Thursday, April 5, 2012

1961 Ford Thunderbird

Ford’s Thunderbird enters its third generation this year. This new iteration retains four seats and the choice of convertible and coupe bodies, but adopts a clean, low, long and wide look that breaks away from the heavy-looking cars produced previously. The square roofline remains, but a low, shark-like grille is fitted at the front, while huge round taillights replace the array of six lights seen last year. Most power equipments are now installed as standard.

Ford Thunderbird
● Introduction: November 1960. Construction: unibody. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 6.4-litre, 300 hp, mounted at the front. Transmission: to the rear wheels through a three-speed automatic gearbox. Suspension: independent at the front, rigid axle at the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to drums on all four wheels, with servo. Length: 521 cm. Top speed: 200 kph. Range: two-door hardtop coupe, two-door convertible coupe.

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