2002 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop

Summary

After discontinuing the Thunderbird in 1997, Ford Motor Company revived the storied brand for 2002. It was very much a "retro revival," with the new Thunderbird going back to the two-seat layout and porthole windows of the mid-1950s. But the rebirth was short-lived. Strong initial sales trailed off, and the Thunderbird disappeared again in 2005.

After discontinuing the Thunderbird in 1997, Ford Motor Company revived the storied brand for 2002. It was very much a "retro revival," with the new Thunderbird going back to the two-seat layout and porthole windows of the mid-1950s. But the rebirth was short-lived. Strong initial sales trailed off, and the Thunderbird disappeared again in 2005.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

2002

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2001.100.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Aluminum (Metal)
Metal
Glass (Material)
Leather
Plastic

Color

Black (Color)

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