Whatever happened to individuality?
This...the 1971 Thunderbird
The 1971 Ford Thunderbird would be the last of its kind. The elegant and distinctive Four Door Landau
would not return for 1972, nor would the Landau designation for the Two
Door model. The 1971 Thunderbird is often overlooked, as the changes from
1970 were minor. Fewer Thunderbirds were built in '71 than in any other
year since 1958, so they're a rare sight today.
This series was the most dependable, best driving and performing Thunderbird
to date. Perhaps Ford's decision to discontinue the slow-selling Four Door
Landau was premature, as Cadillac's "international-sized" Seville
was about to make a big hit with luxury car buyers in just a few short
years. Whatever happened to individuality? With 3 models, 3 different rooflines,
and several seating arrangements to choose from, it was certainly alive
and well in the 1971 Thunderbird!