FORD THUNDERBIRD - Everything You Need To Know | Up To Speed

16 lug 2020
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Ford Thunderbird was meant to be the Ford Motor Company's answer to the Chevy Corvette. From Square Birds to Bullet Birds to Aero Birds to Retro Birds, this American icon got bigger and bigger (literally) and even shared the same platform as the Foxbody Mustang! So take flight with James Pumphrey as we discover how it all happened and meet the people who shaped it into a National Treasure. Except this one we don’t have to steal from the Decoration of Inner Pendants!
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Up to Speed is a weekly automotive history show about the best cars, brands, designers, drivers and influencers ever. Host James Pumphrey covers everything from the Toyota Supra to the Chevy El Camino, The VW GTI to the Subaru WRX. The origins of every car will be uncovered to get you Up to Speed!
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    Infinity1421Infinity14214 mesi fa
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    • What about the up to speed about the first toyota model in US?

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  • Can you please do a up to speed on the Subaru svx

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  • That moment when you realize his Valvoline pour was backwards 😄

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  • what about bob glidden killing the drag racing game in a thunderbird

    Rick MathewsRick Mathews8 giorni fa
  • That valvoline sponsor section was too good.

    Jr.Jr.9 giorni fa
  • Wish the T-bird was built to compete with the Vette

    Chris FloydChris Floyd9 giorni fa
  • He’s Losing weight!!!!! Much proud!

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  • I’m trying that at home

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  • The Notorious "Thunderchicken"

    Robert McNayRobert McNay18 giorni fa
  • Im kinda sad he didn't talk about the 94-97 model

    Nicholas DillonNicholas Dillon24 giorni fa
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  • Nice to see someone giving the Thunderbird some love but why skip over the entire MN12 (89-97) generation?? It was used as a test bed for Ford technology for years to come and was incredibly innovative and quite ahead of it's time.

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  • Is it weird that the best part of this video was the add

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  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son in that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life . John 3:16

    Gary ValloneGary Vallone2 mesi fa
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    RookRook2 mesi fa
  • I think the Corvette is outselling the Thunderbird now

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  • I'm gonna the first 25 seconds I felt a tiny bit weird without facial hair. After those seconds, my crew and myself loved the history. I would like to thank you...and also we are very happy you lived through your weird heart problem. I cannot wait for the future.

    carbondeath 718carbondeath 7182 mesi fa
  • 3 steaks and a bottle of bourbon... With a pack of pall malls for dessert

    Greg BlauGreg Blau2 mesi fa
  • Hey I dont know anything about round track racing and/or NASCAR, but when he said the Tbird held the 1987 Stock car speed record average of 212 mph, what does that really mean? Did the same engine offered to the public in 1987 have the ability to do the same minus the restrictions placed on all street cars engines? And yes Im really that ignorant, at least here you wont recognize me in the grocery store and laff....

    mark oshieldsmark oshields2 mesi fa
  • That's burnout vid is of my buddy and his restored sc tbird. That's awesome. He broke the output shaft

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  • Really enjoyed the video. While I agree that the gas crisis hurt the car, I don't think it lacked personality in the 70's, and would have at least liked to see photos of the different generations.

    Tristan ErspamerTristan Erspamer2 mesi fa
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  • I thought they had made it because the corvette just came out and they developed it so fast that they had to unveil a wooden mockup of it and release the actual thing a little while later? (Got that from a book about fords) but I guess it might have been wrong. Idk

    Bryan JamesBryan James2 mesi fa
  • Had to click immediately to learn some more about my 2.3 thunderbird. Aka one of the only ones left on the fucking planet 😂😂

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  • Mid 90s T-bird was super underrated. Had a 5.0l outtabtge fox body mustang and 4 wheel independent suspension.. I had a 92. Thing was awesome..

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    DanDan2 mesi fa
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  • When I used to work at an auction, we loved driving the Thunderbird SC. We called it the Super-Chicken.

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  • love my 2 super charged t-birds Blk 89 auto_SC & Red 94 5spd SC. < *\ //////////|||\\\\\\\\\\ //|\\ FLYIN FAST FLYIN LOW BIRDZ OF PREY THUNDERBIRD SC SUPERCOUPE 4 LIFE

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  • There is a sweet build in there tho. XJ-R drive train is a plug and play drop in. They make LS coilovers, and aero bits, fit them to the thunderbird, take the top off, big wang...

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  • Funnily enough I have a 97 Thunderbird. She's been giving me problems though.

    Glenn PalmerGlenn Palmer3 mesi fa
  • Had a 97 T-Bird, was probably one of the best cars that I owned. It was the car that switched my brother and his family, a tried and true bowtie crew, to purchasing several Mustangs thru the years.

    luser1973luser19733 mesi fa
  • It is ironic that you posted this a month ago because I bought my first car that happens to be a 1964 thunderbird 3 weeks ago

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  • 15:33 I was wondering where that guy went

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  • I said this before and I’ll say it again.... Ford you need to bring this back and crush the Corvette. Don’t bring the t-bird back as a family car bring it back as a Corvette killer.

    Joe KundrickJoe Kundrick3 mesi fa
  • Cant say I've ever enjoyed a YT ad before now.

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  • I threw up at the new Thunderbird... I had a 93. Loved that car.

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  • #thunderchicken

    White Trash Bandit270White Trash Bandit2703 mesi fa
  • You left out the best selling birds. The big birds of the 70s

    Prison MikePrison Mike3 mesi fa
    • 1,000,000 in 3 years is pretty good.

      Prison MikePrison Mike3 mesi fa
  • My neighbor had a BEAUTIFUL purple Tburd Had his Daughters Name Tiara pinstriped on it. Sadly the family fell apart and no idea what ended up with it. -_-

    Andrew WilliamsAndrew Williams3 mesi fa
  • that was the best ad ever

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  • Where's the love for the 7th gen? 77-79, the best selling T-bird ever!

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