I just bought a '92 Thunderbird SC. Let me say first off that these are sweet rides.
I got it for $1000, which isn't bad... I have 3 patches on the frame and floor boards to weld, which my brother will help with since he has all the welding equipment.
I have a patch of body work on the right rear fender that is puttied... I'm not sure if the car was wrecked or not, but being that there's not a spot of rust on the rest of the body it makes me wonder. Frame's straight though, but ground effects caused these 2 rust spots in it so there is work to do underneath and I'll pay to have the body patch fixed with a welded patch.
It has a moon roof that's in immaculate shape, power everything inside, and it's really clean in the paint job. I'm not fond of the color and a factory design in it that I'll eventually have all painted over.
It has aluminum wheels that were made for T-Birds secifically, which look nice.
It has high mileage so I'll be rebuilding the engine over time...
Honestly the car just simply rocks and looks wonderful though, so I'm quite happy. The only thing that worries me, and the only known problems with them is the Supercharger on the engine. Improper maintenance = one hell of an expensive part to fix. I've never owned a car with a SC or turbo or any other speed enhancer like that, so I'll be getting used to that.
One other thing, it's a 5-speed, so essentially I'm learning to drive all over since I haven't driven a stick in quite some time, and I've never driven standards over extensive periods of time. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but being where I live and my commute(s), I will definately need to get used to it.
Not bad for $1000 though if I do say so... On top of that, the problem my old car had (An old beater K-car) has likely been solved so I'll have a 2nd car to do some of my driving in, and let me take better care of my T-Bird.