About Ford Thunderbird
The Ford Thunderbird, or the T-Bird in colloquial, is a personal luxury car produced by Ford from the model years 1955 to 1997 and 2002 to 2005 and has developed for eleven generations. Produced in a variety of body configurations, the vehicle is normally a two-seat convertible, but it also had versions of a four-seat hardtop coupe, four-seat convertible, five-seat convertible, and hardtop, four-door pillared hardtop sedan, six-passenger hardtop coupe, and five-passenger pillared coupe depending on different generations.
The Ford Thunderbird began production for the 1955 model year as a two-seat sports convertible. Unlike its competitor, it was not classified as a sports car. The company positioned the model as an upscale one and it was credited with developing a new market segment, known as the personal luxury car. For the 1958 model year, the model was redesigned with a second seat row. The succeeding generations did not shrink until the line was downsized in 1977, as well as in 1980 and 1983. Sales were satisfying until the 1990s due to the unpopular of large two-door coupes. Initial production of Ford Thunderbird was discontinued at the end of 1997. However, production started again in 2002, including the launch of a revived two-seat model, which was available until the end of the 2005 model year. From its introduction in 1955 to its retirement in 2005, 4.4 million Thunderbirds had been produced.
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The first generation of Ford Thunderbird was in 1955-1957, the second in 1958-1960, the third in 1961-1963, the fourth in 1964-1966, the fifth in 1967-1971, the sixth in 1972-1976, the seventh in 1977-1979, the eighth in 1980-1982, the ninth in 1983-1988, the tenth in 1989-1997, and the eleventh in 2002-2005. The newest generation returned to the body of the first, consisting of a two-passenger convertible/removable hardtop configuration and a similar styling. Despite its appearance, the facilities and the equipment were mostly borrowed from the Lincoln LS. The transmission was Ford's 5R55N five-speed automatic, and a manual shift feature for the five-speed automatic transmission called SelectShift was offered as an option.
The Ford Thunderbird was also involved in NASCAR racing beginning in 1959. It was a variant from the second generation but was equipped with a newly developed 430 CID V8 engine, helping the driver gain his victory. In 1977, the Thunderbird racing car returned as the replacement for Ford Torino, starting a trend of luxury coupe style. From then on till 1992, a variety of drivers has won the match by driving this car, and Ford Thunderbird was given the nickname “Underbird”. Our parts cover most types of vehicles, including a comprehensive series. All parts are from the same team that developed the vehicle, which can perfectly replace your old parts and extend your car life.