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1965 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Jo writes:
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My 65 Thunderbird — I picked up this car and was really a basketcase! Since I've rebuilt the 390 motor and the tranny. Everything else under the hood has been updated and replaced. I've driven this car once, as I'm not done with it. The control, take off, braking and over-all ride is great! I love the lines on this car. It's classic yet could completely hot rod out. I've put about $11k into the car so far. I'm happy with what's gotten done. Just need to finish paint and interior.

Pros: everything!

Cons: None

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1965 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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An "ageless Classic" —

The 65` T-Bird was my Second of this model bought in 2006, after I`d bought a 76` "BIG BIRD", and although I`ve had problems with the car ALL being due to the previous owners inability to finish the work he started, I have come to appreciate the styling, design, and other additions fitted as "Standard" such as the sequential indicator lights, and movable steering wheel etc. No matter where I park there are always "LOTS" of interest in the car. Most, if not all, of those seeing the car comment on how a car made over Fourty Years ago can look so "Good or Modern" for its age. The car has had lots of work done to it, most being done prior to my buying it, and I have spent well in excess of £5,000 on her since 2006 and am at present still spending on parts needed.Was it worth it? I`d say "YES" it is, as when taking the car to shows around the country it has proved to be a good tool in getting to meet and make many new friends. I also get asked, as recently for a childrens hospice, to take the car to fund raising events for different charities and this is just one of the many reasons behind my just "LOVING" the car. I feel the car is one of those made by Ford which deserves to be saved and kept on the road, and when coming to sell her I know the new owner will get a pretty good car that he or she will not need to spend out great amounts of cash on, as I`ve done, in order to enjoy the car as much as I do.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

Pros: M.P.G. is good. partly due to the previous owner changing the 390ci to a 352ci engine.Good handling and Braking. Very roomy Trunk

Cons: Non that I can think of

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1965 Ford ThunderbirdReview
houbrown writes:
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Wonderful Car. — gone, but not forgotten. This was a great vehicle, although it took a lot of time and money to get it in driving condition. I think I will inspect any vehicle I purchase a bit more carefully. This was a nightmare.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The car has been sold to a very happy customer.

Cons: Put a lot of money into the mechanical part because it hadn't been driven in years.

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1965 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Larry writes:
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65 Thunderbird Special Landau Near Original — More to follow after I drive it for a couple of hundred miles. Just got it and love it. I already have a standard but original coupe so the Special Landau is just an addition to my collection. So many cars... so little money. I only use my collector cars for cruise-ins and shows. That is not an option in the drop down list below.

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

Pros: Car is near original.  original EmberGlo color although a repaint.  Not the best paint job but looks good.  Almost everything works except clock.  Got it in Aug 2011.

Cons: What can you say bad about a rare 65 Bird?

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1965 Ford Thunderbird Review
WildBuckeye says:
vs1964 Ford Thunderbird
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Family Car Ranked 1964 Ford Thunderbird better.
"Less gadgetry to go bad and need fixing."
Value Ranked 1964 Ford Thunderbird better.
"Generally very similar to 65 bird but first generation of this body style are usually a little more affordable."
1965 Ford Thunderbird Review
jfritz says:
vs1966 Dodge Charger
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Power Ranked 1966 Dodge Charger better.
"sexy engine"
Front Seats Ranked 1966 Dodge Charger worse.
"better butt fit"

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By CSNYLAND

I am rating this specific MODEL; not the Thunderbird over all....... Dont know if thats what your asking......... The 2005 Thunderbird CASHMERE is what Im looking for. Just missing one for GREAT PRIC... Read More

Review By Guru9BSTP6

Sloppy steering. Good power but not crazy power. Hard to obtain parts and they are pricey if you find them. Car will turn heads as not many were produced. Read More

2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By Kevin

Great ride, love the room in the cabin . Read More

Review By a1951trucker

Well built reliable safe vehicle. Very fast car it is. Read More

2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By Guru9TQK6D

Not a good value, no car play of course, Read More

Review By Guru9TYWMW

Just an average car nothing great needs a few things Read More

2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By pcm1960

Absolutely beautiful car, it looked in showroom condition. Sadly for me being 64 I just didnt fit in it, with the top up the roof rested on my head, with the top up my eyeline was even with the wind... Read More

Review By Gary

Whats missing is 2002 has a smaller engine then later models,like 30 horse power less. 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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