Saturday, February 14, 2015

OLS Saturday AM Car Show: Happy 60th, Ford Thunderbird!

Yep, 2015 is the 60th anniversary of the Thunderbird, Ford's response to the Chevrolet Corvette that hit the market in 1953.  According to a FoxNews article,
The Corvette may have been the first post-war American two-seater from one of the Big Three, but it was the Thunderbird that was the most popular. In fact, after a disappointing first two model years, Chevy ws considering killing the Corvette until the runaway popularity of the 1955 T-Bird made them reconsider.
Here's a photo of a classic convertible version of the 1955 model:


By far, the most famous version of the 1955 Thunderbird was the white model featured in the classic movie, "American Graffiti".  Some photos; first, a model collectors size:

Next, two shots of the real deal:


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Finally, a trivia question: who was the hot blonde driving the car in the movie? Here's the answer:


Still don't know? Click here for the answer.