Well... the article sure could use expansion. BTW, I agree the 58-60 were the best looking ones ever built... and I had a 62. The very fact that Greene didnt mention the unique MN12 tells us why the brand died.Well its good to see were not the only ones wanting birds back, but idk about the whole next gen retro? I don't wanna drive a square bird, but, for now ill stick with my MN12
Problem is you couldnt find those either. They didnt sell a whole lot and those that were bought found top bidders on the used car market.The very name -- Thunderbird -- felt ideal for the nation's post-World War II self-image: confident and powerful and a little cocky, unworried about what was around the next bend, strong enough to roll over any obstacles that might arise.
They handled great for a sixties car. But I thought they were too heavy then, - and that was BEFORE they made them even heavier, and still do.I had a 63; I'd buy a new sport version of it in a heartbeat.
But it needs to be sportin' a Coyote motor to even consider it...
The new ones drive like my Contour; bad.
I think 5500lbs (my 63) was the high point; anyone know what they weighed year to year?They handled great for a sixties car. But I thought they were too heavy then, - and that was BEFORE they made them even heavier, and still do.
Come to think of it, almost every time I see one of the 02-05 'Birds, it's a woman driving it.All I know is that it better have some balls this time around... and the option for manual tranny, I hate that tiptronic crap... Fords last attempt ended as a great choice for a woman.
TRUE.. or a mid-life crisis guy with discretionCome to think of it, almost every time I see one of the 02-05 'Birds, it's a woman driving it.
Yup yup. They essentially took a CSI, put it into a wind tunnel and spent a few billion dollars to soften the edges for improved CoD
Well that BMW was designed in 1975. If BMW had chosen to redesign the 6 series in 1989, it probably would have looked like an MN12.Yep, and made it longer, lower, wider, sleeker, sexier. The BMW looks too short/too tall the MN12 is that BMW done correctly.
I'd add the Mark VII to that.* Sadly Lincoln hasn't been able to find a niche since the Navigator and Town Car. Second after Escalade and SRS is same as last.