In 1953 GM's Flagship company, Chevrolet, came out with their new Sports Car the Corvette. In direct response to the Corvette, Henry Ford created a prototype of the Thunderbird and revealed it at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954.
The Thunderbirds first year of production outsold the Corvette more than 23 to 1. Buyers were obviously happy with the car, except with how small the trunk was.
Ford did not consider the Thunderbird a sports car, but rather, a "personal luxury vehicle" by putting greater emphasis on the comfort and convenience of the car despite its sporty lines and V8 motor.
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193 hp @4400
280 lb-ft @2500
- 3-Speed Manual
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