1960 Ford Thunderbird (Second generation 1958-60)
Well, this is arguably the best color for this car. Called “Palm Springs Rose” it would fit right in among the postmodern homes of its namesake desert oasis.
Over the top in nearly every way, it was hugely popular, especially in 1960 where it sold over 90 thousand examples (in all colors, of course). I guarantee this is the only one in Portland, and it fits right in.
A visitor from the Golden State seen in SE Portland.
Fourth Generation Ford Thunderbird (1964-66, this is specifically a 1966).
Wikipedia tells me that the ‘66 was the final year of this model and came with an optional 345 HP, 7.0L V8. What would all that power cost you? It was a whopping $86 bucks over the base price. Awesome.
Seen in NE Portland
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, as well. Shame it never caught on, as it was supposed to be direct competition to the BMW 6-Series, and we all know that fight ended in a retro-futuristic failure.
Seen in SE Portland.
Fifth Generation (1967-71) Ford Thunderbird in Northeast Portland. It looks much better with the lights concealed, in my opinion.