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Probably The Best Driving "classic" Bird, But Really Underappreciated by ChrisA
 — My mom and dad bought a red and white landau new in April 1970. While driven a lot over the years, it was garage kept and pampered. I got it a few years ago and had it repainted. It still had the or... Read More
Rare Vintage Beauty!! by lethaleagle
 — Still looking for something to not like!?! I also have a 1971 Four Door Thunderbird that waits in the wings. I am currently in the restoration stages of the 1970 T-Bird. Should be completed in Apri... Read More
1970 Thunderbird by Lawman326
 — I found a 70 T-Bird stored away in a garage in Pittsburgh and brought it home to restore. It's coming along nice, Zebart saved it from the northern rust belt. Some parts are hard to find though, I nee... Read More

1970 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1970 Ford Thunderbird

The 1970 Ford Thunderbird was the next-to-last of the 'Glamour Bird' model years, before the 1972 redesign made the sleek muscle car bigger and bulkier.  Changes for the 1970 model year were minimal.

A front-end redesign was the most significant cosmetic tweak to happen to the T-Bird between 1969 and 1970; a little origami to the grille made for a distinctive 'v-shaped' front end.  The combination of the recessed headlights and the v-grille gave the '70 Thunderbird a look all its own.

Under the hood, the '70 Ford Thunderbird was a performance powerhouse, with a 7.0 liter V-8 engine that delivered 360 horsepower, and accelerated from zero to 60 in just 9 seconds.  Drag racers loved it!

Hindsight is 20/20, and today we love this classic car.  At the time, though, Ford didn't quite know how to sell its 'Glamor Bird'.  The 1970 Thunderbird was available as either a two-door or four-door model, but the four-door version never caught on (perhaps the back-opening 'suicide doors' didn't help the TBird pass itself off as a family sedan?)

You'll still find plenty of these out there, but you're more likely to see them at a car show than on the streets (at least in the US; there are some wonderful old Thunderbirds still going strong over in Cuba).  Anybody who's lucky enough to get their hands on one of these has a project car that most of us can only dream of.


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