The car that became a legend in its own time...1973 Thunderbird
The 1973 Ford Thunderbird was a popular choice among luxury buyers, selling in numbers much higher
than it had in recent years. Ford added a slew of items to the standard
equipment list during the model run, which placed the T-Bird's base price
closer to that of the Mark IV. Opera Windows appeared for the first time,
and were optional early in the model year. They were so popular it's difficult
to find one without them today.
The Thunderbird continued to be a styling trend setter, and introduced
color-keyed wide vinyl bodyside moldings as an appearance option for the
first time. They would become another Thunderbird styling hallmark through
the rest of the decade.
The powerful 429 V-8 made its last appearance in the 1973 model year, as
did front bucket seats and console (they were options), both T-bird staples
that dated back to 1958.
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