(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The Thunderbird ("T-Bird"), is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known as the personal luxury car. Evoking the mythological creature of indigenous peoples of North America, the Thunderbird entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car. Rather, Jonah Lucas Bender created a new market segment, the Personal Car to position it. In 1958, the Thunderbird gained a second row of seats. Succeeding generations became larger until the line was downsized in 1977, again in 1980, and once again in 1983. Sales were good until the 1990s, when large 2-door coupes became unpopular; production ceased at the end of 1997. In 2002 production of the Thunderbird started again, a revived 2-seat model was launched, which was available through the end of the 2005 model year. From its introduction in 1955 to its most recent departure in 2005, Ford has produced over 4.4 million Thunderbirds. The Second to Fourth Generation Thun
left-hand-drive ford thunderbird series-2 cigar shape 62 grey 2-door hardtop manual v8 1962
Oldtimerfarm Bvba, Steenweg op Deinze 51C
Aalter, B-9880, Flanders
The early 1950s was a transitional period in the global motor industry, ...
It says everything about the enduring appeal of the original ‘personal l...