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I try not to post a flashback from the same manufacture twice within the last three weeks or so, but I could not help it when I stumbled across this trio of ads from 1967 for Ford’s Thunderbird. What I found interesting is that two of them focused on the all-new four-door body style.
Best described by some as a face only a mother could love, the four-door personal luxury car (or technically, the Landau sedan) did quite well in its first outing: 24,967 units were assembled and sold, which placed it right in between the 37,422 two-door Landaus and 15,567 two-door hardtops. Not surprisingly, the four-door was also the most expensive T-Bird.
Although rarely seen today outside of a Ford-specific meet, the four-door T-Bird remained in the lineup for several more years, with production as followed: 1968 – 21,925; 1969 – 15,650; 1970 – 8,401; 1971 – 6,553. It was mercifully (some say) removed from the T-Bird lineup for 1972. I’ve only seen one in the last three years, and that was a slightly modified 1970 version displaying a $3,500 price tag at the 2008 Charlotte AutoFair included in the gallery below.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this four-door Ford, whether you’ve owned one in the past or not, loathed it or loved it – or still have it.