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First post here but I have a 79 t-bird that was my sister's, actually still titled in her name and she was 1st owner. About 65,000 miles on it. Some rust but otherwise in pretty good shape. I was thinking about just fixing it up for my teenage daughters but didn't know if it was worth more than a couple thousand dollars, if that? Just wondering if it is worth preserving or just run it? To me it seems like a good starter car for them, big, safe.

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Has it been running and driven regularly? If so it’s probably fine but I would replace all the hoses, belts, fuel lines and all fluids including oil, tranny fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid and coolant.

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It has been sitting since the early 2000's I plan on puling the motor, replacing seals and gaskets in it and the tranny. New rubber brake lines and probably replace calipers. Other than that it is in excellent shape.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Thunderbird. I don't think that or those eras would be desirable at all. Were everything a T-Bird shouldn't be, except maybe the last generation. A big car by then, probably expensive to run and maintain. No longer in sports mode, Corvettes were pretty lame through those times too.

 

But if it's free and with a minimum of money spent would be a great hand me down for daughter. It would be a big, heavy safe car anyways I would speculate also. Kids, seem to wreck cars pretty well unless they buy them on their own.

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Not really a good selection for a teen drivers daily ride....sell it to someone that can properly care for a car of that vintage and buy her a more modern vehicle...ten year old Accord, Altima, Fusion, Malibu, or Camry would be a better choice....

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