Amazing Photos of the Third Generation of the Ford Thunderbird, 1961-1963 – Design You Trust

Amazing Photos of the Third Generation of the Ford Thunderbird, 1961-1963

The third generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a personal luxury car produced by Ford for the 1961 to 1963 model years. It featured new and much sleeker styling (done by Bill Boyer) than the second generation models. Sales were strong, if not quite up to record-breaking 1960, at 73,051 including 10,516 convertibles.


A new, larger 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE-series V8 was the only engine available (in 1961). The Thunderbird was 1961’s Indianapolis 500 pace car, and featured prominently in US President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade, probably aided by the appointment of Ford executive Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense. It shared some styling cues with the much smaller European Ford Corsair.

It was replaced by the 4th generation Thunderbird for model year 1964. Here is a set of amazing photos of the third generation of the Ford Thunderbird (1961-1963).

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

An Artist Creates Images Of Banknotes Generated From The Bitcoin Blockchain
Portraits of Lovely Ladies Featured on the Covers of Radio Control Modeler Magazines From the 1970s and 1980s
Moscow Visited by Titan the Robot
Me My Dog And I: 30 Lovely Vintage Jack Russell Photographs
Matt Lipps' Carefully Constructed Photographic Tableaus
Fifteen Young Women About to Break the World Record for Passengers in a Mini, 1966
Vintage Photographs Of Welsh Coracle Men With Their Catch Of Fish In The Early 20th Century
A Car For The Jet Age: Cool Pics Of The 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket
Artist Documents The Best License Plates That People Have Spotted On Cars
Bulgarian Stray Cat Get Bionic Legs
Cool Snaps That Show Bedroom Walls In The 1980s
The Albee Rolligon: An Innovative Transport Truck From the 1950s
Artist Designs Classic Cars Inspired By Exotic Wild Animals
Steve Jobs iPhone 4 Hard Case Covers on Sale. WTF?
Cool Pics That Show Fashion Styles of the ’80s Young Women
Groundbreaking iPhone 5 Concept Shots: Will New iPhone Look Like This?
Face Mask: The Evolution Of Protective Gear In Photos
Edwardian London as Seen Through the Eyes of an Unknown Russian Tourist in 1909
Beautiful Colorized Photos of a Young Queen Elizabeth II From the 1930s and 1940s
Amazing Vintage Photos of Françoise Hardy on the Set of ‘Grand Prix’ in1966
This AI-Based App Turns People Into Cartoon Characters
Haunted Faces Of The World War One Brought To Life In Striking Colorized Images By Mario Unger
Vintage Photographs of Christine Keeler Posing in a Swimsuit on a Beach in Spain and France, 1963
Photographer Dieter Klein Captures The Nostalgic Beauty Of Abandoned Cars Across The Europe And United States