraft Ford

1978 owners guide 75th anniversary edition

1967 Shop tips from ford vol 5, no 5

Vehicle Runs Great Purrs like a kitten

Lots of extras on this beauty!

Rear Coil springs & Torque Converter & Transmission Rebuilt

Very Nice upgraded trim package Too!

Please ask any questions prior to bidding, We will be happy to respond :)

Good Luck & Happy Bidding!


BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR>>  Shipping Cost and IS NOT included in sale.

Sold AS IS There is no warranty available with this car, this is a private seller with his dream car up for auction.  

Deposit required within 48 hours of auction end. If you cannot make it for physical inspection within this time please let us know prior to bidding, as we may be able to accomadate you within reason.

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222,395

$4000-$5500.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

is this a saught after model?

4,735

78 is not a great collector car BUT, this one doesn't look like you will have to put any real money into it. That is a major point. I would guess the reserve is around $4000 and I would guess it is worth that in the condition it is in. With the exception of the 2 seater Birds, the rest just never had a big following and after 1966 they drop off accordingly. Good luck if you get it.

20,925

78 was a milestone year- very nice car but the 302 is the smallest engine- the 351W would be the way to go- I would be suspicious of rust in Michigan- buy an Az or Cal car with the 351 and the color you like- they made 350,000 of them- then keep it the rest of your life!

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