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02-13-2005, 12:49 PM
1988 Bird. Picture does more justice to it. 108,000 miles--one owner. Hope to keep it for some time to come. Never has stranded us. The fuel pump quit in our driveway after a local trip in nasty weather. In 2002 went around Lake Superior with it--a 2000 mile trip.

John R

02-13-2005, 02:13 PM
Looks to be in great shape. Not a big fan of the wire wheel/white wall look, but I guess it's original.

02-13-2005, 02:23 PM
Sure is a clean lookin' car

02-14-2005, 09:25 PM
Thanks for the comments. We settled on the wire wheels. I didnt like the plastic covers that were original. I suppose we could do better, but the current are OK.

02-14-2005, 10:00 PM
Actually, those wire covers should be original. The plastic covers were more likely aftermarket.
Also, weren't mud flaps a standard thing on these cars? The previous owner may have taken them off.

Very nice machine with nice options. I see that it has cornering lamps, illuminated entry, and is that an auto lamp "eye" on the rear-view mirror?

02-15-2005, 02:56 AM
Also, weren't mud flaps a standard thing on these cars? The previous owner may have taken them off.

Pretty sure they weren't. I rarely ever see one with mudflaps

Looks good, although I'm so very not fond of brown. Must make it look less dirty though ;)

02-15-2005, 04:28 AM
looks just like mine when I first got it....except yours is a lot better looking :giggle:

02-16-2005, 12:06 AM
Oh, I like that 5.0---that's what I have in the other Ford car (not a T-Bird). Looks like it just is minus the pin stripes. Ya- brown, not the best, not the worst. I sure see lots of whites out there. There is a T Bird on Auto trader and the guy labelled it purple. I am sure it is this color. I showed it to the wife and she said---that isnt purple, that's the brown color. I almost didnt get it--I thought it was a repaint at first glance.
Yes, this has auto lamp and dimmer option. The auto lamp sensor is on the dash---I am spoiled by that as I rarely use the headlamp switch in either car. The only option I would like--never had as yet--a moonroof. So far, no dreaded head gasket failure as I see so much talk of--for the 3.8. Maybe it was limited to a particular assembly plant location?

02-16-2005, 12:50 AM
there was a purple brown color. I think that it is a take on the bmw's purple color. Its called midnight wine.