National Geographic : 1966 Oct
Better ideas for '67 make Thunderbird,more than ever, America's PersonalLuxury Car: The new four-door Thunderbird. Now two great doors open wide from center to ease you into Amer ica's most-imitated luxury car. The four-door Landau is the newest Thunderbird innovation, and it is quite likely the most elegant perform ance car now in production. Tractable headlamps. Flick the light switch and silent hinges fold back the grille to reveal the Bird's beams. Padded luxury interior trim, center arm rests, deep bucket seats, re tractable front seat-belts, optional six-way power front seats. Tilt-Away steering wheel: it moves over and up to ease you out of the driver's seat, and can be adjusted to nine different driving positions. Mannerly. Riding comfort. New computer tuned separate body-frame construc tion for greater strength, quiet, lower vibration levels; new, soft all-coil suspension system; longer wheelbase, wider tread. Articulated windshield wipers of a new and unique design virtually eliminate unwiped areas, give you broader visibility in rain or snow. Wrap-around sound. The Bird's optional stereo tape player gives you more than an hour of superb hi-fi music from four speakers, on click-in self-winding tape cartridges. The Bird flies with its impressive standard 390-cubic-inch V-8 engine, SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic trans mission (use it as an automatic or play through the gears). And this year you can choose one of the most authoritative engines Ford makes, the 428-cubic-inch V-8, for your Thunderbird. Thunderbird's convenience con trol panel option is your own private data-control center. It flashes red lights to remind you if a door is ajar, to fasten seat-belts, or if fuel is low. A four-way Emergency Flasher sets exterior lights blinking should you have to stop by the roadside at night. Doors lock automatically at 8 m.p.h. Thunderbird '67 Unique In All The World. Thunderbirdfor 1967 has the Ford Motor Company's safety features as standard equipment.