1997 Ford Thunderbird Muscle Car– While it’s easy to fall in love with a classic vehicle style, there are certain aspects of classic vehicle ownership that aren’t for everyone, such as constant maintenance, the pursuit of scarce parts, and the lack of modern features.
The EasyRods conversion uses fiberglass components that are mostly bolted, glued, and screwed to the T-Bird, with cutting and welding only required to trim the front frame horn. A custom hood, two front fenders, grille shrouds, rear quarter panel overlay, trunk lid, hood hinges, and more are all included as part of the EasyRods kit.
All the mechanical aspects of the vehicle remain intact while making the conversion, but all the work has been done with this example. The ad claims that there is a 4.9 liter V8 engine under the hood of this Thunderbird, although Ford started using a 4.6 liter V8 in the Thunderbird after 1994. However, the engine is paired with an automatic transmission to drive the rear wheels, but sadly, the advert not mention the mileage on the drivetrain.
While the vehicle’s exterior is retro-inspired, the cabin is essentially unchanged, reminding potential buyers that this convertible is more of a ’90s Ford than a ’50s Ford. The slightly drab fabric interior contrasts sharply with the “Toreador Red” exterior paint color, and if I were to take ownership of this Thunderbird, that would be the first thing I would fix.