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".

However as you can see from this strange vintage advertisement, logic didn't deter Ford from trying to convince 1977 Thunderbird buyers otherwise.

A completely new Thunderbird idea took wing that yearā€”a fancy way of saying the car was redesigned and smaller than the previous modelā€”and as you can see at least one woman was very pleased by the idea.

Although we see the car speeding down the runway and "driving through the clouds", in rather disappointing fashion this advertisement is missing any footage of the "built for flight" Thunderbird actually flying through the air.