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Early Ford Thunderbirds

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    I owned this car around 74 this picture is from Dover dragstrip around 66. Sold it to someone in Old Bethpage LI NY and never seen it since, when I sold it it had a tilt nose Willys chassis and front axle. Any body know of it.

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    My Buddy J. & I wanted to do a flip, saw an ad for a nice blue 57 Bird, Priced right.... I had J. Call, found out it was just sold, The seller kept the conversation going and added that he had a Golden Rod Yellow 55 as well possibly available for around the same listed as the 57-Hmmmm?, interesting ???? Social Distancing was a reality and it took us about 3 weeks to give it a look see. We it’s J’s now and the 82, yr old former owner delivered it. 1E61AD28-2880-4C12-B4AB-ABC05E3F3E28.jpeg BFC23273-A42E-461B-8E7C-F7A2AD35DE80.jpeg D1E2600C-8A51-4867-81DE-166DCF022F02.jpeg 3806BCCA-B7E1-462F-A6C7-771151DD0DF4.jpeg B5BCFB30-7BA9-48E6-8B49-070175EB39C0.jpeg 5BA68104-3AF2-46E5-A10F-70EFF0F66889.jpeg E9A12C86-D91E-4957-B68A-EEC3C0DF2E46.jpeg
    On another note 30 yrs ago today I used mine in a nice occasion. (Something to do with my HS Sweetheart);). F3013935-129A-433C-9B2A-82D899402E6D.jpeg 24107D1E-1A7F-457D-B6ED-C1D3A1EC0110.png E16F4C99-325F-4511-A217-8AC8214E1E87.jpeg 2B89534E-41B1-449B-A54A-E878F72A4AED.jpeg
     
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    I lowered my tbird to, love the way it sits and drives.
     
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    1955 Thunderbird #434 competing at 1957 Mille Miglia in Italy.
    Drivers Francois Smadsa and Anna Rafelli.
    Finished 137th
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    Strangely enough, Europeans find this fascinating and offer plastic models
    From France
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    Can catch a few glimpses here. First at 1:12
     
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    Not strange. There is a big trade in short run 'commemoratives' of obscure race cars. It isn't uncommon to pick up a magazine that covers them and see a model of a car that raced once and went out early. Snares all of the diehards and completists. In this case, they only had to add half a dozen stickers and four of them are identical.
     
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    1. Y-blocks

    I read what some say,that were not even around when the T-Bird came out end of 1954,but I was !.
    By far most of it is full BS,can't blame them really,they were not there and some write ups done by 53 n 54 Vett loving reporters were hard on the T-bird.
    Others done much later with a preset idea from those early write ups ,just add to the BS.
    I was there an into cars a lot as a teen,sure I liked the Vett,but I liked all the sports cars of early 50s.
    No one I know fell for add hipe or mag write ups much back then,they had ,like me,there own take on what they saw and what they thought.
    Me and all I knew saw a very cool Ford sports car for 3 years.
    Then Ford gave in to BS an built ,to me an all those I knew,a big box that really did match the BS.
    I'll always love the 3 early Bird's an the other cool sports cars of the times going from 40s to the 50s.
    There will be a time,not so far off,were no one will be around to tell what was ,vs BS you read.
     
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    Oregonian Larry Kalsch bought this '56 in the early 60's, and drove in on the street with a 427. He turned it into a race car with a High Riser (shown) before switching to a Cammer around 1969. It met a sad ending at Seattle in '72, running on an oiled down track, when it flipped, short of the finish line. He ran a best of mid 9's @ 152. It certainly had the wow factor, with the crowd ! img20200712_0011.jpg img20200712_0010.jpg
     
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    Owned by my buddy
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