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Parker Couple Takes Road Trip In 1956 T-Bird

Johnny himself always wanted to wander down Route 66. The kids in the show had a convertible Corvette, and 17 years ago he began restoring a convertible 1956 Thunderbird.

“I was glad he had a project, ” Judy said.

The Thunderbird is now fully restored except for a few new touches such as a satellite radio and portable GPS, Johnny said.

While the Bunches made their way along Route 66, tourists couldn’t stop taking pictures of their car, they said.

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First Production Thunderbird

From Hot Rod Magazine

Thunderbird #1 will be sold at No Reserve during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 11-18, 2009. The Raven Black 1955 T-Bird was produced by Ford Motor Company on Sept. 9, 1954, and represents the birth of Ford’s sports car program.

Penned by Ford designer Frank Hershey, the original Thunderbird was a hit among sports car fans across America and became an instant competitor for the Chevrolet Corvette. This T-Bird is equipped with a 292 Y-block engine, Fordomatic (automatic) transmission, power steering, power windows and power seats.

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From the Daily Telegraph

How should one define automotive ugliness? It’s an interesting point: if a car is badly screwed together near Birmingham by a bunch of blokes called Derek, does that make it unattractive, or merely unreliable?

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