Up 1956-1957 2002-2007

The original Ford Thunderbird was displayed in 1954 and the first ones were sold around Oct 1954.  This was a 1955 2 seater roadster with a hardtop option. These cars were only produced for 3 years 1955, 1956, & 1957.  In 1958 the 2 seater was replaced with a 4 seat version and the legend of the Ford roadster was put on the shelf and thought to be lost forever.

Having seen one of these original Birds, I fell in love with the car and have wanted to own one ever since.  I can remember in 1966, while in the Navy and stationed in Long Beach, California, meeting a girl whose sisters owned a 56 (I believe). As much as I tried, I could not convince them to allow me to drive it.

In 1998 the 4 seat version of the Thunderbird was scraped and in 1999, Ford announced they were going to re-release the 2 seater version of the Thunderbird.  Upon hearing this I set out to purchase one when it became possible. I anxiously awaited the release of information on the new version.

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The rest of the story can be read under the My TBird page.  Details about both series of Tbirds are available under the appropriate tab.  I hope you enjoy this information.