I’m on the record as a fan of the first-gen T-bird, but Ford went all-in with the gingerbread and ruined it for the ’58 redesign – which was of course far more successful at the time than the prettier, simpler ’55-’57 cars. This white example is comparably priced for similar cars of the era, but man there is a lot going on here. Between the multiple character lines down the side and hood to the fins and jet-age bullets on the doors, I don’t see anything that’s in harmony. Couple that with the very formal roofline, and it looks like the car is arguing with itself. It might be the nicest 1959 Thunderbird around, but I’d take a more expensive earlier car any day.
August 5, 2013
As Seen on Craigslist – 1959 Ford Thunderbird