Thunderbird

Assortment of 1970s, 1980s and 1990s Vehicles

This collection is newer than most you find. Rather than focusing on the 1950s or the 1960s, this bunch is no older than 44 years. And as new as 24 years. There seems to be no rhyme or reason… more»

26k Original Miles: 1976 Ford Thunderbird Glamour Edition

Although his final years as Ford President saw him at loggerheads with his boss, Lee Iacocca, and Henry Ford II were cut from the same cloth. Both saw small cars as a necessary evil to increase sales volumes and… more»

Documented Bird: 1965 Ford Thunderbird

The fourth generation of the Ford T-Bird ran from 1964-66 and is sometimes referred to as the “Flair-Bird” because of its styling and luxury. They were still powerful machines with at least a 390 cubic inch V8 available for… more»

Heritage Edition: 1983 Ford Thunderbird

The Ford Thunderbird is an icon in American car enthusiast circles, but the ninth generation model hasn’t caught on as a legitimate collector’s item at the moment. That’s not to say it’s a bad car, but the nameplate suffered… more»

429 Cobra Jet? 1970 Ford Thunderbird

Okay, there are no prizes for those who looked at this photo and deduced that our feature car is a 1970 Ford Thunderbird. As you will see, its appearance carries a touch of menace. However, it doesn’t flatter to… more»

31k Original Miles: 1970 Ford Thunderbird

Ford’s personal luxury car retained much of the same styling for the 1970 model as it had from the previous year, but the reshaped and busy front end really stood out (literally) and it kind of resembled a bird’s… more»

2-Seater Project: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

The first generation of the Ford Thunderbird has been on the “iconic list” for many years. Collectors tend to migrate to the 1957 editions due to their longer rear decks and mild tailfins. Though they sold well enough, Ford… more»

Low Mileage Survivor: 1973 Ford Thunderbird

One of the things that always set 1973 model cars, apart from their ’72 predecessors, is the presence of railroad crosstie-sized front bumpers. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 215, “Exterior… more»

Used For Storage: 1956 Ford Thunderbird

A lot of folks think that the early Chevy Corvettes and Ford Thunderbirds competed in the same market. Sure, they both were two-seaters, but Chevy was going after the sports car space while the Ford was a small personal… more»

BF Auction: 1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

UPDATE – The seller has added photos of the extra sunroof assembly, glass, shades, lift arms, and motors that are also included in the sale of the car. UPDATE – The seller has provided a CarFax for the car,… more»

Restore Or Parts? 1959 Ford Thunderbird

The seller of this 1959 Ford Thunderbird here on Facebook Marketplace says his car comes with no title or keys and specifically lists it as a parts car.  But over the years we’ve seen far worse-looking autos exchange hands… more»

66k Original Miles: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

The Ford Motor Company has a history of creating market sectors. The Model T is often considered the first “people’s car,” with the Mustang credited, rightly or wrongly, as the first pony car. It created another in 1955 when… more»

1 of 6 French Exports? 1957 Ford Thunderbird

The first generation of the 2-seat Ford Thunderbird ended its three-year run in 1957. After that, it would convert to a 4-passenger personal luxury car. But not before a half-dozen of the cars were supposedly shipped to France for… more»

BF Auction: 1988 Ford Thunderbird 5.0

Ford created the Personal Luxury Car market segment by releasing its first Thunderbird in 1955. The T-Bird served faithfully until the company ended production in 1997. It returned briefly in 2002 before Ford retired the badge in 2005. Our… more»

BF Auction: 1956 Ford Thunderbird

Ford’s first-generation Thunderbird was conceived in the early 1950s when George Walker, chief stylist, and Lewis Crusoe, vice president of the Ford Division, visited the Autorama in Paris. The siren song of the two-seater was obvious. The pair wasted… more»

Original 428: 1967 Ford Thunderbird

Walking into a dealership and buying a car off the showroom floor is a wonderful experience. However, ordering one tailored to your taste happens once in a lifetime for a fortunate few. The original owner followed that path with… more»

Barn Finds