First T-Bird On The Auction Block

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.

Bird Talk – December 2008

The December issue of the Bird Talk newsletter is now available. This issue features Art Fleming’s pair of T-Birds, a 1966 convertible and a 1975 model.

You can download it here or click on Bird Talk in the menu to see the previous issues.

100 Ugliest Cars Of All Time

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?

Read the whole article here