1978 Ford Thunderbird

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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!

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The most powerful engine that Ford was willing to install into this car was the optional 166-horsepower 400-cubic-inch V8; the base engine was a 134-horse 302. Curb weight: 4,104 pounds. No further comment is needed.

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Anyway, who cares? You think Leonid Goddamn Brezhnev could ever in a million years have understood the glory of the '78 T-Bird? Glitz, baby, glitz!

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This 1978 Ford Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee Edition was one of two models built to commemorate Ford Motor Company's 75th Anniversary. The other model was the 1978 Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee Edition.

Yes, dear, your butt looks big, as well as your front. I'm sorry.