History of the 2002-2005 Ford ThunderbirdFords 2002 Thunderbird exemplifies the neo-retro design trend that took hold of the automotive landscape in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Along with the Volkswagen New Beetle of 1997 and the 2000 Chrysler PT Cruiser and others the new Thunderbird modernized earlier styling concepts to create futuristic interpretation of a popular past design.The 2002 Ford Thunderbird revisited the first generation 1955 to 1957 Thunderbird right down to bright 1950s colors and two-seat configuration. The chassis and engine were shared with the Lincoln LS and Jaguar S-Type. The AJ-30 3.9-liter V-8 engine cranked out 250 horsepower and 0-60 came up in seven seconds through a 5-speed automatic transmission. Like the earlier model the Thunderbird was promoted as a personal luxury car not a sports car. Prices ranged from $35495 for the base car to $39795 with a porthole hard top. A limited run of 200 Neiman Marcus models were sold through the retailers famous Christmas catalog in two hours. Visit The Vault online at thevaultms.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 601-665-4027 today to schedule your visit.