So I am not sure if this is a sign that I am the ultimate cheapskate or if it’s a sign that I can set aside my petty opinions an see a cool car hiding in front of me, sometimes but I am kind of into this 1982 Ford Thunderbird that out man Rocco found for sale recently. I mean, look. I hate the these cars.
Like really, really hate them. I dislike the styling, the color palate, the half roof, and likely whatever it smells like inside. This said, if the ad is even 45% accurate and this car is as advertised with a warmed up little 302, a fresh transmission, 3.73 gears, Yukon axles, and more, it’s worth well beyond the asking price of $3,900.
Part of owning a hot rod is having something that kind of lines up with your personal style and look. This is where I am struggling because most of the time I would want to be driving with a bee keep mask on or a paper bag over my head. If it can beat some people at the drag strip that problem takes care of itself. If I take some dough and add nitrous, better yet.
I’m interested your take. No one is going to look at this thing and tell the class that it is beautiful but does the seemingly fun mechanical goodness of it outweigh the Quasimodo looks?!