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Poll results: '57 or '58 Thunderbird?
Voter(s): 21
Poll is closed Aug 14, 2021
'57 Thunderbird  -  votes: 11 / 52.4%
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52.4%
'58 Thunderbird  -  votes: 6 / 28.6%
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28.6%
Tie  -  votes: 3 / 14.3%
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14.3%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 1 / 4.8%
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Poll: Which Thunderbird? (7/31/2021)

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John Bono
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'57 or '58 Thunderbird?

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Ed Glorius
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1957...so beautiful.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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David Green
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Me favourites are the 1955 to 1957 Thunderbirds over all others.


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100Ford2003
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Exactly what Ed said !


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Frank Reed
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Tougher than I thought, but the 57 takes my vote. 

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George Schire
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This one was easy for me.  The '58 NO-CONTEST!  Just never been a fan of little cars.  

George Schire
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Larry kemling
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I want’em both😜😜


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Bob Jackman
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Like both and have owned both in 1/1 scale. At my age now I clearly pick the 58 for the ease of entry and exit. I still own my 61 Corvette and so I don't need another hard to get into car. A few years ago I traded my 55 Bird for a 1955 Imperial for the same reason. 1958


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Frank Kocour
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Two different genres and I would be happy with either one.  Or two.


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Jack Dodds
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55 and 57 baby birds are by far my favorites.  56 is ruined by the connie.


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John Merritt
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The 55-57 Thunderbird is iconic and love to see them, but in '58 Ford did what was needed to make the car a long term asset in their lineup. 

I love the style of the Square Birds and it only gets better with the 61-63. 

John Merritt
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Mark Lampariello
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This fella puts the '55-57 Birds as landmark automotive styling, up there with the XKE, Bentley SI/ RR SCI, split-window 'Vette, MKI and MKII Continentals, '63 and '66 Buick Rivieras, Ferrari 250 GTL "Lusso", and '90s Bentley Continental R. 

And, like mileage, your opinions will vary!


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Al_Dorado
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It's difficult to compare, imo, because each is unique and, imo, beautiful.  I like them both but went for the '57 as it is the final edition of the original and iconic two-seater Birds. 


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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @jcarnutz

The 55-57 Thunderbird is iconic and love to see them, but in '58 Ford did what was needed to make the car a long term asset in their lineup. 

I love the style of the Square Birds and it only gets better with the 61-63. 

Agree that the 61 to 63 T-birds were particularly gorgeous.  Sadly the styling declined after that year IMHO.


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John Merritt
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@jack-dodds

I think the 64-66 Birds were very nice too, not as good as the previous years, but still very pretty. The '67 is good, but after that they got a bit bloated and then even more so. I've owned 4 Thunderbirds, and for the most part they were decent cars, easy to drive. I had a '72, '77, '83 & a '96. 

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