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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Thunderbird
1955 - 2005
This is it, this is the last of the Thunderbird.
|On June 30, 2005, the last Thunderbird was making it's way down the
production line at Wixom. That day, any employee of the Wixom plant
that had worked on the Thunderbird were signing this last Thunderbird,
destined to go to a member of the Ford family. Autographs were made
on the inside fender panels according to
Adrian Clements, including a couple by him. Officially, the car
was completed on July 1, 2005 though there is data showing that it's recorded
build date is July 25. It's vin# is 9337, the highest VIN number assigned
to an 05 T-bird. Interesting to note is that the last 3 Inca
were also completed on July 1.
The color of this last Ford Thunderbird is called Platinum Silver and has the black accent interior. This data has been verified thru records. There will be some controversy though as Ford released another photo of the so called "last Thunderbird"; a picture that was taken on July 1 in the early hours of the work day. This photo shows a Cashmere special edition however it happened to be in the right place at the right time but not the last t-bird on the line. The following will cover the real last Thunderbird. I'll include later on the page, pictures of the Wixom "last T-bird" ceremony, and the picture of the very last Thunderbird built. Above is the inscription on the trim above the glove box of the real last Thunderbird, at least for this era.
Here's the news release from the Bangor
Another view of the last Tbird.(Updated March 2009)
The original of the pdf file is hosted by Roots Web: Fun Fun Fun: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~smokymtnman/ford/funfunfun.html