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Poll results: '57 or '58 Thunderbird?
Voter(s): 20
Poll is closed Jan 29, 2022
'57 Thunderbird  -  votes: 12 / 60%
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'58 Thunderbird  -  votes: 5 / 25%
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Tie  -  votes: 2 / 10%
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Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which Thunderbird? (1/15/2022)


John Bono
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'57 or '58 Thunderbird?

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1957 T bird 15
1958 T bird 4

John Bono
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Frank Reed
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They are so radically different both are very cool but the two seater is cooler!

Frank Reed
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Bob Jackman
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I pick the 58 because  at my advancing age the 57 is too difficult to get into and out of. I traded my 55 for the same reason a few years ago.


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Jack Dodds
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I pick the '57.  I much prefer the '55 and '57 T-Birds but a close second is the beautiful '61 thru '63.  The '58 thru '60 are nice looking cars all the same; I prefer the trim of the '59.


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George Schire
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A no-brainer for me.  The '58.  I've never been a fan of "little" cars unless they are 1:24 scale models.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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David Green
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Massive disappointment for me after 1955 through 1957, but with the steady downward trend for the next few years, 1957 is better than 1958. Unlike George, I prefer smaller. We each of us march to our own drummer.


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David H
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I agree with Prof. Green on the '57.  (But I really like the '56 better.)


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John Merritt
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Sorry, I can't pick here. I love both for different reasons and none of those are more than the other. A Thunderbird in any year always catches my eye.

Having owned three of them and driven at least eight others, they are all great.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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Larry kemling
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Paint it White and put Suzanne Somers in the drivers seat and the 57 is iconic! 


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100Ford2003
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I really like both for different reasons but choose the '57 for this comparison.


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Ed Glorius
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1957 is just so pretty and pure. Also, I too like smaller.

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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @ed-glorius

1957 is just so pretty and pure. Also, I too like smaller.

Ed;  Pure is a good description of the lines of the '57 Bird; simplistic but sleek and beautiful.  I feel the same about the '55, which I LOVE but do think the '57 is a sleeker design.  This is also why I detest the continental kit on the '56; because it is completely at odds with the car's design and the flow of its lines.


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Brush
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My all time favorite car design the '57, of course I don't fit in them and in general don't care for  two seater.  But I love their styling. '55 is close but the part of the car you look at the most, the dash in the '57 I much prefer to the '55 '56.

Surprisingly the '61 - '63 I don't care for the styling, nice but not to my taste. 

'57, '55, '59, '60, '58, '64, '66, '65 and don't care for the other T-birds.  Well maybe the '87 & '88 Turbo Coupe.


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John Bono
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Two very different cars, love both but my vote goes to the '57.

John Bono
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John Napoli
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Sorry, but for me it is the 57, since we have had one in the family since the early 70's.  Now in my brothers hands since Dad passed.


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