Ford Thunderbird was the clever wedding of sports car functionalism with American standards of comfort
To the casual observer, the Thunderbird is an icon: a sports car with a 55-year history that’s the rolling embodiment of nostalgia. In one of the great ironies in American automotive history, upon its 1955 model debut, the V8-powered Thunderbird nearly sunk the fledgling Corvette for good. But like most legends, the true story is a lot more complicated. Hell, it isn’t even really a sports car.
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