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.The New  Ford Thunderbird
Limited Editions:
2004 Ford t-bird
Neiman Marcus 2002 Ford T-bird
James Bond 2003 Ford Thunderbird
Pacific Coast Roadster 2004
2005 50th anniversary Limited Edition

2004 Owners Photos
2004 Colors

 

2004 Ford Thunderbird
Pacific Coast Roadster
This is the new dealer's flyer with info on the Pacific Coast Roadster.
And now for some real pictures:
click on photos for larger views.
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Monterey Mist Green paint (DV)  - 
this is a very silvery green metallic paint
Body code P63    Order code 210A      MSRP $43,995 
. Ash metallic hard top (RQ). 
[wonder how close that is to the Platinum silver?)
Not shown: Light Ash convertible top
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Monterey Mist aka Light Tundra is a metallic color so will vary in color depending on light - looks like it will vary from a light grey green to a dark grey green.  It's very silvery - the green appears to "hide" in the color.
. pink cast is from reflection from a red car next to this one
Light/dark ash two-tone interior . Dark ash metallic center stack, shifter bezel and appliqués (with unique "dot" pattern) . Cream-colored instrument cluster gauges (like the sand interior models)
Ash two-tone leather-trimmed seats with "preferred" suede inserts- (DP) - *Care* . Map pockets on back of seats.
Shelf is Ash
. Dark Ash soft boot
still wrapped in it's shipping plastic.
The plastic covers in this special edition are a lighter color than the plastic used in the 03/04 engine compartment 17 16-spoke micro-machined wheels with Monterey Mist Green painted rings around the center caps.  Limited edition numbered 
ID badge mounted inside the glove compartment.
Limited to 1000 units worldwide.
The T-bird pictured above was at Don Davis Ford in Arlington, TX - Feb 17, 2004.

More photos of another Pacific Coast Roadster can be found on this owners site:  2004 PCR - site no longer exists
It includes photos with the soft top up.  Enjoy.
Owners photos may be found on this page:  04 Owners

*CARE* of your "preferred suede" seats:
FORD WSS-M1H770-A Document Information:
Title
FABRIC, PREFERRED SUEDE, NON-WOVEN ***TO BE USED WITH FORD WSS-M99P1111-A***
Ford Motor Company
Publication Date:
Feb 19, 2003
Scope:
1. SCOPE The material defined by this specification is a needle punched fabric made from polyester fiber impregnated with micro-porous polyurethane that could be plain, perforated, or embossed. 

Quote:
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND APPLYING A FABRIC PROTECTANT TO PREFERRED SUEDE AS IT IS AN INHERENT CHARACTERISTIC.

AS FOR CLEANING, PREFERRED SUEDE IS A
100% MANMADE MICROFIBER PRODUCT SO NATURAL SUEDE PRODUCTS SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO TREAT AS YOU WOULD ANY FINE FABRIC.
 

SPECIFIC CLEANING PROCEDURE:

BLOT EXCESS SPILLAGE USING AN ABSORBENT CLOTH.

USING WATER AND A MILD DETERGENT, CLEAN STAIN BY BLOTTING OR IN A GENTLE CIRCULAR MOTION UNTIL STAIN IS LIFTED.

RINSE SPARINGLY WITH FRESH WATER TO REMOVE ANY SOAPY RESIDUE.

ALLOW TO AIR DRY OR VACUUM EXTRACT.
 

AGAIN USE WATER SPARINGLY OR FOR BEST RESULTS, DRY CLEAN ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS WITH "CAPTURE" (R) BY MILLIKEN, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT HOME DEPOT, LOWE'S, ETC...

Remember that the Preferred Suede is already treated with a protectant during the manufacturing process, so DO NOT APPLY ANY
FABRIC PROTECTANT such as SCOTCHGARD(R) which is not even recommended to be used on any type of Suede. 



and the following interchange between an owner and the company that made the suede material used in the PCR:


Greetings folks,

A gentleman wrote to us on our PCR website and made mention of the fact that he'd contacted the vendor of the seat materials for the new Tbirds. Following are his query and the response from the vendor, Milliken & Company. I found the info valuable and hopefully so will the membership! I'm trying to get our new friend to join TBN...

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The query:

Hello, 

I recently purchased a 2004 Thunderbird with preferred suede inserts in the 
seats. It is a very nice material. Do you have any information on this 
material that you could forward to me? I would be especially interested in 
wear characteristics and how to clean and care for it. Thanking you in 
advance. 

Best Regards, 
xxxxxx

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Reply from Milliken & Company:

Dear Mr. xxxxxxxx, 

We hope that you are enjoying your 2004 Ford Thunderbird with PREFERRED 
SUEDE seating surfaces. You are correct in identifying Milliken & Company 
as the supplier of the PREFERRED SUEDE material in your vehicle. 

PREFERRED SUEDE by Milliken is a man-made suede strategically selected by 
Ford Motor Company for its superior performance, softness and durability to 
natural animal suede. PREFERRED SUEDE offers an alternative to the 
traditional automotive leather interior and should be cared for as you 
would any fine material. I am including some care and maintenance "do's 
and don'ts" below. 

If you do have a spill on the material, try to blot up as quickly as 
possible with a clean, dry cloth. If the spill cannot be cleaned right 
away or if it leaves some residue, use a clean cloth dampened in a mild 
detergent solution (1 part mild detergent to 10 parts water) to clean 
the affected area. After you have cleaned the affected area, use 
another dry cloth to blot the area and dry any remaining moisture. 

Never saturate the area with water. 

Never use any dry-cleaning solutions or other cleaners containing 
solvents. 

Also, please note that Scotchgard and other related fabric protectant 
sprays are not needed on PREFERRED SUEDE as this product was designed to 
have excellent clean-ability and durability characteristics without these 
types of additives. Also, these protectant sprays may contain solvents 
which would cause color degradation problems with the material. We would 
not recommend their use. 

Thank you for your interest in PREFERRED SUEDE. If we can be of further 
assistance with this product or any other questions, please do not hesitate 
to contact me via email at the following address: 
stacy.walker@milliken.com 

Best Regards, 
Stacy Walker 
Marketing Communications Director 
Milliken & Company, Global Automotive Textiles 

Preferred Suede is a registered trademark of Milliken & Company. 
Scotchgard is a registered trademark of 3M Corporation.
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