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Ford Thunderbird commercial (1961)

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History of the Ford Thunderbird Full Documentary
Considered a classic at the time of its introduction, the Ford Thunderbird was debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in 1954. The popularity of the sleek two-seater was welcome news for the Ford Motor Company. Ford took a calculated risk with its decision to develop a car that could compete with the Corvette, released by Chevrolet in 1953, and it soon became clear that Ford's research was about to pay off. Information from a marketing study suggested that the target buyer for the Thunderbird was middle aged, well-established in a professional career, and relatively conservative regarding car design. Rather than radically redesign a new sports car, Ford opted for contemporary styling. This decision was not only in line with what Ford had learned from their marketing study, but had the added benefit of keeping production costs for the Little Bird low, as it shared many Ford stock parts with full sized cars in the Ford line. What set the classic T-Bird apart from the Corvette, as well as many of the sports cars entering the American market from Europe, was a design that highlighted personal luxury instead of the austere sports car styling of the era. The Thunderbird sported roll up windows, a steel body and, taking a leap over the six-cylinder Corvette, a 292 cubic inch V8 engine. The V8 engine proved to be a tight squeeze for a car designed with a low cowl height and created a clearance problem between the engine's air cleaner and the hood. Ford's solution, a feature that would continue to be part of the Thunderbird's design for years to come, was to add a hood scoop. The Little Bird was only available as a convertible, either with a collapsible soft top or removable hardtop. Sales for the introductory 1955 Thunderbird were good at 16,155. Ford decided to retain their successful formula for 1956, and the new Thunderbird varied little from its predecessor. Some notable changes included more power under the hood, cooling vents in the fenders, and, addressing a common customer complaint, more cargo space. The Continental kit was Ford's effort to increase trunk space without changing the overall design of the car. Moving the spare tire from the trunk to the rear bumper did allow for more trunk space, but the kit's additional weight, which was distributed well behind the rear axle, caused handling problems. In addition to the handling problems it caused, the Continental kit's location impeded access to the trunk. By 1956, Chevrolet was responding to the T-Bird by equipping the Corvette with a V8 engine and roll up windows. Sales for Thunderbird, at 15,631, were slightly less than the 1955 numbers and Ford implemented some changes for 1957. The Thunderbird received new styling for 1957 that included a front bumper with integrated parking lights, a larger grille, and sweeping tailfins that mirrored the points sported by its larger cousins in the Ford line-up that year. Unable to successfully correct the issues associated with the Continental kit, Ford returned the spare tire to a larger redesigned trunk.





1961 Lincoln Continental Commercial
I recently discovered this rare two minute commercial on 16 mm film and had it professionally transferred to a flash drive so that I could upload it here. This hasn't been seen by the public in fifty years! Enjoy. This commercial first aired on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", November 1, 1960, season 6, episode 6, "Pen Pal" and was shown on all other episodes during November.





1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
Originally brought to market in response to Chevrolet's Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird was promoted as a "personal luxury car" that just happened to be very sporty. This campaign, combined with sticker prices lower than Corvette's, brought tremendous success for the Thunderbird through 1955 to 1957. The rousing popularity of the Thunderbird prompted Ford executives to broaden it's appeal. The all new Thunderbird for 1958 was a larger four-seater car that retained the sleek sport styling of it's first generation predecessor. The third generation Thunderbird for 1961-1963 was very futuristic and unlike anything else on the road. The tonneau cover, which hides the rear seats, is rare today as it was an expensive option. But it's availability completes the 61-63 T-bird convertible as among the most striking automobiles produced to this day. http://www.coolcarsvideo.com 1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars All the exotic cars, muscle cars, and performance cars you can imagine have shown up here - or will. This is California, where dreams come true. http://www.cool-cars-video.com cool cars, hot cars, fast cars, dream cars, Cool Cars Video offers a feast for the eyes as well as insight from car enthusiasts about owning these cool street machines. Everybody loves cool cars. Even a person with no particular interest in cars experiences a thrill when seated behind the wheel of a great automobile. The car is one of man's most prolific mechanical inventions and the engineer's desire to build the ultimate automobile is overshadowed only by the layman's desire to own the coolest car. Of course, everyone has different ideas about what makes a car particularly cool. For some it may simply be lots of cup holders or comfortable seats. But those aren't the kind of things you'll be seeing here. This site is about the most important coolness factors: Performance and Styling. Auto enthusiasts share a common interest, but they each have different ideals about performance and styling. We like to make videos that show off cool cars and celebrate the individuality of their owners. Bob's is the only remaining original Big Boy restaurant. Built in 1949, Bob's Big Boy offers a lively dining experience with turn of the century styling and a cool car cruise-in every Friday. World famous for great food, as well as this weekly automotive gathering, people from far and wide cruise their fantastic machines to Bob's for a late afternoon meal and a good time with fellow car enthusiasts. Located just outside Hollywood, Bob's Big Boy restaurant is a mecca for new car unveilings, movie promotions, and amazing one of a kind cars!





Chevrolet Commercial (1961) with Dinah Shore
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