For sale at auction: Lot #617 - This Thunderbird features a manual 3-speed with overdrive and a 292 V8 engine. It has been in a temperature controlled building for the last 45 years. Only 23,130 original miles. It is Raven Black and was manufactured May 11, built in Deerborn, MI and shipped to Chicago for sale. This Ford Thunderbird has been safeguarded for the last 57 years. Tires on it are same nylon special ordered tires in 1975. The car was repainted May 11, 1981 to original black. Only 500 miles have been put on car in last 30 years.