If You Give Your Car A 'Redneck Funeral' Take Out Your Insurance Card

In many ways, life is really about the details. You'd be surprised at the effect a tiny detail can have. A detail like leaving your insurance card in the car you gave a "redneck funeral" to and abandoned in the woods. Which is then found by some politely sarcastic hikers. » 9/09/14 11:16am 9/09/14 11:16am

Maybe These Hated American Cars Don't Deserve The Hate

Nobody really ever sticks up for cars like the last Ford Thunderbird, the Chevrolet SSR, or the Plymouth Prowler. But OppositeLock's Jarod Rose argues that they have more merits than you might think. » 1/15/14 4:10pm 1/15/14 4:10pm

Don't Worry About How Much Thunder Is Really In This Bird

Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York. » 1/05/14 9:00am 1/05/14 9:00am

Used Car Face Off: The Special Edition Coupes Edition

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 8/04/13 1:00pm 8/04/13 1:00pm

This Modified Ford Thunderbird Was Handed Down Through Generations

The 1955 Thunderbird was Ford's answer to the Corvette. It had less European influence, and didn't quite obtain the same racing pedigree (and the Battlebird was pretty sweet.) It also outsold the Corvette of the era, though keeps a lower profile these days. » 11/08/12 4:30pm 11/08/12 4:30pm

$1.1 Million Worth Of Ferraris Left In Foreclosed Warehouse Now For Sale

According to a tip from a Jalopnik reader, the owner of 12 Ferraris — plus an incongruous but very cool Ford Thunderbird — also owned a real estate company that went bankrupt. Unfortunately, he had all the cars parked in a building owned by the company, so they're up for auction now. » 8/31/12 4:00pm 8/31/12 4:00pm

1977 Ford Thunderbird Was Built For Flight

It seems logical to think a 3910 pound vehicle with less than 200 horsepower regardless of engine choice isn't exactly a car ready to "take flight". » 5/27/12 4:00pm 5/27/12 4:00pm

1978 Ford Thunderbird

Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Ford downsized the Thunderbird for the '77-79 models, but they didn't downsize the glitz! » 8/01/10 9:00am 8/01/10 9:00am

And the Real Winner Is...

When a LeMons team races a '61 Cadillac, then runs a '63 Ford Thunderbird at, drops a BMW V12 into the car and races it, then stuffs a BMW turbodiesel in it and races that... well, IOE glory will come! » 7/25/10 11:40pm 7/25/10 11:40pm

Engine Swap of the Day: BMW M21 Turbodiesel Into 1963 Ford Thunderbird!

You probably remember the Police Brutality BMW M70 V12-Powered '63 Thunderbird, which suffered from some teething problems on the track. If so, you'll be pleased to know that it now sports reliable German diesel power! » 7/25/10 1:00pm 7/25/10 1:00pm

If Only Cars Could Talk: 1956 Thunderbird Down On The Baghdad Street

We've all seen the stash of confiscated classic cars in a Green Zone garage, but what automotive treasures survive on the Iraqi street? Take a look at what Iraq-based reader Mark Trail has found for us! » 7/17/10 5:00pm 7/17/10 5:00pm

'63 Thunderbird Race Car + BMW V12 + Ammo-Can Intake = WIN!

By "WIN!" we don't mean "won the race," because the Police Brutality T-Bird managed only two laps at the Capitol Offense LeMons race. No, we mean that swapping a ghetto-carbed M70 V12 into a Thunderbird is the best idea ever! » 7/03/10 12:00pm 7/03/10 12:00pm

Police Brutality '63 T-Bird Nukes Transmission, Team Not Fazed

Some 24 Hours of LeMons teams simply give up when faced with mechanical woes; we've seen teams load the car on the trailer after a fuel pump failure. Not so with Police Brutality! » 4/18/10 1:00am 4/18/10 1:00am

Police Brutality 1963 Ford Thunderbird Prepares For24 Hours of LeMons…

When you've raced a '61 Cadillac Fleetwood at Nelson Ledges, you've already mainlined Concentrated Essence of LeMons. What's the logical next step? Racing a basket-case '63 Thunderbird at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan, of course! » 4/17/10 10:00am 4/17/10 10:00am

Ladas, Oldsmobiles, and Just About Everything Else: Down On The Warsaw…

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Let's head over to Poland, where Notlauf has photographed quite an assortment of vehicles for us. » 2/13/10 4:00pm 2/13/10 4:00pm

Flip Somebody the Bird for $9,995!

Voted 1989 Motor Trend Car or the Year, the Thunderbird SC brought supercharging to Ford's coupe for the first time since 1957. Now, Nice Price or Crack Pipe brings you a Super Coupe that could be your own personal COTY! » 1/26/10 8:00am 1/26/10 8:00am

Welcome To The Clunkerdome: Cash For Clunkers Victims Hit The Junkyards

You've seen the Cash For Clunkers numbers and maybe even endured some sodium silicate destructo videos, but have you thought about where those vehicles go after their engines get destroyed? That's right! » 8/29/09 12:00pm 8/29/09 12:00pm

There's No End To The Hoonage At The 24 Hours Of LeMons South

In a two-day 24 Hours Of LeMons race, the madness always gets stepped up a few notches on Sunday. My internet access is getting a little spotty now, so be patient. » 4/05/09 12:15pm 4/05/09 12:15pm

Stainless Steel Fords Scoff At Rust, De Loreans

Back in 1936, Allegheny Ludlum Steel and Ford Motor Company collaborated on the production of six stainless-steel-bodied 1936 Ford sedans. Pretty cool idea, but that wasn't the end of the stainless steel Fords! » 2/03/09 4:00pm 2/03/09 4:00pm

Super-Smooth Custom T-Bird Could Use Some Rough Edges

This car is almost too » 8/16/08 5:00pm 8/16/08 5:00pm smooth. An original-series Ford Thunderbird is a fairly common occurrence at car shows, or not. So it would be easy to pass right by this one. But the subtle lack of ornamental chrome and flawless pearl paint draw the eye. From the front, gold-painted perforated steel replaces much of the…