- Photographed in September 2018 at Adelaide's Concours de Lemons

1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

The third generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a my personal favourite. I think they really got the lines of the car spot on, although it obviously looks dated by modern standards (which I don't really care for anyway!)

Produced by Ford U.S. from 1961 to 1963, the new and much sleeker styling was a big improvement over the second generation models.

A new, larger 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE-series V8 was the only engine available (in 1961).

The Thunderbird was 1961's Indianapolis 500 pace car, and featured prominently in US President John F. Kennedy's inaugural parade, probably aided by the appointment of Ford executive Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense.

It shared some styling cues with the much smaller European Ford Corsair.

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