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So who's had their car the longest??

Just thought the other day, I wonder who on here has owned their T-bird the longest?

Anyone owned one from new???

I've had mine 6yrs....

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Wheres the original owner of an 89, assuming this only applies to mn-12's

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

My T-bird is like George Jetson's wife, you try to give her a little money, she takes the whole wallet.
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TM has had his bird since it was born 5 years with my 96 .

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My 91 Cougar was bought new by my Mother, so it has been in the family since new. It was given to me as my first car when I was 16, so that's over 12 years I've had it now.

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TM has had his bird since it was born 5 years with my 96 .
Yup.

Bought it brand new in Sept. '94. So, I've owned it 16 years and 8 months.

It had 56 miles on it when I took delivery because it was driven down from another dealership to the one I purchased it from.

I've put a quarter million miles on it since then.
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My 91 Cougar was bought new by my Mother, so it has been in the family since new. It was given to me as my first car when I was 16, so that's over 12 years I've had it now.
Got me beat. Similar story with the 93 Cougar in our family as well.

Always been a good car, now going through its resto-phase of life.
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bought my 95 brand new with only 4 miles on the clock.

was being taken off the car carrier as I was buying it.
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bought my 95 brand new with only 4 miles on the clock.

was being taken off the car carrier as I was buying it.
And it looks the same as it did that day right... well with the exception of alsmost everthing being modified...

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

My T-bird is like George Jetson's wife, you try to give her a little money, she takes the whole wallet.
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And it looks the same as it did that day right... well with the exception of alsmost everthing being modified...
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Yup.

Bought it brand new in Sept. '94. So, I've owned it 16 years and 8 months.

It had 56 miles on it when I took delivery because it was driven down from another dealership to the one I purchased it from.

I've put a quarter million miles on it since then.
That's pretty impressive. Mine had 46k miles when I got it, its up to about 115k now and I thought that was pretty good going!

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I bought my 95 in 2000. So 11 years. Recently wrecked but it still sits in my garage. Bought my 96 in december of 2010

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I actually ended up driving the Thunderbird I now own to my senior prom back in 1996 as it belonged to my grandparents. Upon their passing I got it from my mother.

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I guess I'm a fairly new owner. June 6, 1998. It was six and had 60,000 when I got it. Now it has 94,000 and a new engine installed in January 2001. 22K on the new engine.
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My dad bought my 95 new with 15 miles on it. I got it from him in 05 with 120,000 on it, its had a few mods and 2 motors since then but it's still in the family. I want my kids to have this one day.

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That's pretty impressive. Mine had 46k miles when I got it, its up to about 115k now and I thought that was pretty good going!
That is good Andy.

Well, my car body has about a quarter million miles on it; the suspension, engine, transmission, exhaust, fuel pump and just about every other moving component were replaced at around 205,000 miles.

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Hmm, I inherited mine from my grandpa on September 26, 2010. So I've had my bird for like 7 months and a half?

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I bought my 94 LX in January 1998 with 49,795 miles on the odometer. Still have the original paperwork. The car was originally purchased in August 94 at the same dealership I bought it at in 98 so I have all the service records. The original owner traded it in on a 97.

So it's been my daily driver for a little over 13 years. I've put about ~190k miles on it myself. I plan on driving it at least another 13 years so SCTbird1994 is rebuilding the motor and is almost done. But these next 13 years I wont be putting that many miles on it

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07/05/02, so almost 9 years, I was 18 years old at the time.

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My parents bought my bird brand new with 6 miles on it. I bought it from them almost 2 years ago with 148K on it. It now has almost 161k

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I have owned a Tbird continuously for 31 years. 1980 5.0 Tbird though 1998 like this, only gold over dark brown



Then I picked up my 1995 4.6 which I still own.

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I've only actually owned 4 cars since I was 17. One of them was a 95' GT for a while but then the other three were T-Birds

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the car with a manual drivers seat?
Yup! Plastic steering wheel and shifter too. But not anymore!

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I've owned my 95 for 16 years of daily driving now. Thanks to a decade of reliable odometers, actual mileage is subject to interpretation.

Before that I had a 83 and 89 mustang.

Overall, the 01 Roush, 03 F150, 95 bird and 94 bird make it a total of 9 fords we've owned in last 30+ yrs.

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bought my 95 brand new with only 4 miles on the clock.

was being taken off the car carrier as I was buying it.
Buying a new Tbird at 15/16 is pretty sweet.

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bought mine in sept. 2002 with 72k miles on it. now has 152k miles.
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I have owned a Tbird continuously for 31 years. 1980 5.0 Tbird though 1998 like this, only gold over dark brown

http://www.jumpingfrog.com/images/ad...d/80tbd004.jpg

Then I picked up my 1995 4.6 which I still own.
Those sure where ugly and strange cars....they had some neat options though....one being somewhat of a predecessor to the "homelink" garage door/gate opener....it had a button on the visor, and there was a receiver that you would wire into your garage door opener ... definately ahead of it's time on that note.

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