Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird

First registration: 1970

Produced: 5116 pcs.

Body type: coupe

Transmission: 3-speed automatic

Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 272kW/360HP

The Ford Thunderbird is an American automotive icon first introduced in 1955. For the 1970 model year, the Thunderbird was stylistically updated with the addition of a large, bird’s beak-style projection out of its grille. Offered in coupe or sports-back models, all 1970-1971 Thunderbirds had prominent angular lines on the hood leading to a jutting tip, that also formed the center of the grill work, that was not a too thinly disguised bird beak. Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen, a former GM executive now President of Ford, is said to be responsible for this dramatic change. As with the 1967-69 models, the 1970-71 models had sequential turn signals incorporated into the full panel tail lights at the rear of the car.