Thursday, April 5, 2012

1959 Ford Thunderbird

T-Birds for 1959 mostly remain the same cars as last year’s, except for the grille of a new pattern, and the availability of the large Lincoln V-8 to power the heavy automobiles.

Ford Thunderbird
● Introduction: January 1958. Construction: unibody. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 5.8-litre, 300 hp, mounted at the front. Optional engine: V-8, 7.0-litre, 350 hp (automatic mandatory). Transmission: to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual gearbox. Three-speed automatic gearbox optional. Suspension: independent at the front, rigid axle at the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to drums on all four wheels. Servo optional. Length: 522 cm. Top speed: 195 to 210 kph. Range: two-door hardtop coupe, two-door convertible coupe.

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