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Ford Thunderbird 1955-1979 Timeline
with Advertising Taglines, News Events, and Trivia
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The Fifties | The Sixties | The Seventies

1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960

1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969

1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
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If it was the first,

the last,

or the only one
of its kind,

all the facts are
right here!
Welcome to Thunderbird Mileposts, the Internet's only complete chronology of vintage 1955-1979 Ford Thunderbird history! Whether you want to know the year Thunderbird introduced the Swing-Away Steering Wheel, the year it became standard, or the year it was replaced by the Tilt-Away Steering Wheel, you'll find the answers right here. From Town Landau and Tonneau Cover, to Opera Windows and wrapover tiaras, if it was the first, the last, or the only one of its kind in a particular production year, the facts to help you pinpoint it are listed here.

We've included the advertising taglines Ford used in the ads, as well as a little bit of history and trivia for each year. You're invited to sit back, relax, and take a stroll down memory lane! The answer to that nagging Thunderbird question you've always wondered about is close at hand!
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