The Ford Thunderbird, launched in 1955 with the first-generation model, was an instant success story and seriously outsold its GM rival the Corvette. It’s also one of those cars that metamorphosed over the years, became much larger, heavier too, but ultimately endured a great many changes, yet still remained very popular, even though the final incarnations were a great deal different to the first-generation cars. This month’s Drive-Buy car is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, or more colloquially referred to as the T-bird. It’s the last of the first-generation models, but still retains the original ’55 model’s purity of lines and styling. This particular car was imported circa 2015, its last owner was Betty Stoodley from New York and it was first registered in the UK in 2016 by its current owner Peter Hind, who has a penchant for American cars and, having one too many, has decided to put the T-bird up for sale.
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