The Ford Thunderbird is an icon of decades gone by, with its long, sleek, and timeless lines. It’s been idolized by the Beach Boys in “Fun, Fun, Fun” and it was designed to make a statement about your position on the American economic ladder.
Unless you're thinking of a gas tank, a battery, and some open space and probably a few Twix wrappers, this T-Bird does not have what you'd expect under the hood. That's because, technically, it's not a T-Bird at all. Meet the Veebird, especially this one being sold in Ohio.
Does this count as an autonomous car? It's driverless, and, you know, moving. And, like a computer, it can be stuck in an infinite loop. This old news report from Eugene, OR about a '73 T-Bird stuck in reverse and doing autonomous donuts is very telling from what it doesn't talk about.
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.
Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas.
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".
The Wall Street Journal published an article this past week showcasing one of the most innovative and interesting uses of prison labor we've ever heard about—restoring classic cars.
Who says you can't drift a Thunderbird or impress potential girlfriends with random displays of hoonage? Certainly not this mustached Thunderbird owner who took to Willow Springs Raceway in his 1990 SC in an attempt to impress his "friend".
They say that driverless cars are the future. Well, I'm glad to see that we can look forward to a golden age of driverless donuts a well. Unlike the crazy insurance claims we'll be dealing with in decades to come, it's easy to pick out the hoon in this video, and it's not the old-T-bird that's spinning itself.
Based on the fact Ford deemed it a "new category of automobile", it appears they were rather proud of their redesigned 1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. A power boosting intercooler and "a computer controlled suspension" (complete with idiot light) were added to the quirky four cylinder Turbo Coupe among other updates…
It was 47 years ago today when the Ford Mustang was officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York and simultaneously in dealer showrooms. The world met the pony car and judging by the fact Ford immediately sold almost 22,000 Mustangs, it liked what it saw.
Hidden deep in the overgrowth is likely where this 1966 Thunderbird will stay for some time. If they all looked like this we'd say a ‘bird in the garage is worth 20 in the bush. (Photo Credit: TheGiantVermin)
Chances are you've already heard Bing Crosby sing White Christmas or Silent Night this month, maybe you've even heard his weird Christmas duet with David Bowie from the 1970s. Now you can hear Bing Crosby sell you a 1956 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!
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!
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!
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!