Thunderbird

32k Original Miles: 1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Super Coupe. Technically, since this 1990 Ford is a Thunderbird, it is also a bird. The Super Coupe was the badge’s high-performance offering, and this one is a… more»

Consequences of Going Under Cover: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

While we have a lot of fun here at Barn Finds writing up all of these neat old classic vehicles, sometimes you run across a car that makes you want to cry.  It just hurts to see a vehicle… more»

Barn Find Project: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

One of Ford’s offerings that gracefully stood the test of time was the Thunderbird, starting as a two-seater in 1955 and then quickly adapting itself to changing market segments throughout its eleven generations.  The T-Bird grew a rear passenger… more»

Mystery Bonus! 1960 Ford Thunderbird

Ford introduced a 2-seat personal luxury car in 1955, the Thunderbird. It sold reasonably well, but the bean counters thought it could do better with a back seat added. So, the auto was redesigned to seat four passengers, and… more»

Long-Term Owner: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Ford is credited with creating the Personal Luxury Car segment when it released the First Generation Thunderbird. However, some would argue that the Muntz Jet was actually the first such vehicle. The T-Bird bested the Muntz on two fronts,… more»

Q-Code 428CID V8: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau Coupe

In the beginning, Ford’s Thunderbird established the “personal luxury” niche. The original design was inspired by the popularity of two-seat European sports cars but amended to accommodate Americans’ desire for comfort. As the years rolled by, the T-Bird gained… more»

One-Of-A-Kind: 2004 Lincoln Mark X Prototype

Most concept cars and prototypes don’t live very long past their original purpose. But exceptions do occur, and this 2004 prototype from Lincoln is one of them. Built 20 years ago as a Lincoln version of the then-current Ford… more»

Clean Cruiser: 1970 Ford Thunderbird

From its inception in 1955, within 15 years the Ford Thunderbird would transform from a 2-seat personal luxury car to one with seating for four and then a 4-door sedan with “suicide doors”. The 1970 model is notable for… more»

Supercharged 5-Speed: 1992 Ford Thunderbird SC

What is the difference between a personal luxury coupe and a high-performance coupe? Apparently, for the Thunderbird, it is a supercharger backed by a 5-speed transmission. This 1992 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe is located in Amherst, Wisconsin. It is… more»

Factory Sunroof: 1970 Ford Thunderbird Landau

It is sometimes challenging to determine the rarity of a particular vehicle option, and such is the case with this 1970 Ford Thunderbird Landau. It presents pretty well for a survivor-grade classic, but its electric sunroof raises questions. Pinning… more»

Stored For Years! 1962 Ford Thunderbird Drop-Top

Every three years during the 1950s and 1960s, the Ford Thunderbird got a redesign. And with it, sales for each tri-cycle would increase from the one before it. The decision to transform the two-seat personal luxury car to one… more»

Extra Chassis Included: 1956 Ford Thunderbird Project

When first checking out this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, my initial thought was it’s probably worth saving but would likely be a major ordeal and time-consuming task to get this one back on the road.  While the car’s indeed going… more»

BF Auction: 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

The ninth generation of Ford Thunderbird was offered with a few different engine options ranging from a 4-cylinder turbo up to a 5.0 V8. While you would think the V8 would be the powerhouse option, it was the Turbo… more»

Just Needs Finishing: 1961 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

One of the best ways to get started in classic car ownership is with a project that, though not finished, is quite far along. That’s the case with this 1961 Ford Thunderbird convertible on eBay in Hampton, Connecticut with… more»

1 Of 2: 1963 Ford Thunderbird Italien Fastback Concept

If you’ve been in the market for a rare or unusual Ford Thunderbird to take on as a project, this one will satisfy both objectives as it’s only the second and final example ever produced.  What we’re seeing here… more»

Sympathetic Upgrades: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

It is fair to say that Ford did more than most manufacturers to define the post-war American automotive landscape. The 1949 Shoebox fundamentally altered styling, while the Mustang almost singlehandedly created the pony car segment. Of course, the Edsel… more»

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