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Wheels in the Grass

’67 Thunderbird 4-dr Landau, Lewiston, N.Y.

This week we found a 1967 Ford Thunderbird four-door Landau, parked in the yard of a burned-out home in the town of Lewiston. Back in 1955, when the T-Bird debuted as a two-seat sports car, who’d have thought there’d ever be a four-door sedan model? But here it is, and it stayed in production from 1967 through the 1971 model year. A total of 77,541 four-doors were built during those five years; in 1967 there were 24,967 (which was the high point in sales) and they listed starting at $4,825. Thunderbirds eventually went out of production after the 1997 model year, only to reappear for 2003-2005 as a high-priced luxury two-seat convertible. You can go back home again!
—Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

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  • Max

    The late 60’s/early 70’s were real dark years in the T-Bird chronology. In those years, Ford merely used the LTD/Galaxie full size platform and slapped a T-Bird nameplate on them. They were really hideous, hulking machines. A family friend had one and the car suffered a host of premature electrical, mechanical and severe rust out problems.