Ford Thunderbird Turns 55, Owners Unite

Ford Thunderbird owners from across the country will come together this weekend to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the model, the American manufacturer announced today. The first edition of this model went on sale on October 22, 1954, “starting a legend that would grow with each generation of Thunderbird cars,” and there have been more than 4.2 million units sold since then.

“The Ford Thunderbird is one of the most iconic products in the history of the automobile,”
said Jim Farley, Ford’s group vice president of Global Marketing. “Each generation of the Thunderbird had a unique personality that ushered in a new generation of breakthroughs in design or technology.”

According to Ford, nearly 300 Ford Thunderbirds and their owners will be heading to Dearborn, Michigan, to celebrate
the 55th anniversary of the classic car with a car show at Ford World Headquarters on June 26. Apparently drivers from more than 30 states as well as from Canada will gather there.

“We appreciate the passion so many have for the iconic Thunderbird and the Ford brand. The emotional connection that our owners have with Ford has always differentiated us,”
Farley added.

The event will feature Thunderbirds from every year of production on display. The event is hosted by The Water Wonderland Thunderbird Club, The American Road Thunderbird Club and The Thunderbird Nest.

“The Ford Thunderbird is known for its classic design cues and the character of a true American sports car. Since then, the Thunderbird has included classic two-seaters, roadsters, convertibles and four-door models, as well as hardtops and sedans,”
a company statement reads.
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