Flight Of The Phoenix - Sort Of...

I\’d like to take a chance here, but I\’d appreciate it if someone would get back to me and let me know if there isn\’t any interest. My story is very long, spans over sixteen years and four nearly identical cars… Two of which were just purchased recently.

It all started with a Revel model car in 1989 and a BMX bike ride to a local Ford dealer… The Ford Thunderbird SC…My first \”real\” car that I bought for myself was a used, 1993 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe… While I am sure there are those at Ford who would like to erase this part of history, the SC actually played quite the role for Ford and other car makers.

The title of this suggests something rather cheesy considering the name of the vehicle involved, the mythical bird that rose from the ashes and all that, but lend me your time and trust me this isn\’t a story about someone who simply likes his car… It\’s more about someone who refused to give up and everyone who helped that included not only friends and enthusiasts, but offers from Ford dealers, mechanics and corporate engineers…

The story spans the life of four Thunderbird SCs, two that are gone and two that I\’ve just purchased in the last two months to continue what I set out to do long ago. The story begins in the 90s with a teenager and extends to a successful business owner of a technology firm. My daily driver is a 2011 Jaguar XKR 75th Anniversary edition, my toys are a 550hp 2003 Mustang Cobra that temporarily took the place of the disaster plagued Tbirds and my 2009 GT500, but while I could have my pick at Barrett Jackson or Mecum, I just want my first and favorite car back…My way.

The cars have been through everything from accidents, neglect, vandalism and even a tornado. Trust me when I say that this is quite a story and worthy of your attention…

These are tid-bits to a story that includes amazing tributes to Ford as a company, dealerships and sales people that have gone the extra mile and random people only brought together by the shared interest in the make of a car… Stories you all would love to hear and pictures I\’d be willing to share…

The story goes well beyond cars… It is strange to say that my life changed with the mere purchase of a car, but that is exactly what happened and I\’d like to share it.

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