Ford Thunderbird

Ford's 1983 Thunderbird was a complete break with the rectilinear look that had dominated the 1970s and early 1980s. Unlike the streamlined cars of the 1930s, which were usually designed by eye, the aero cars of the 1980s really were designed using wind tunnels. The Thunderbird, and its Ford stablemates Tempo and Taurus, were tremendously influential. By the end of the decade virtually every American car shared their aerodynamic look.
Images from the Collection of The Henry Ford 1) Automobile Product Lit. Ford 1983. Sales Lit (1 of 2) and 2) Automobile Product Lit. Ford 1982. Sales Lit (2 of 2).

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