Ford Thunderbird

All Years and Modifications
Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird was first shown on 20th February 1954 at the auto show in Detroit. Ford had great hopes according to analyses, which predict approximately 10,000 units of  Ford Thunderbird would be sold in the first year but they were mistaken. The sales of the year exceeded all expectations, as  more than 16,000 units of Ford Thunderbird were supplied! Initially, the manufacturer has positioned the model as a luxury, and only occasionally referred the model as brutal or muscular. This confirms that Ford did not follow the fashion for expensive fiberglass body parts, that is why they used regular steel. Although Ford Thunderbird  is convertible, engineers and marketers wanted to use fiberglass only for the roof of the model.

Ford Thunderbird 1955 model year has been slightly updated compared to the earlier concept in Detroit. The power unit was only V8, 4.8 liters, 292 cubic inches rated at 193 HP and 142 kW. Gearboxes were two and both of them were three-liter manual and automatic. The standard complete set included a tachometer, clocks, and speedometer lined with a scale up to 150 miles per hour. At that time, cars whose base equipment set included Illuminated ignition switch, interior lighting that turns on when a door opens and glovebox was considered the most expensive cars.

One of the main visual virtues of Ford Thunderbird was perfectly matched proportions. In addition, you need to pay attention to the small chrome trim. This convertible is small enough and accommodates only one passenger with the driver. The whole body is made of steel. Ford Thunderbird is the owner of a powerful 8-cylinder, v-shaped engine capacity of 193 horsepower, a volume of 4.8 liters. The American model itself is heavy but easy to manage and the model was really sporty.

By 1957. Ford Motor Company produced 21,380 vehicles of Ford Thunderbird. At that time, the cost of the model was $3,408. The spare wheel is positioned outside which makes the trunk much larger. Also, new engine volume of 5 liters was offered for the model and depending on the transmission, power ranged from 215 HP to 225 HP. The rear part of the new Ford Thunderbird became larger and the spare wheel became smaller in dimensions that were located in the trunk.

The second generation of Ford Thunderbird was produced between 1958 and 1960 which was awarded the second row of seats. Also, car dimensions were increased and wheelbase became 287 cm. The sales scored a quick increase, specifically, 67,456 models were sold in 1959. The model was equipped with an integral body, thus replacing the frame. The body of Ford Thunderbird served as a base for other Ford models, including Falcon and Fairlane.

Dramatic changes for Ford Thunderbird occurred in the period from 1967 to 1971. At that time, Mustang and Thunderbird started to compete with each other. For this reason, the American managers started to make some improvement on Thunderbird making more expensive and luxurious. The complete set was at a high level and it became a four-door model. The convertibles now have ceased to produce because of falling sales. Ford Thunderbird became more rigid thanks to the body frame, located separately from it. Thus, weight and dimensions have been increased.

During the period between 2002 and 2005, another generation of Ford Thunderbird was produced. This car was new and redesigned with two seats only. The engine was Jaguar S-Type eight-cylinder with V-shaped form volume of 3 liters. Rear-wheel drive Lincoln LS platform was used for the novelty. This model was very similar to the first generation of the car (1955-1957). A total number of produced cars were 67,518 units.

 

Below the list of all 69 modifications of Ford Thunderbird and production years from 1970 to 2018. Discover and enjoy Ford Thunderbird image collections, news, wallpapers, MSRP, ratings on this huge database of cars and bikes - Carweeks. Average rating of all available versions of Ford Thunderbird is 3.9 out of 5.0.

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2018 Model Year

2018 Ford Thunderbird

2018 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 5

2017 Model Year

2017 Ford Thunderbird

2017 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

12 pics

Rating: 4

2016 Model Year

2016 Ford Thunderbird

2016 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

12 pics

Rating: 4
2016 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

2016 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

13 pics

Rating: 2.5

2015 Model Year

2015 Ford Thunderbird

2015 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

13 pics

Rating: 5
2015 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

2015 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

12 pics

Rating: 4

2014 Model Year

2014 Ford Thunderbird

2014 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 4.5

2013 Model Year

2013 Ford Thunderbird

2013 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 5

2012 Model Year

2012 Ford Thunderbird

2012 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 5

2011 Model Year

2011 Ford Thunderbird

2011 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 2.5

2010 Model Year

2010 Ford Thunderbird

2010 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

18 pics

Rating: 3

2009 Model Year

2009 Ford Thunderbird

2009 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 4

2008 Model Year

2008 Ford Thunderbird

2008 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 5

2007 Model Year

2007 Ford Thunderbird

2007 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 4

2006 Model Year

2006 Ford Thunderbird

2006 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 2.5

2005 Model Year

2005 Ford Thunderbird

2005 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 4
2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

19 pics

Rating: 3

2004 Model Year

2004 Ford Thunderbird

2004 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 2.5
2004 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

2004 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 4

2003 Model Year

2003 Ford Thunderbird

2003 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 4
2003 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

2003 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 3

2002 Model Year

2002 Ford Thunderbird

2002 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 4
2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 4.5

2001 Model Year

2001 Ford Thunderbird

2001 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 2.5

2000 Model Year

2000 Ford Thunderbird

2000 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

13 pics

Rating: 3

1999 Model Year

1999 Ford Thunderbird

1999 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 3

1998 Model Year

1998 Ford Thunderbird

1998 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

18 pics

Rating: 4

1997 Model Year

1997 Ford Thunderbird

1997 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

18 pics

Rating: 4

1996 Model Year

1996 Ford Thunderbird

1996 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 3

1995 Model Year

1995 Ford Thunderbird

1995 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 4
1995 Ford Thunderbird Sc

1995 Ford Thunderbird Sc

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 4

1994 Model Year

1994 Ford Thunderbird

1994 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

18 pics

Rating: 2.5
1994 Ford Thunderbird Sc

1994 Ford Thunderbird Sc

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 4.5

1993 Model Year

1993 Ford Thunderbird

1993 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

13 pics

Rating: 4.5
1993 Ford Thunderbird Sc

1993 Ford Thunderbird Sc

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 4

1992 Model Year

1992 Ford Thunderbird

1992 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

19 pics

Rating: 4
1992 Ford Thunderbird Sc

1992 Ford Thunderbird Sc

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 4.5

1991 Model Year

1991 Ford Thunderbird

1991 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 4.5
1991 Ford Thunderbird Sc

1991 Ford Thunderbird Sc

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 5

1990 Model Year

1990 Ford Thunderbird

1990 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 4
1990 Ford Thunderbird Sc

1990 Ford Thunderbird Sc

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 4

1989 Model Year

1989 Ford Thunderbird

1989 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 3
1989 Ford Thunderbird Sc

1989 Ford Thunderbird Sc

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 3
1989 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

1989 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

19 pics

Rating: 4.5

1988 Model Year

1988 Ford Thunderbird

1988 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 4
1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

19 pics

Rating: 4.5

1987 Model Year

1987 Ford Thunderbird

1987 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

19 pics

Rating: 4
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

19 pics

Rating: 2.5

1986 Model Year

1986 Ford Thunderbird

1986 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

20 pics

Rating: 3
1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 4

1985 Model Year

1985 Ford Thunderbird

1985 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 3
1985 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

1985 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 3.3

1984 Model Year

1984 Ford Thunderbird

1984 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 3
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

18 pics

Rating: 3.5

1983 Model Year

1983 Ford Thunderbird

1983 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 5
1983 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

1983 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

13 pics

Rating: 4.5

1982 Model Year

1982 Ford Thunderbird

1982 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 3.5

1981 Model Year

1981 Ford Thunderbird

1981 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 4.5

1980 Model Year

1980 Ford Thunderbird

1980 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

13 pics

Rating: 3

1979 Model Year

1979 Ford Thunderbird

1979 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

12 pics

Rating: 5

1978 Model Year

1978 Ford Thunderbird

1978 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 3

1977 Model Year

1977 Ford Thunderbird

1977 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 5

1976 Model Year

1976 Ford Thunderbird

1976 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 2.5

1975 Model Year

1975 Ford Thunderbird

1975 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

15 pics

Rating: 4.5

1974 Model Year

1974 Ford Thunderbird

1974 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

16 pics

Rating: 5

1973 Model Year

1973 Ford Thunderbird

1973 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

14 pics

Rating: 4.5

1972 Model Year

1972 Ford Thunderbird

1972 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 4.5

1971 Model Year

1971 Ford Thunderbird

1971 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

17 pics

Rating: 5

1970 Model Year

1970 Ford Thunderbird

1970 Ford Thunderbird

MSRP: ~ $24,000 - $42,000

18 pics

Rating: 3