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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Like many humans, some cars have a good side and a bad side. I decided to photograph the good side of this 1965 Ford Thunderbird a couple of weeks ago in the Town of Hartland. The passenger side, let’s say, has some problems. Other than that though, this ‘Bird looks pretty good. The ’65s were smack in the middle of a three-year styling cycle; followed by the all-new the ’67s which would usher-in the dawn of the — gasp! — four-door Thunderbird. Interesting is what that was. These mid-60s Thunderbirds had sequential rear turn signals, which I’m sure cost an arm and a leg. To justify that cost, Ford advertised that they “…clearly point the direction you want to go — the way others will follow.” Yeah, like on all other non-sequential-equipped cars, when the driver puts on the left signal, the guy behind wonders “Is that car turning left… or right? I can’t tell!” Hah! See them in action here  on YouTube. And peruse the brochure here.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know