Welcome to our gallery of member's cars we invite you look at and enjoy the pictures of this first edition Thunderbird - This is where it all began!
In 1955 Ford launched the 2 seat Thunderbird as an answer to the Corvette, but Ford went far further in creating a sporty luxury car and out sold the competition many time over.
Thunderbird was deemed to be a:
PERSONALIZED LUXURY CAR
The Thunderbird was far more luxurious than European roadsters with it's snap on hardtop, roll up windows and such amenities as air conditioning.
With the return of the soldiers to North America after WW II young soldiers longed for cars like the European sports cars that they had seen and driven while over there.
Foreign sports cars were being imported in limited numbers from England and in resposnse to a growing demand Chev launched the Corvette.
In 1952, several senior Ford exec's were at a car show in Europe and the questions was asked: "Why can't we build something like that?" The answer although not entirely the truth was, "We are already working on it!"
Ford was working on the 1955 Ford Fairlane and it isn't hard to see where the Thunderbird came from, some of the parts were even interchangeable.
Thunderbird Was Born!