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1958 Ford Thunderbird

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General Overview

Ford had beaten Chevrolet in the sales war with their Thunderbird outselling the Corvette for the first three years of the Thunderbirds existence.

The Thunderbird was quickly becoming a crowd favorite, production numbers and sales would prove that to be true for years to come. In 1958 Ford kept rolling out Thunderbirds in their largest production run yet.

The 1958 model was launched with the new four-passenger model, because the two-seater personal luxury car was putting a limit on sales. The Thunderbird remained a two-door hardtop, but it did increase in size and weight. The wheelbase was now 11.0 inches longer and 1,000 pounds heavier. A new motor was in the lineup for the Thunderbird; a 300 horsepower 352-ci V8 motor with the choice of a 3-speed manual or an automatic Transmission.

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Performance

Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
352 ci 11.9 sec 18.0 sec Estimate

Drivetrain

Available Engines:
V8 352 ci 1x4 bbl 300 hp 381 lb-ft
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 3-Speed Automatic

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Raven Black
  • Winterset White
  • Desert Beige
  • Palomino Tan
  • Colonial White
  • Grenadier Red Metallic
  • Everglade Green Metallic
  • Azure Blue
  • Gunstream Blue
  • Platinum Metallic
  • Casino Cream
  • Oriental Rose
  • Cascade Green
  • Peach
  • Monarch Blue Metallic
  • Regatta Blue

Factory Interior Colors

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Black
  • Tan
  • Turquoise

Production Numbers

  • Thunderbird- 2 Dr Convertible
    Total productions 2,134
  • Thunderbird- 2 Dr Hardtop
    Total productions 35,758

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