Ford announced today that the 2005 model year will be the last for the current generation of Thunderbird and there will be no replacement. Production of the retro convertible will end at Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant in July. Ford really gave up on the Thunderbird. Not only did we have to wait two years from concept to pre-production to production, but no real improvements were made to help the 'Bird live out it's life correctly. The T-Bird needed a real horsepower injection by the second year, but the rumors were killed and Ford made sure the Thunderbird would not live on too long. We feel sorry for the people that paid thousands of dollars over sticker when the doomed convertible debuted in 2002. Only 55,000 T-birds have been sold since then.
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