1621 Gunter Ave Guntersville , AL 35976 256-486-3755

2002

Ford

Thunderbird

Deluxe

Automatic

1FAHP60A12Y129241

CDLL201835

3.9L V8 DOHC 32V

Select

Light Green

2WD

Convertible

AL


CARFAX Snapshot
Estimated By E.P.A.
City
17
Hwy
23
Actual Mileage May Vary

Vehicle Options


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • CD Changer
  • Driver Airbag
  • Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
  • Front Air Dam
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag with Head Protection
  • Interval Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
  • Power Windows
  • Removable Top
  • Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
  • Subwoofer
  • Telescopic Steering Column
  • Trunk Anti-Trap Device

Vehicle Description


Ford Thunderbird (eleventh generation)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The eleventh generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a personal luxury car that was produced by Ford for the 2002 to 2005 model years. It was based on the Ford DEW platform. Although it was initially well received by the automotive press, garnering accolades such as the Motor Trend Car of the Year and a nomination for the North American Car of the Year in its first year of existence, many publications regarded the Thunderbird's revival rather more frostily after a few years; it garnered a place on Car and Driver magazine's 2009 list of "The 10 Most Embarrassing Award Winners in Automotive History".

Retro Styling
When the eleventh-generation Thunderbird was released, it followed the then-recent trend for nostalgic recreations of old-fashioned (or "retro") styling (see Volkswagen New Beetle, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler, MINI), using design cues from the original Thunderbird. Available only as a convertible with a soft top and an optional removable hardtop, according to automotive writer Jerry Flint, the new Thunderbird "turned heads wherever it went."

Sales
Official production of the 2002 Thunderbird began June 5, 2001. Ford expected sales of 25,000 units per year, but despite strong sales during its initial launch which had dealers charging well over the manufacturer's suggested retail price, this goal could not be met after the introductory year. The 2002 Thunderbird sold 31,368 units and sales declined each subsequent year until its cancellation.

Forbes magazine writer Jerry Flint attributed significant blame of the latest generation Thunderbird's demise to a lack of proper sales and marketing, writing: "Ford dealers have been successful selling $35,000-45,000 trucks, but have little experience selling automobiles in the near-luxury price range. If there was a marketing effort by Ford Motor, I wasn't aware of it. Naturally, sales didn't meet expectations."

Color

Ford Thunderbird convertible
Though the retro body styling never changed, exterior and interior color packaging was changed year to year. For 2002, the car was available in bright red ("torch red"), bright yellow ("inspiration yellow"), and turquoise ("Thunderbird blue"), all reminiscent of 1950s colors. Furthermore, "retro" two-tone interiors (black and the color matching the exterior), were paired with these exterior colors.

"Whisper white" and "evening black" exteriors were also available in 2002, with matching solid-color interiors or the two-tone red interior. The black and red proved to be the models for the remaining years. Beginning with 2003, the two-tone "retro" interiors were no longer available, with the exception of red and a limited white — in favor of all-black (or other one-color) interiors. Gone were the bright yellow and turquoise exteriors, replaced with more subdued colors: "mountain shadow grey", "desert sky blue", and coral. Exterior and interior colors added for both the 2004 and 2005 model years remained subdued and white was replaced by platinum silver.)

Post 2002 sales
Ford's tinkering with the exterior/interior packages did not yield a sales boost. Just 11,998 were sold in 2004. The Ford Motor Company announced in March 2005 that the Thunderbird would again be discontinued in July of that year, with 9,548 sold for 2005. Unlike previous T-birds, a second row of seats was not added which might have widened its appeal, though Lincoln had the LS rather than an upscale Mark based on a Thunderbird platform. The last Ford Thunderbird rolled off the assembly line on July 1, 2005.

The Thunderbird used an odometer system, shared with the Lincoln LS, which used a six-digit display including the 1/10 mile indicator. After 99,999.9 miles, the 1/10 mile indicator disappears and the number reads simply in whole numbers.


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2002

Ford

Thunderbird

Deluxe

Automatic

1FAHP60A12Y129241

CDLL201835

3.9L V8 DOHC 32V

Select

Light Green

2WD

Convertible

AL

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe

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