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1979 Ford Thunderbird


1979 Ford Thunderbird 2 Dr. Hrd top

“The Orphan”

Photo of: 1979 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1979 Ford Thunderbird

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About “Melva”

This is my 1979 Thunderbird T-roof. I have had it for several years. I bought it at an auction years ago for a $100.00 bid, plus a $35.00 buyer fee. It has gotten about 35K miles on it since I bought it. The only repairs I've had to do are new brakes, tires, exhaust, and a new rear main seal in the engine. Plans for this Spring include a new vinyl top and new carpet.

This is a fairly rare car. The T-roofs were not actually produced by the Ford company, they were outsourced to another company called "Cars & Concepts." This option was available from 1977 to 1979.

Engine is a 351M, fitted to a C6 automatic trans.

The name "Melva" came from my friends and family teasing me about her being an "old lady" car, so I picked the first "old lady" name that came to mind..... Melva it was, and is still.

This is a love it or hate it car. I've seen opinions range from "WOW! That is one cool car!" to "Freak! Get that thing off the road." I happen to love it, and I can't imagine ever parting with it.

About “The Orphan”

1979 2 Dr Hrd top. Deluxe trim, Purchased from ex-employee. Repalced the vynal top. Go to my website @ Http:// for more information


Specs for “Melva”

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Specs for “The Orphan”

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Factory Options for “Melva”

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Factory Options for “The Orphan”

Deluxe Trim, Manual Air, AM/FM Multiplex stereo, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Split Bench seat, Quartz Clock, Delay wipers


Mods for “Melva”

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Mods for “The Orphan”

Only modification is AM/FM CD player added.


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