Adding those two extra seats in the back changed everything. Sales skyrocketed, and the all-new, bigger, roomier, and more practical T-Bird became the must see car in Ford's showroom that year. It was the talk of the town, and Americans everywhere wanted to be seen driving one
The Thunderbird's rear end design treatment carried over into the interior with a similarly shaped dashboard. Distinctive control for the Magicaire system is a delight to the eye. Vertical pleats on door panel means that it's covered in the optional leather.
These cutaways of the unit body show how the Square Bird achieved its low-slung look. The tail transmission tunnel was cleverly disguised with a futuristic center console and rear seat.
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