One of the all time great American dream machines - the original Thunderbird of 1955 was Ford’s two seater response to the Chevrolet Corvette. More boulevard cruiser than sports car - the T-bird became an instant legend, with an optional high performance 312 cubic inch V8 that on;ly enhanced the performance image. Later models grew back seats, bigger engines, length and weight - but managed to maintain something of the mystique of the early Birds thanks to sensation styling both inside and out.
Ford’s answer to Cadillac - the Lincoln offered levels of luxury most could only dream of. Lincoln offered everything from the tasteful, limited production ‘56 Continental Mark II hardtop, to the outrageous glamour and style of the late 1950s Premiere, Landau and hardtop sedans and convertibles. From 1961 Lincoln offered its’ most memorable series with the Continental four door pillarless sedans and convertibles - with the iconic ‘suicide’ rear doors. The magnificent Continental convertible was the last ever factory produced four door convertible ever made. Engines started at 430 cubic inches from 1958 and climbed all the way to 460 cubes by the late ‘60s