Saturday, December 19, 2015

No love for the 11th generation Thunderbird

These are odd. I don't remember seeing these on the road when they came out in 2002. For some reason, I thought they were only sold through the Neiman Marcus catalog for $70k. But now, I see them everywhere. They are all well taken care of and driven by people between the ages of 55 and 65. Also, I just learned they shared platforms with the Lincoln LS and Jaguar S-Type.

What do you guys think of these?


slirt said...

yeah, none of that is news... all commonly known, then & now; but IMO it's not very captivating, either.
what distracted you in 2002?!

m4ff3w said...

I think they were launched in the NM catalog, but then sold at every FLM dealer much less expensively.

The 3.9l V8 is a cousin of the 4.0 in my XJR, but I haven't experienced it in normally aspirated form.

It was a nostalgic boulevard cruiser, nothing more and nothing less.

Maxichamp said...

@slirt: In 2002, I just started dating my now wife. That may explain my distraction.

Ripituc said...

It's a pity this Thunderbird wasn't popular, I think they are gorgeous! And I'd like to see more retro cars coming out around that time. Chevrolet even shown a Bel Air concept (on a pickup chassis!)

MattC said...

The 11th gen TBird has nice evocative lines but was relegated to boulevard cruiser status almost immediately. A close family friend has a black one and she is rather apathetic about the car,