Ford T-Bird Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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1955
Thunderbird - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad with the information that when you become an owner of a new Thunderbird, you will want to spend as much time as possible in it. There is a drawing of an early morning where a man is slowly pulling his Black Thunderbird down the driveway past the milk man who is walking up the driveway. The headline calls this moment "6 a.m. Thunderbird time" and the text talks about several things that will make your ride amazing. The Thunderbird has seats that are "nearly five feet wide", an adjustable steering wheel along with a removeable hard top or fabric top. There is a picture of the Thunderbird Special Y-block V-8 too plus this car comes in 5 colors.
June 1955
Holiday
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1956
Thunderbird - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that calls attention to the latest version of America's most exciting car: Ford Thunderbird for '56. The ad has a drawing of a field where Thunderbirds come to meet. In the ad we see a Blue Open T-Bird with a couple looking over at a family that has just gotten out of a Black Soft Top while in the background is a Red Hard Top and a Pink Hard Top. The text glosses over the amazing features of these cars, even to the point of talking about "the unique flair of its new spare-tire mounting". It talks about the 225-h.p. Y-8 engine, describes more about the top options and mentions the "added protection of Ford's exclusive Lifeguard design.". There is a drawing at the bottom right of the picture that shows how the location of the spare tire allows you to have more room for luggage in the trunk.
November 21, 1955
Life magazine
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December 1955
Fortune
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$9.00
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1958
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 9 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad that introduces the 1958 Ford Thunderbird. This ad is very strong about "Thunderbird" since that is the first word in the ad, the headline, if you will. Drawn into the ad is a Black 1958 Ford Thunderbird that is parked on the dock right next to a sailing boat. There are two people sitting in the back seat of this car and there are two more standing outside of the car looking in. The second headline tells us that the "New Ford Thunderbird seats four - now it's twice the fun to own one!". It then says that "Even the most gregarious man can now be a Thunderbird man. Family? Friends? Take 'em along! Take them in style - Thunderbird style! The new T-Bird has four of the most comfortable, most luxurious fill-sized fine-car seats you can imagine. Plenty of room all around. Head room. Leg room. Shoulder room. And more than 20 cubic feet of luggage room...far more than ever before! Enough to take care of the full luggage requirements of four fortunate people on a cross-country trip. All this comfort, all this room, in a car that's compact as a charm. And in spirit, in power, in performance, this jewel of a car is all Thunderbird, all the way! As always, the new Thunderbird handles deftly and parks easily. It maneuvers and corners like a sports car! Stands to reason - only a Thunderbird is built to provide full fine-car luxury and comfort, yet is uniquely sized to outperform the big, bulky cars. Your Ford Dealer invites you to see and drive this excitingly different car at your earliest opportunity. He'll tell you the most startling news of all; You can own the new 4-passenger Thunderbird for far less that you would pay for other luxury cars!"
May 1958
Holiday
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1959
Thunderbird - white 1959 Life 0
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1959
Ford Thunderbird - Full color Two-Page 9 1/4" x 9 3/4" ad with a picture of a white Thunderbird parked on a snow-covered mountaintop as a couple who have been skiing stand behind the car and enjoy the view, and each other. The ad headline brings your attention to "Some remarkable thints about the Thunderbird '59" which are listed in the ad.
March 1959
National Geographic
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$9.00
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1959
Ford Thunderbird - Full color Two-Page 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" ad with a photo of a White Thunderbird Convertible with the top down to show off it's Blue interior parked overlooking a hazy ocean scene. There is a happy couple leaning on the car enjoying the view. The ad headline calls the '59 Thunderbird "This year's outstanding success, too".
May 1959
National Geographic
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$9.00
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1960
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 18" x 13" two-page ad that introduces the Sliding Sun Roof. The ad has an overhead photo of this car taking part in a flag ceremony at the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Washington D.C. where a lady in a mink coat is standing up through the open sun roof of a White Ford Thunderbird and taking pictures of her own. The text talks about this sliding sun roof being an all-steel panel and claims that keeping it part way open in the winter will actually improve the efficiency of your heater. It also mentions that, with or without this option, the Ford Thunderbird will cost you less than any other luxury car.
February 1960
Holiday magazine
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$8.50
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1960
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 20" x 13 1/2" two-page ad for the fact that "A Thunderbird is a promise...". The headline continues with a handful of qualities that only a good car can provide. The car pictured is a Red Thunderbird parked on shore as a rowboat has left an anchored schooner and a man is coming toward a waving woman. The text goes through the steps of experiencing a Thunderbird. First open the door while viewing what is inside. Then you step in and get a close look at all that comes with this car. Then you drive it. It mentions a few of the options but, whatever you choose, the ride and performance will be amazing.
May 1960
Holiday
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$8.50
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1961
Ford Thunderbird - Two page full color ad measuring 10" x 13" shows a white T-Bird parked next to a pool while decorations for a party are being hung. December 1960
National Geographic
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1961
Ford Thunderbird convertible - red. This is a two page ad that measures 10" x 14" May 1961
National Geographic
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1961
Ford Thunderbird - White T-Bird parked by a pool November 14, 1960
Life magazine
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1962
Ford Thunderbird Landau - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad with a photo of a Black Landau parked next to the choppy waters of a small tree-lined lake. The couple that drove up in the car are standing under a group of trees enjoying what the ad headline calls a "Thunderbird Interlude".
June 1962
National Geographic
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$8.50
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1962
Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster - Full color 10" x 13" for this "missile". It says that "the altimeter is an optional extra" as it shows five various pictures of this car in action. We see a picture of a White T-Bird parked on a flying field as a man lands in his parachute, a picture of this man climbing into the back of the car after the landing, another picture of several parachutists preparing to take off, another picture of the car watching the plane taking off with the chutists and a last picture of the plane being overhead with the woman waving wildly at it. This ad is for the Sports Roadster which it says is that "It's a 2-seater with the tonneau cover on,,,a 4-seater with it off".
July 3, 1962
Look magazine
2
$8.50
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1963
Ford Thunderbird Line - Full color Two-Page 19 1/2" x 13" ad that shows the Four models being sold this year to an admiring public. In this picture all four models, each done in a majestic shade of white, are parked in a Southern yard surrounded by aged trees covered with Spanish Moss with a lady in a white dress standing under a white gazebo. The headline says "This is Thunderbird for 1963: unique in all the world!" and the picture shows, starting in the foreground a Thunderbird Convertible, a Sports Roadster, a Landau and a Hardtop. The text indicates us that the four models are just basic choices, that other options can be chosen to make the car really appeal to you. It also claims that "Thunderbird costs less than any other true luxury car".
November 1962
Holiday
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1963
Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster - Full color 9 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad that features a photo, from the rear, of a White Sports Roadster with the top down driving on a tree covered road. The ad also has a photo of a Red Falcon convertible parked in a field. The ad headline calls these two cars "Variations on a top-down theme" and the ad gives details about what was available on both cars.
October 9, 1962
Life magazine
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$8.50
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1963
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" ad has a photo of a White Thunderbird parked on a very small island in the middle of the ocean. The island has one palm tree and a formally dressed couple standing by the front of the car. The ad headline would have you know that owning a 1963 Thunderbird is "How to get away from them all".
April 1963
National Geographic
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$8.50
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1964
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 20" x 13" Two-Page ad with a picture of two different Thunderbirds parked in a field. The ad has a Maroon Two-Door parked below a Maroon Convertible parked with the top down at the top of a small hill. The ad headline introduces "Thunderbird for 1964. So different...so beautifully different!". The ad also has several smaller photos of interior features. Each page of this ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 11, 1963
Life magazine
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$8.50
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1964
Ford Thunderbird - Full color Two Page 13" x 9 1/2" ad that has a photo of a Maroon Thunderbird Convertible with the top down parked at a slightly higher level of the ground than a Maroon Hardtop that is also parked while the owners stand and stare at the scenery. There are also five other photos that show various parts of the comfortable interior. The ad headline describes it as "Thunderbird for 1964. So different...so beautifully different!"
November 1963
National Geographic
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1964
Ford Thunderbird Convertible - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" ad has a photo of a White Convertible with the top down that has stopped on a quiet city street. The male driver, wearing a white tux, is standing next to the passenger side holding his orchestra instrument, and saying goodbye to his female passenger. The ad headline warns us that "People who Thunderbird have a talent for setting trends".
June 1964
National Geographic
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1965
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad that is intended to show you just how luxurious "The Private World of Thunderbird" really is. The photograph is taken through the open driver side door and shows the beauty of the interior and the beautiful and stylish women that will want to sit in your car.
December 1964
National Geographic
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1965
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" ad that concentrates on what it feels is important to the female of the species. The ad has a blue-tinted picture of the interior that has pleased the female passenger. The ad headline introduces "The Private World of Thunderbird".
April 1965
National Geographic
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1966
Ford Thunderbird Town Landau - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad with a photo of this car from the rear parked in front of a purple cloud scene with a vague steering wheel seen in the mist. The ad headline introduces a new feature by mentioning "The Thunderbird Touch: A speed control conveniently located on the steering wheel".
December 20, 1965
Sports Illustrated
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$8.00
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1966
Ford Thunderbird Town Landau - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad has a picture, from behind, of a a Maroon Thunderbird. Above this car is seen a pair of white, gloved female hands holding a Thunderbird steering wheel while surrounded by a lavender mist. The ad headline calls this "The Thunderbird Touch: A speed control conveniently located on the steering wheel."
February 1966
National Geographic
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1966
Ford Thunderbird Town Landau - Full color 6" x 9 1/2" ad has a picture, inside and out, of a Blue Thunderbird being driven by a smiling man in an Airline Pilot's uniform. The ad headline, which is describing the item the driver is reaching for, states "The Thunderbird Touch: An overhead Safety Convenience Panel".
April 1966
National Geographic
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1966
Thunderbird Town Landau - Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for this stylish car. The ad has a picture. from the side, of a blue Thunderbird being driven by an airline pilot and another picture, from the back seat, that has this pilot pressing buttons in the ceiling of the car. The ad headline calls this "The Thunderbird Touch: An overhead Safety Convenience Panel".
April 1, 1966
Time magazine
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1967
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" ad with a picture of a Brown Two-Door parked high on a rocky roadway. The ad headline calls it "Something long and cool on the rocks" and mentions this is the first year for the Four-Door model.
November 1966
National Geographic
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1967
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad has a photo of a Copper-Colored Four-Door parked in front of, what looks like, a castle. The ad headline calls this a "Beautiful new way to make an entrance...first 4-door Thunderbird".
February 1967
National Geographic
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1968
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad that introduces the new 4-Door. The ad has a photo from the front of a Green 2-Door and from behind of a Brown 4-Door. The ad headline calls it "Thunder for sale: 2 doors or 4".
May 1968
National Geographic
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1969
Ford Thunderbird 2-Door Landau - Full color two-page 13" wide by 9 1/2" tall ad with a picture of a Red Thunderbird with the sun roof open so the lady inside can stand and talk to the man outside of the car. The ad headline introduces the "3-Door and 5-Door Birds for 1969" and the ad mentions several other items that are standard this year.
November 1968
National Geographic
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$8.00
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1976
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad has a photo of a Reddish T-Bird with the optional Bordeaux Luxury Group parked next to a lake as the sun is setting for the couple standing next to the car. The ad headline asks "The 1976 Thunderbird. Could it be the best luxury car buy in the world?"
March 1976
National Geographic
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$8.00
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1977
Ford Thunderbird Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad shows a white T-Bird and gives the sticker price including options January 24, 1977
Time magazine
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1978
Ford Thunderbird - Full color 14 page Dealer Brochure. This 10 3/4" x 10 3/4" item gives the options available and shows several different styles, colors and models. This brochure is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the item will not be visible in the scanned view.
Ford Dealer
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