May 27, 2015
This eighth-generation 1980 Ford Thunderbird is from the first year of a three-year styling cycle, one that seems more like a glorified Ford Fairmont than Ford’s über-luxury personal sports coupe. Oh sure, the usual suspects of the genre were present, including what Ford describes in the brochure as “Continuous loop belts with pleasant reminder chime.” Lol. Of course, if you moved up a notch or two from this base coupe (which we found recently in a Depew used car lot), you could have opera windows, Coca Bola woodtone instrument panel appliques, velour upholstery, and — wow! — an engraved rhodium owner’s name plaque on the instrument panel. Sales were quite disappointing for the three years, making this black example a rather rare find. — Jim Corbran, RRofWNY The post RealRides Of WNY appeared first on Buffalo Cars.