In this marvelous new book, automotive historian, John Gunnell turns his attention from the Spartan ponies and horsepower hogs to focus on a slightly different Ford product. From its modest beginnings in 1955, the Ford Thunderbird?s sleek, sporty two-seater was rivaled by Chevy?s Corvette, but with its comfort and luxury?and with its wheels as its wings?the T-Bird soared past the competition in convenience and satisfaction as a truly classic American automobile. This book is a must have for those who collect T-Bird advertisements, factory sales literature, and T-Bird related Ford memorabilia, and especially for anyone who has had the pleasure of owning one of these ?Seventh Heaven? classics. The latest market values, engine details, performance options, and VIN decoding, as well as the many conveniences offered for Ford?s ?luxury sports car? are included for all of the hot collectibles, such as the pre-production Fairlane Birds, the ?Early Birds, ? the ?Square Birds, ? and the ?Big Birds.?It replaced the flat, two-spoke steering wheel used the previous year. ... Other Ford Lifeguard features, such as seat belts, a ribbed padded dash, and padded sun visors were optional. ... At mid-model year, a dual four-barrel carburetor a competition kita was released for Thunderbirds with manual ... STANDARD EQUIPMENT 292-cid Y-block V-8 engine, automatic choke, 12-volt electrical system, dual exhausts, three-speed manual transmission, Hotchkiss drive, ball- joint front suspensionanbsp;...
|Title||:||Standard Catalog of Thunderbird, 1955-2004|
|Publisher||:||Krause Publications - 2003-01|