Earlier this week, I posted some old photos from a trip to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg festival in Auburn, Indiana over labor day weekend of 1972 (here). Here is the last photo from that trip: A sixteen year old Thunderbird.
There are a few cars that never really join the ranks of ordinary used cars. The two-seat Thunderbird is one of them. Even at thirteen years old, I understood this. So when I walked past this car on a side street on the way back to our own car (my Mom’s 2 month old ’72 Cutlass Supreme) I knew that I had to snap this picture.
Of all of the little Birds, I think that the ’56 is my favorite. I think that it’s the Continental kit. It just looks right on this car.
There have been a couple of times in the thirty-nine years since I took this picture when I have seen a Gen1 T-Bird parked unattended out in the wild, but never one this nice. So, this car remains in my personal recordbook, and seemed worth sharing.
Now, I wonder if that International bucket truck in the background was one of Michael Freeman’s . . .