Ford never had it so good.
The car rusted out. The car was from Detroit, and the municipalities salted the roads in the winter. The car rusted from the bottom up. It had to be scrapped in 1977. It was very sad.
The 1971 T Bird was the finest Tudor coupe ever built by Ford. The body used the chassis of the Lincoln Mark IV, but the body lines revealed a true bird of prey. The car was a technological dream for its time. The landau was completely loaded, including mechanical anti-lock brakes and fog lamps. All of the switches and controls were built solid. The coolest thing with the way the rear turn signals illuminated in a sequential directional pattern. The car was equipped with brilliant front cornering lights, which illuminated the darkest intersection. The 429 c.i. engine produced an astonishing 390 Horsepower. The car drove stable at speeds in excess of 100 Mph. It literally ruled the highways. The car was in a league with the Olds Tornado, the Buick Riviera and the Lincoln Mark IV. I have been trying to buy a restored 71 T-Bird, but the owners just don't sell them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th December, 2004