Published on May 28th, 2016 | by BajaBusta3
1975 Ford Thunderbird Test Drive
1975 was a year of many changes in the United States, no less in Ford’s administration than in the Ford Administration. While the folks at the White House were wearing ‘Whip Inflation Now’ buttons, the guys in Dearborn were beginning to realize that they had to whip a little inflation themselves: specifically, they needed to downsize the bloated ‘Big Bird’ Thunderbird to something that was both closer to the line’s sports car roots and more realistic in terms of fuel efficiency and curb weight.
With this in the works, Ford made few changes to the 1975 Thunderbird, apart from the annual tweaks and twists to the front end and grille. This next-to-last of the ‘Big Birds’ exemplifies that eras re-envisioning of the T-Bird as a luxury performance car; its roomy interior, cushy seats, and fancy, glitzy touches look retro and funky today, but they were the quintessence of a certain kind of class when they came off the line….