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2002 Ford Thunderbird With Just 54 Miles Up For Auction

The last-generation Ford Thunderbird bowed out of the Blue Oval lineup quite a few years ago, but it remains a pretty common sight at online collector car auctions, regardless. This is especially true of unique and rare variants, such as the limited James Bond 007 Edition – of which just 700 were produced – and we even saw the 2002 Supercharged T-Bird concept surface for sale back in February. This 2002 Ford Thunderbird now up for grabs at Bring a Trailer is just a regular, run-of-the-mill T-Bird, but it also has a mere 54 miles showing on the odometer, which makes it rather special as well.

2002 Ford Thunderbird With 54 Miles - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

The seller’s grandfather bought this Ford Thunderbird new in Connecticut, but he clearly didn’t drive it much – if at all – since then. As such, this T-Bird is in basically brand new condition with one mere paint imperfection showing on its Inspiration Yellow finish, though otherwise, it’s essentially perfect.

2002 Ford Thunderbird With 54 Miles - Interior 001

The same goes for the contrasting yellow and black interior, which is in like-new condition and full of amenities that include a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, leather seats, brushed aluminum trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, and an AM/FM stereo with an in-dash CD changer.

2002 Ford Thunderbird With 54 Miles - Engine Bay 001

Power – as is the case with every Ford Thunderbird from this generation – comes from the naturally-aspirated Ford 3.9L V8, which was originally rated to generate 252 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. That V8 is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels, and underneath, the T-Bird features a four-wheel independent suspension and ventilated disc brakes. Overall, this is easily one of the nicest last-generation Ford Thunderbird models we’ve seen pop up for sale in a long time, and that should be enough the convince more than a few folks to place a bid on it, we imagine.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Charles & Nancy Mozingo

    45 MILES on the clock, that’s great. I purchased a 2002 Ford T Bird, from a local dealer. I kept it for 7 years, the milage was 7594. The car was kept garaged & had never been in the rain. Changed the Oil & filter every year, & took it to the dealer for a once over about every year. It Was torch RED, Black interior with a White hard top with Port Window. Black Soft convertible top, PLUS I HAD WHITE WALL TIRES PLACED ON THE CAR. Talking about missing my BIRD., My wife & I do., ( she works at a Local Auto Auction) so we see these T-birds every now and then.

  2. RICKY

    Bring it back. What a great car.

  3. Rogerdalehollenbeck

    Own 04 Colorado Red full accent interior daily Driver


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