The Thunderbird (“T-Bird”) was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company a startling eleven model generations from 1955 to 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known as the ‘personal luxury car’.
The sixth generation Thunderbird made its début in the fall of 1971 as a 1972 model. Equipped with the choice of huge V8 engines, it was the largest Thunderbird ever produced by Ford, sharing the body and chassis of the Lincoln Mark IV. These big Thunderbirds were immediately successful in spite of the 1973 oil crisis. These mid 1977 cars, were the last of the ‘big thunderbirds’ before the inevitable downsizing began to take shape.
Finished in Black with matching Black interior, this wonderful example of a 1973 Ford Thunderbird has only 47,225 miles recorded on the odometer, though naturally this figure is unwarranted. This is a splendid example of one of the last full-blooded examples of a mighty name, combining luxury with ease of operation.
Included in the history file is a Thunderbird brochure from 1973, a metal plaque celebrating 50 year’s celebration of the Marque and an original registrations certificate.