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1 hour ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Wasn't there a really cheap alcoholic drink named Thunderbird...?

Yes, there was and still is. I see many homeless in Seattle buy and drink the crap.

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You may have a vague recollection of the wondrous elixir that is Thunderbird wine, AHWNN..... however, most of my Thunderbird (the wine) memories are vague due to a wee bit of over-consumption!  LOL
 

And to the car, another great video of a (at times) great car!

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Not much of a modern ford guy, but the Vintage Ford stuff is like Crack Cocaine or meth for me....once I start looking at it and thinking about it....yowzers.

Vintage Thunderbirds are awesome cars....

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1 hour ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Not much of a modern ford guy, but the Vintage Ford stuff is like Crack Cocaine or meth for me....once I start looking at it and thinking about it....yowzers.

Vintage Thunderbirds are awesome cars....

Just think if we took the most current version and yanked out that terrible power train and EV the baby. AWD in wheel hub motors with Torque Vectoring, would allow the hot looking last version of the TB to just destroy everything on the road! :metal: 

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25 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

I also like the 1970 model.  One of my stepfathers had one for a while.

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Now that is one sexy auto as ICE or if it was not collector capable like this white one clearly is, a fun project auto for an alternative powertrain.

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41 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

 

I can't decide if I like it or not. It's like a 70 Cutlass, 70 Grand Prix, 74 Ambassador, and a late '60s Toronado had a baby. 

For me it's modern Ford products that remind me of inbreeding and fornication.

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The 70-71 front has been referred to as the 'Bunkie beak', after GM traitor Bunkie Knudsen.  The story I've read is it was part of the styling changes he requested to the T-Bird after coming to Ford.  May be apocryphal, though. 

I like the '61-63, '64-66 and '67-69 generations quite a bit...good looking cars.  

Later, the '72-76 was just a Lincoln Mk IV with slight cosmetic differences and all the 70s baroque over the top bloat, then there were several generations from '77-96 where it was a midsize coupe sibling of the Cougar. 

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23 hours ago, ocnblu said:

I also like the 1970 model.  One of my stepfathers had one for a while.

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I dont know how to explain this.

I dont remember knowing about this model.

Or maybe I had forgotten how it looked.

In any way, I was shocked by it. In a good way. My original reaction was how Drew described it.

Yet...the more I look at it, the more I am familiar with its lines. Yet I still cant remember it but its like Ive seen it before without the Oldsmobile and Pontiac references but as a T-Bird. Weird.

I can say though without a doubt is that I like it!

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