1955 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

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    When Thunderbirds Were Sports Cars! — A 1955 Ford Thunderbird. This review isn't exactly what Car Gurus is probably looking for when they asked me to "Add" a car I owned, but oh well, I do own it and love racing it! Not your typical road racer!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Great styling, V8 power, no one else races one around this part of the country

    Cons: 50's technology braking, no roof

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    The Iconic "specialty Car"... For Crusin On Sunny Days, Or Fair Weather Cruise Nights. — Beautiful lines, very attractive car, loads of fun! While not much of a performer in stock trim, can be made to have reasonably good handling and performance at minimal additional cost if you are rebuilding the car. Popularity of car means lots of reproduction parts are available at relatively low cost... similar to Mustangs. Many restoration houses around, fairly easy to fix or get fixed.

    Pros: Iconoic, stunning styling, real head turner.  You will be noticed!  Car performs well with minor modifications (add disc brakes, engine & suspension upgrades).  Original y-block motor sounds marvelous, and original Ford-o-matic works well.  An extremely fun car on sunny days!

    Cons: Only affordable if you restore it yourself.  Not a "performance car", but reasonably comfortable.  Don't drive it in the rain.  Roomy 2-seater, but shy of legroom.  Very small trunk.  55's have notorious blind spot (I installed a blind spot mirror).

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    Huge Project — this car is approximately 800 hours into a full rotisserie restoration. the pictures are just a few of a full photo documentation of the project. they show me cutting out some rusted sections, fabricating new pieces, and welding and blending into lace. I have done this on every inch of the car. all sheet metal has been replaced, such as floors, inner and outer rocker panels floor braces, door skins inner quarter panels and more. a labor of love.

    Pros: great styling

    Cons: labor intensive

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    Its A Great Fun Car To Own. And To Drive Around — Love the car , it is my hobby since I'm retired , like to see some thing as beautiful as the Thunderbird comes back to like , almost as nice as day one . Hate to Part with it if some one should wants to buy it , I'm doing another one right now , it's a standard shift . 70% done on it .

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: The T-bird is beautiful car , everybody turns their heads , including school children when I drive by .

    Cons: Still trying to find a good chroming company to do rechome my cars.
    I would appreicated if some one out there can recomment a good chromer .
    Also after the pieces comes back they don't fit back in like before was chrom . any sugestions

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    55 Tbird — 200 Hp moves this heavy 50's "sportscar" better than I expected. this base model could use power options but it stops and steering isn't bad once it's moving. it is a comfortable criuser . Handleing is typical of 50's cars. Attracts a lot of attention and is nostalgic ,illiciting stories, which add to the enjoyment of owning it

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: timeless   style

    Cons: probably not he best investment car

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird By MaricelaHoward

    As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, built with two seats only, even people who couldn’t care less about cars will more often than not st... Read More

    50 Anniversity, Limited Edition By heinem1

    Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere leather interior feels soft and is better than the basic 50 Anniversity we had previously. The retro l... Read More

    2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Wife's Toy By Luger

    Rather cramped for tall people. Little storage and the trunk is very shallow. A car to cruise in, not for trips.Had to get custom seat covers since a black interior will cause damage in 115 degree h... Read More

    Retro T-bird Ok, But No Classic By Luger

    The retro-Birds are nice looking and average performers, but they miss being either a luxury car or a sports car. The trunk is so shallow that there is little storage. Ford got the retro part right,... Read More

    2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Red Hot 2003 Thunderbird By Michelewoodward5

    I like that she has 3 personalities: Hard top-for those snuggly days, Soft top-for those days that are a little to hot to go topless, Convertible-for the topless, flirty days. Thunderbird drives great... Read More

    Excellent Ford Thunderbird! By Chrystael

    The Ford Thunderbird is a weekend cruiser. Drop the top for a great canyon drive with the retro look and feel, but all the modern requirements of a nice reliable car. This vehicle is the perfect pleas... Read More

    2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Classic By MrFeher

    Performance surpassed my expectation. Quality Leather and interior sound. Better road view than anticipated with the top on. Cons, Need a bit more space behind the seats. Ne... Read More

    Luxury, Sporty And A Great Fun Driver. By Blackhawke

    I love everything about this car. It is not a Corvette but then again wasn't supposed to be anything other than a boulevard cruiser. There are tons of specialty products made to customize this car ... Read More

    1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Great Car By Vwags

    This car is a joy to drive. The style is very nice and it has the power and handling to support the style. The car gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a V8. I would think long and hard about get... Read More

    Impressive By 97TBirdOwner

    The Ford Thunderbird in this generation is a very nice mix of performance, luxury, and style. They can be relatively inexpensive if you look around and get lucky. I drive this one daily, and as mentio... Read More

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