Mini Review: Ford THUNDERBIRD
ENGINE: 3.9-liter V8, 252 hp, 267 lb-ft
CURB WEIGHT: 3775 lbs
DRIVETRAIN: rwd, five-speed automatic
With a few days left before you must bolt the hardtop on the T-Bird until the tulips reappear, why not drop the top, dig out your old letter jacket and head for Homecoming? En route you can enjoy the Thun-derbird for what it is: a cruiser. The 3.9-liter injects the car with plenty of power, and when up to speed the Thunderbird really flies. Once there, you're sure to make a good impression-that is, so long as no one notices its switchgear. One editor observed that the switches on Ford's signature, $40,000-plus boulevardier were the same as on his six-year-old Explorer. Oh well: We understand that sometimes the price paid to bring a show car to market is amortized through the use of off-the-shelf bits and pieces.
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
My next Ford.....