Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 4
Although it does not look like a sporty 2 door car,
the Thunderbird was in fact designed to counter GM's Chev
The result may not have hit the mark by today's standards,
however today the car stands proud with its minimal chrome
work and classic long nose with sweeping rear boot.
The 4.8 litre motor produced 200 bhp and with a top speed
of 183 km/h and the standing 100 in under 10 seconds this
car was even quicker than the Aston Martin of the day.
Ford did not stop there, however, increasing the engine
size to 5.1 litres. Classic features included the "Continental"
spare mounted on the rear boot, power soft top and
even an optional hard-top.
Later models produced in the 60's are very collectable,
but the 55-57 cars are almost legend.