Last of the big birds, the sixth generation Ford Thunderbird made its debut around fall of 1971 with its 1972 model.

A true heavy weight champ, equipped with a 460 cu in (7.5L) V8 the 1976 Thunderbird came weighing in at close to 5,000 pounds. It was considered the largest Thunderbird ever produced, sharing the body and frame of the Lincoln Mark IV.

Branded as a personal luxury car the 1976 Thunderbird Limited Bordeaux Luxury Group edition included standard features like automatic transmission, power front disc brakes, power side windows, solid-state ignition and air conditioning to name a few goodies.

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This survivor looks amazing with a striking original silver metallic paint scheme and an impressive rich deep red interior and silver accents.

Ford continued making Thunderbirds up until July 1, 2005, but it is the earlier generations that would leave a lasting mark on the automotive landscape.

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