This book includes a complete list of standard equipment and options for T-birds from 1955 through 1998 and coverage of the new concept T-birds and the soon-to-come 2001 production model. Collectors will appreciate the Vehicle Identification Number explanation, paint codes and technical specifications for all T-birds to come off the lines in the last 45 years. And T-bird owners and restorers will glean through more than 500 pictures (including 16 pages of full colour) and 45 years of literature written on the Thunderbird. They'll know exactly what the famous Thunderbirds of the past looked like for their restoration purposes. And buyers will enjoy the comprehensive historical look at T-birds and racing sports.The options information gives original prices charged for the extra-cost equipment in most years. ... 6-volt electrical system; 4(}amp generator: 90 amp-hr battery; three-speed manual transmission; Hotchkiss drive: ball-joint front suspension; ... Red and pleated White. or Thunderbird Blue and pleated White vinyl upholstery; Astra-Dial control panel with illuminated control knobs: ... Lifeguard padded sun visors and Lifeguard instrument panel padding starting in March 1956 ($22-S32).
|Author||:||John Gunnell, Ron Kowalke|
|Publisher||:||Krause Publications Incorporated - 2000-01|