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Posted By: Mark Millar
Posted On: Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM
 
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They tell me the first mock ups looked alot better but Jack Nasser then Ford CEO thought it looked
too American (can't imagine why) so he put his finishing touches on it to Europeanize it and totally ruin it plus 2 years too late.
I am also told he ruined the new Lincoln that was built on the same platform. I cant remember the name but internally it was called the DUE-98 program. Mitsubishi came out with a Lincoln twin (the Diamonte?) at a much lesser price before the Lincoln hit the market.

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Pics: ‘56 and ‘03 Thunderbird comparison by David Knight #25307
I really like the yellow on the original Bird. I love the 55 & 57. I must by Jack Dodds #25307.1
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+1 agree (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25307.1.1.1
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They tell me the first mock ups looked alot better but Jack Nasser then Ford CEO thought it looked by Mark Millar #25307.1.1.2.1
That Lincoln was the LS (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25307.1.1.2.1.1
Same platform with Jaguar uprated and modified engines by John Quilter #25307.1.1.2.1.1.1
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Fred - Attached is a photo of my '55 Bird from the by Ken Smith #25307.2.1.1
T-Bird by Fred Lewis #25307.2.1.1.1
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+1 Agree (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25307.2.2.1
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