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Ford Thunderbird: The incomparable retro car

Ford Thunderbird: The incomparable retro car

I have always been love or hate with Fords but lately it’s love. This retro-nod to the 50s-era T-Bird is the right mix of old and new. Designed by the skunkworks at Ford under J Mays in the early 2000s, this specimen no doubt is rare — butter yellow. And in Chicago even more rare. The interior was intitially borrowed from the LS and the power from a 3.9L Jag (lots of sharing back then) but it’s definitely a looker. Unlike the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger, this one nodded to granddad and carved its own way to fruition. I wish Ford would have another limited run in them and stick to a similar formula.