Stock # EV557
Mileage: 45,500
Automatic 3-Speed

1973 Ford Thunderbird
45,500 Miles
Single Family Ownership
Yellow Exterior / White Leather
VIN: 3J87A212813
3: 1973
J: Los Angeles, CA Assembly Plant
87: Thunderbird 2-door Hardtop
A: 460cid 4V V-8
212813: Serial Number
Body: 65K – 2 Door Hardtop
Paint: 6D – Yellow
Trim: K9 – White Leather, Tobacco Accents
Transmission: U – SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic 3spd
District Sales Office: 54 – Omaha, Nebraska
Axle: 2 – 2.75:1
Evolve Motors & Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1973 Ford Thunderbird
We purchased this '73 T-Bird from Nebraska, where the car had remained since being sold new at Diers Ford of Fremont, Nebraska. We bought the car from the nephew of the original owner, who had passed away last year. The seller's aunt had always taken care of her T-Bird, keeping it garaged and really only using it for in-town errands. As a result, the car is well-preserved and free of corrosion; this '73 T-Bird is a nice, low-mileage, and eye-catching driver
Yellow is the original color, though the car has been repainted. Ford really should have taken a page out of Cadillac's book and come up with a more creative name for the color, because “yellow” doesn't quite do it justice. Paint shows nicely and has just a few minor blemishes. There is a 1” scratch on the driver front fender (see photo), in addition to some very slight chipping along the creases of the side trim, primarily on the driver door. The body is in excellent shape; there are no dents or dings. Chrome is in great shape throughout, and shines with a mirror-like finish. All glass and lights are clear and crack-free, though the passenger front turn signal's chrome cover is broken. Wheels are in great shape, and white hubs contrast really well with the yellow paint and white vinyl top. Top is in nice shape, though the bottom corners do show some aging by way of minor cracking
White leather interior is in very nice shape and is an extremely comfortable place to be. Driver seat shows some age by way of light cracks (nothing through); passenger seat shows less wear but is missing one button on the seat bottom. Tobacco carpeting is in nice shape, as it has always been covered by floor mats, which we have since removed as they're deteriorating. Dash is in excellent shape. Powered systems are all functional: Powered driver's seat, windows, AM/FM radio, defrost, heat, fan, cruise control, wipers, all gauges, lights, and signals. Headliner is nice and tight. Backseat is in phenomenal shape
Under the Hood / Underbody
This car retains its original 460cid 4V V-8 and 3spd Cruise-O-Matic transmission, with only 45,500 miles on the drivetrain! It runs and drives beautifully. The car starts right up without fail, tracks and brakes straight, shifts well, and smoothly accelerates with no stuttering or hesitation. Suspension is extremely supple; it eats up potholes like they aren't even there. There are no noises or tendencies of concern. With just 45k miles, this car has a long, long life ahead of it. The underbody is in great shape, with no through rust or damage. The differential is stained black, so it seems as though there is an extremely slow leak there. Frame rails and floor boards are in excellent shape
Overall, this is a nice example of one of our favorite generations of T-Bird. Its low mileage, known ownership history from new, and unusual color scheme make it a real winner in our book. Please reach out to Jake at 773-267-2684 with any questions, requests, or to discuss purchasing