2002 Ford Thunderbird

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 2002
Mileage 30675
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Ford
Model Thunderbird

Thunderbird 2002

Title Status --
Exterior Color Pewter
Interior Color Black


This is your chance to get your hands on a true star. The 2002 Ford Thunderbird Foose Speedbird was a featured TV build by one of the most celebrated designers of our time, and it was done specifically to be a feature car for the 2002 SEMA Show. And this isn't just some display model. You actually can easily add to the odometer on this low-mileage V8-powered 1 of 1 creation.

Many of us would just at the chance just to have Chip Foose sign our car, but this one has his hands all over it. Ford gave Foose a new Thunderbird specifically to create something special for the 2002 SEMA Show. The first thing you notice is how sleek everything is. He molded new front and rear fascias, and then deleted the trim and door handles. The grille became a custom piece and a rear one was created to match. Of course, the rear signature of this build is the elimination of the roof structure for a low-cut roadster. The new custom windshield almost seamlessly wraps around into the door before tapering off, and that gives this the look of a classic racecar. So do the custom roll hoops. Foose is a master of details, and you appreciate that everywhere from the integrated VW headlights to the Ford script on the rear. And of course, this sits on a bright set of 20-inch Foose wheels. Just in case you need documentation, the car is featured on the Foose website. You can also see the build taking place in the premiere episode of the Discovery Channel's TV series Rides. It's quite a special machine, and so it has been kept in presentation-worthy condition, right down to the luster of the champagne gold metallic paint - a Foose favorite.

The interior is what really ties the desire of this car together. It gives you custom pieces where you want it, and there are also all the right factory Thunderbird components to keep this a comfortable cruiser. The Foose touch is seen on the upgraded leather racing seats, and the orange inserts are even repeated on the steering wheel's T-bird insignia. There are also little details, like the dash-mounted rear-view mirror and integrated fog light switch. And because this is a SEMA car, you also have an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with USB and Bluetooth. Foose even signed his design on the driver's door jamb. While all that's good to show off, it's also still a useful Thunderbird that includes power locks, a tilt/telescoping steering column, dual airbags, and provisions for dual-zone climate control (the A/C will need servicing.) So it's quite easy to drive this show car directly to any car show.

What also makes this such an appealing drive is what's in the engine bay. This is the numbers-matching DOHC 3.9-liter V8. This fuel-injected powerhouse has the unaltered appearance of just a well-kept stock car. So you have a consistent heart that knows how to deliver proper power in all conditions. In fact, one of the largest modifications you'll find is the Baer four-wheel disc brake package, which is always a welcomed addition. Add in power steering, ABS, and a five-speed automatic transmission, and you might just find it irresistible to add to the low actual miles odometer.

This is a well-documented car that Chip Foose even kept in his own collection for over 15 years. So if you want a unique creation by a true master, you know this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Call today!!!


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