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2002 to 2005 Thunderbird Memorabilia
1999  to 2011
N.F.S. --  No item listed on this page is for sale - this is for your information only.

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Click on highlighted text below to view photos of items.    This page may take some time to download all of the thumbnails - I will be splitting up this page eventually because of the # of photos.
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CATEGORY TYPE YEAR PHOTO DESCRIPTION
BOOKS top . . .
. Ford Thunderbird by Roy Bacon 2000 History of Thunderbirds in photos, ending with a couple of pictures of the Concept Thunderbird
. Dealer's Showroom Portfolio Book 11/2000 Black Aluminum Cover with slanted porthole window; glossies of cars; interiors; large & heavy = 19.5 inches wide x 11.5 inches high
. Canadian Dealer's Showroom Portfolio Book 2001 Same large format brochure on heavy  glossy cardstock but NO metal covers - 18"x11" (photo shows this brochure & Canadian brochure below)
.. T-Bird - 45 Years of Thunder 2000 by John Gunnell & James T. Lenzke - 2nd Edition new Thunderbird
on cover; chapter on concept & chapter on it's diecast
. 2002 Thunderbird- book
by Michael Lamm
2001 Development of the concept & 2002 Thunderbird, History of the Thunderbird; memorabilia of the classic & Thunderbird racing history. - from Lamm-Morada Publishers [Ed. note: some of my pics are in this book] The hardcover MSRP is $40 
. Ford Source Book 2001 2000 .
.  Ford Source Book 2002 2001 Covers all Ford 2002 Models with special section for the Thunderbird - see next item
. Source book insert Details features of the Thunderbird  for the Ford salesman's Source book - 27 pages
Cover variation
. Ford Source Book 2003 2002 . Covers all Ford 2003 Models with special section for the Thunderbird
. Ford Source Book 2004 2003 . Covers all Ford 2004 Models with special section for the Thunderbird
. Ford Source Book 2005 2004 . Covers all Ford 2005 Models with special section for the Thunderbird
. Ford Upholstery Book 2002 2001 . Upholstery samples for 2002 Ford models -Used by your Ford salesman - actual samples of the material & colors used in the 2002 Thunderbird
. Ford Upholstery Book 2003 2002 . Upholstery samples for 2003 Ford models
. Ford Upholstery Book 2004 2003 . Upholstery samples for 2004 Ford models
. Ford Upholstery Book 2005 2004 . Upholstery samples for 2005 Ford models
. Workshop Manuals for 2002 2001 Thunderbird Workshop manual set for the mechanic, 2 Volume set available from Helm Inc.
. Electrical Workshop manual for 2002 2001 . 2002 Thunderbird Electrical manual for the mechanic available from Helm Inc.
. CD Service Manual 2001 monthly Service Information for the Ford mechanic on CD
. Workshop Manual for 2003 2002 2003 Thunderbird Workshop manual for the mechanic available from Helm Inc.
. electrical Workshop manual for 2003 2002 2003 Thunderbird Electrical manual for the mechanic available from Helm Inc.
. Workshop Manual for 2004 2003 2004 Thunderbird Workshop manual for the mechanic available from Helm Inc.
. electrical Workshop manual for 2004 2003 . 2004 Thunderbird Electrical manual for the mechanic available from Helm Inc.
. Workshop Manual for 2005 2004 2005 Thunderbird Workshop manual for the mechanic available from Helm Inc.
. electrical Workshop manual for 2005 2004 2005 Thunderbird Electrical manual for the mechanic available from Helm Inc.
. Thunderbird Chronicles 2001 By Consumer Guide journalists - pictorial history of the Thunderbird with last chapter on the concept and the 2002 including the Neiman Marcus edition
. Caring for a Legend - The George Watts Story 2001 . by Larry Kooiman; about the owner of the "first" production Thunderbird and his collection of special later model T-birds.  Back cover has photos of the Concept Thunderbird 
. Retrofuturism: The Car Design of J. Mays 2002 Retrofururism hardcover catalog of exhibit - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, opened "Retrofuturism: The Car Design of J Mays," the first-ever museum exhibition devoted to the work of an American car designer.  cover shows door handle of Thunderbird
. The Story of Ford Thunderbirds by David K Wright, 2002 . published by Gareth Stevens Publishing; small book with photos of the various body styles thru the years ending with a yellow 02. 24 pages - 8"x8"
. Modern Automotive Technology by James Duffy 2003 School books on auto repair - noted only because the retro is used on the cover and title page.  Also Workbook and Teacher's Book.
. Ford Accessory Catalog 2003/4 . 2004 Ford Mustang and Thunderbird Accessories catalog -red on cover
. Standard Catalog of® Thunderbird 1955-2004 2004 Standard Catalog of® Thunderbird 1955-2004 - by John Gunnell 
. Movie Book 2004 . For Thunderbirds the Movie - faux leather covered book with photos from the movie, in white "fur" lined pink box
. Magazine 2004 . @ Ford - article on Thunderbirds movie vehicle FAB 1 - page 11 plus poster
. Children's Book
Ultimate Cars ~ Thunderbird by Sheila Rivera
2004 Short history of each era of the Ford Thunderbird.  Cover with 02 yellow Thunderbird. published by ABDO Daughters
. Thunderbird Fifty Years by Alan Tast 2004 . Thunderbird Fifty Years by Alan Tast, photos by David Newhardt 192 pages - last chapter on 2002-2005 Thunderbird
new addition
08/2010
MUSCLE CARS, the legend lives on
from Igloo Publishing; printed in India
2005 Comes in at least two sizes, 12x12, 7x7: Red  hardbound cover, Thunderbird article pages 104-109.  Starts with the early Thunderbird and has several pictures of the concept & the 02 (edition Performance Cars 300)
. The Book of the Ford Thunderbird 2007 . by Brian Long
. From the Scap Heap to the Concours D'Elegance 2008 By James A. Youngs, Thunderbird Project Manager, retired; Documentation of the Thunderbird Supercharger program, the model, demise of program and rescue of the preproduction model. Hardbound.  Very limited edition. Not available at retail.
Legendary American Cars, 2004
2007reprint
 by Matt Delorenzo, published by Edizzoni White Star.
BROCHURES top . . .
. Thunderbird Brochure 1999? . Motor Trend cover & article from 03/99  -for salesmen's use - double fold brochure - folds out to 10.5"x 23" - unknown when reprinted for sales
. Dealer's Pre production Brochure Sept 2000 . Shows all 5 colors coming out; glossy paper: one of inside pages: thunderbird blue
. Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog Aug 2000 . .Two pages for the Neiman Marcus Special Edition - ordering information for September 25 orders for the NM - only 200 would be available.  Sold out in 2.25 hours.
. Booklet 1999 or
2000
. "Ford Brand Power & You" - 5 1/2"X 8" booklet, 8 pages - appears to be a Ford dealers conventioon booklet - 3rd page has photo of concept t-bird & short article about it's "strong brand image"
. Show Poster - brochure 2001 . Tri fold - opens to large black 2002 Thunderbird. other side has info and red 2002 Thunderbird
. Dealer Launch Binder. 2001 .. 3-ring binder with "porthole" cover (popular feature that Ford is capitalizing on); hints for salesmen on selling this car (as if it's really needed!!)
. Canadian Dealer's Brochure 2001 .. 5 pages, black car on cover, Title: "It's Time to Take Flight"
. Routebook . small booklet for those taking the Mystery Drive - 4 pages with fold slots inside front & back covers for route directions
. 2002 Brochure 2001 . Large,10 (20) page dealer brochure with red rear quarter on cover; large photos on partial fold outs, of each car with hardtop options. last page has OEM and real COLOR PAINT CHIPS!  Color is great in this brochure! 11"x12"
. Exam Booklet for Certified Professionals - Ford Motor Company 2001 . Test - product knowledge for 2002 Thunderbird for salesmen - 25 questions - expires August 31, 20022 [[note - just came out]
. Flyer 2001 . Thunderbird Collection brochure for dealers
. 2002 Brochure 2001 . 2002 Show brochure, 8"x11"  4 (8) pages
. First Ordering Guide
for the 2002
Oct/Nov 2000 . 11/01/00    Dealer's option sheets for ordering the 2002 Thunderbird (I do have a copy of this but not scanned yet)
Guide used to order Thunderbird - 5 pages
. Ordering Guide 2003 2002/2003 .
. Ordering Guide 2004 2003/2004 .
. Ordering Guide 2005 .
. Diecast Brochure 2001 . White Rose Advertisement for their College sports series models.
. Brochure from Canada 2001 .. Very similar to first brochure (Dealer's Pre production Brochure) in 2000.  Cover is like the Portfolio Book above. 9"x9".  Cover Looks like digital reprint of first brochure with added "Ford , expect more" phrase on back cover.  Wheels have been retouched (deglossed) since chrome was not available in Canada.
. Poster/brochure, Chinese 2001 . Printed by Ford of Canada, backside is  Ford car brochure , Front has the BLUE t-bird like the larger Canadian poster listed near the top - - 17"x21"
. Program Book Jan. 2002 . Detroit Show - NAIAS
. Program book Jan. 2002 . Chicago Auto Show - transparent view on cover of program
. Canadian Brochure 2002 . Ford of Canada - Ford brochure showing all models - 2 pages/model - in French & English
. Diecast Flyer 2002 . Sales flyer from New York Toy show - shows coral sand "James Bond" edition 2002 Thunderbird by ?? - due this fall??
. brochure 2002 . Wixom Assembly Plant - welcome brochure; small t-bird photo 
. brochure 2002 .. Diecast brochure for the James Bond models - sales brochure for Ford dealers
. Brochure 2002 . At Revlon display at drugstore (CVS) not at Target, small pamphlet for sweepstakes, has front picture of  blue Thunderbird.  Display has Bond 007 logos, no car.  "Get the Jinx look"
. Diecast Brochure 2002 . Ford brochure for the 2 RC models(Jag and Aston Martin) and the diecast Thunderbird advertising the 007 movie "Die another Day" [HAVE SEEN 2 DIFFERENT COVERS]
. 2003 Brochure 2002 . "Ford No Boundaries" - 14 pages, 2003 Thunderbird, Mustang Mach 1 and  GT
. 2003 Brochure 2002 . 2003 Ford Showroom sales brochure - shows the new  colors and interiors plus 2-page photo of each color car
(if you are getting an 03 model, be sure to pick up this brochure for your files) (thank you to Don Davis Auto Group for sending me the brochure)
. "Hero" Card 2002 . Ford advertising for the 007 Special Edition
. Franchise Brochure 2002/03 . Silver Diner with red 02 artwork on cover
. 2003 Brochure 2003 . Personalized 2003 Thunderbird brochure from Ford's Thunderbird website - was available for the 03 model year - waas mailed to you with your name on several different pages.  See below for a new 04 personalized brochure.
. Retractable Roof Brochure 2003 . from Valmet, showing concept of retractable roof t-bird made in Finland- 12 pages with photos
. 2004 Brochure 2003 . 2004 Ford Thunderbird brochure - available at dealers
. 2004 Brochure 2003 . 2004 Legends brochure - Show brochure with Mustang, Thunderbird and Ford GT, 20 pages 8.5"x11"
. 2004 Brochure 2003/4 . 2004 Personalized brochure from Ford's Thunderbird website - click on their "brochure" button near top of their main Thunderbird  (find on my links page) and personalize your own brochure.
. 04 PCR "Hero" Card 2003 . 2004 Pacific Coast Roadster 2004 Ford thunderbird dealer information card - 2 sided with photo of PCR at seaside
. 2004 Canadian Brochure 2003/4 . Canadian all-Ford autos brochure includes silver Thunderbird on pages 10-11
. Ad Card 2004 . Red 04 with reflection of red 04 - 8.5x11 - backside is blank -  from press kit??
. 2004 Brochure 2004 . 2004 Ford Thunderbird brochure - "effective 03/01/04" - shows the silver blue #04-TBRCAT - Also includes the PCR information. 
. 2004 Canadian Brochue 2004 . Canadian 2004 Ford Thunderbird  brochure CT04-01 only includes photo-graphics of the silver, black and vintage mint green & interior shot of sand interior.  Cover shows merlot nose.
. 2005 50th Anniversary Brochure 2005 Ford dealer sales brochure - released late August; 11"x8" - Bronze on cover; 50th Anniversary 2005 Thunderbird brochure
. 2005 Brochure 2004 . released September 04 - Auto Show brochure for the 2005 Thunderbird
. 2005 Canadian Brochure 2004 From Ford of Canada - 3 fold Sales brochure - front and back - color samples of body color and interior
. Flyer 2004 Ford collection flyer advertising their website - DSB 03 and buckskin tan 56 on one side
. Pamphlet 2004 Sam's Club Auto Buying Program quarterly pamphlet has small red t-bird on cover
. 2005 Canadian brochure 2004 . Ford of Canada - 2005 car/truck brochure; thunderbird on page 6
. 2005 card Brochure 2004
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Hero Card for 2005 Limited Edition, cashmere. 8.5"x11", 2 sides
MAGAZINES .see Magazine lists . . .
OTHER . . . .
. Comic Strip 11/2000 Ted Dawson's strip "Spooner" for November 28, 2000
. Graphics 11/2005 Red 05 Tbird printed inside a truck/trailer 50th Anniversary set for the '55 Thunderbird.  Sets put out by Getty Oil and LukOil as a promotional during the Christmas season 2005.  Diecast Model in trailer is a '55 on a turntable (could be replaced by a small diecast Retrobird if one wanted to)
. Mailbox Topper 2008 Steel Thunderbird silhouette. laser cut.
. Welcome Sign 2008 . Steel Thunderbird silhouette with the word "Welcome" below car.  laser cut
. Jewelry ad 01/11/09 Ad in Detroit News for jewelry using red retro tbird diecast as a background prop
Route 66 Ad brochure / Map 2014 Missouri US66 "Get your Kicks in the Birthplace of Route 66,"  small photo with Merlot and Vintage Mint Green Tbirds in front of Steak and Shake Drive-In in Springfield, MO.
OWNERS
GUIDES
top . . .
. Preliminary Owner's Guide . . Draft of the new Owner's Guide for the 2002
. Ford Microfiche film 2001
2002
2003
2004
. Ford Parts microfiche for new Thunderbird (this is one that will definitely get updated as the months pass by) #14 in Ford set; of course a microfiche reader is a must.  monthly updates
POSTCARDS top . . .
. First Postcard Jan 1999 Oversized; picture of yellow Concept with B&W background including 2 1955 Thunderbirds - given out at shows throughout the year.  Photo shows front and back of card.
. Red Concept Postcard  Aug 1999 standard size - Woodward Dream Cruise promo
. promo card 1999 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the yellow Concept Thunderbird; 5"x7" with Ford Explorer photo on back - possibly part of a press kit?
new find Dealer promo card 2000 . picture of  "2001" Ford Thunderbird in yellow.  Ad for Ford Credit on back
. 3 postcards 2001 promos at shows
. postcards 2002 . Booklet of 6 postcards from Ford celebrating Ford's 100 years - red 02 T-bird on inside cover
. postcards 2002 blue 02 and red 02 - part of series for Ford's Living Legends Tour 2002
. Postcards 2002
Canadian email postcards - Available from Canada's Ford Thunderbird website in 2002 to send to friends.  I tried to get one sent to me but it didn't happen.
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. Postcard 2002 Ford Dealer's postcard sent to customers
. Card 2001 for Rolling Thunder Event in Canada - entry # for Sweepstakes on back
. Card 2001 Invitation to Rolling Thunder Events in Canada
. postcard 2002 Another James Bond movie promotional item with a coral thunderbird in the lower corner and James Bond reflected in porthole window
. Postcard 2004 Pennsylvania Travel Guide postcard with red 02 sporting a hard tonneau cover
. Oversize Postcard 2004 advertising a show 'n shine in Birmingham, MI - Thunderbird emblem graphics - Cruisin' Legends - Mustang & Ford, August 20, 2004
. Oversize Postcard 2004

back of card

Invitation to the Miami presentation of the 2005 special edition Thunderbird on November 17, 2004
PRESS KITS
MEDIA KITS
top . . .
. THE original Press Kit Jan 1999 . Contained, a yellow glossy folder with Porthole window viewing a CD with all the press info; 6 slides; 3 press release info booklets; a foreign language translation 3.5" floppy disk; AND a 1/18 scale Inspiration Yellow model of the car with removable hardtop presented in a glossy yellow box embellished with the new Thunderbird emblem.  All handed out in semi-clear plastic carry bag emblazoned with the Thunderbird Emblem. Only 250 *of these kits were handed out however some of these kits were also handed out at the Chicago Auto Show later that month, date was changed on the yellow diecast  box

.* as related by a source at the time

. Standard Press Kit for 1999 Jan 1999 . Contained a yellow glossy folder with Porthole window viewing a CD with all the press info; 6 slides; 3 press release info booklets; 
. Mouse Pad Jan 1999 . Another Press item; yellow Concept
. Business Card CD 01/05/99 . press releases
. Magnet 1999 . Red Concept car - 2"x3.5"
. Press Kit Heritage 05/01/00 . Thunderbird history book; 5 slides, folder, CD with photos
. Ford.Press Kit 2001 . Los Angeles Auto Show 2001 - Contains press releases for the Neiman Marcus Thunderbird and other Ford autos; along with color slides of the NM and others. In blue folder
. Press Kit Thunderbird Sport Roadster  2001 .. Black folder with red rose cutout; CD; 3 slides
. Press Kit The 2002 Thunderbird 2001 . Another presentation piece given to press at the Detroit Auto Show debut on January 8, 2001.  Again, limited quantities. Gray box with 1/43 scale model in one of the 5 colors presented - mounted on plastic disk with new Thunderbird emblem; CD and CD case; 6 slides, 120 page book - all slide into compartment below model - 9"x9"
. Ford Program Booklet
Detroit Auto Show
2001 Showcasing Ford's latest including the 2002 Thunderbird
. Press Kit - Milwaukee Show 2001 .. Covers all the car manufacturers at the show. Red Concept on cover; color photo of Neiman Marcus edition.
. Living Legends CDs/Mystery Drive CDs 2001 . set of 2 CDs from Ford; one with  music, one with photos; in small folder; passed out at Living Legend media tour stops at various Ford dealers or other spots around the country & Canada.  Also passed out on Mystery Drives
. Living Legends Media kit 2001 , Thunderbird Blue Folder w/4  press releases - Thunderbird, Mustang Bullit, Ford Focus; photo CD, 3 sheets of photo thumbnails from CD
. Press Kit 2001 . 2001 Tokyo Motor Show,  Thunderbird &Mustang Bullitt & Focus; CD; 24 glossy pages of information on the Thunderbird
. Press Kit 2001 . Ford press kit issued at South Florida International Auto Show in Miami in October 2001; contains press releases and 3 slides including 1 of the 2002 Thunderbird
. Press Kit 2002 . Living Legends 2002 summer tour with CD
. Press Release 2002 . Saleen/Bonspeed Custom - 5x7photo and 2 pages of press info on the Saleen/Bonspeed custom T-bird
Press CD 2002
(for 2004)
SALEEN 2002 Product Information  for their custom Thunderbird (program was cancelled but they tried).  Introduced at the 2002 SEMA show (Fall 2002) for release in 2004.
. Press Kit 2002 . 2002 fall SEMA show - press kit with CD for Ford GT, Mustang Mach 1, and the  Thunderbird
. "Hero" Card 2002 . Ford advertising for the 007 Special Edition
. Press Literature 2002/2003 . 2003 Product Information  guide for Ford, Mercury, Lincoln models - short summaries of each model includinng 4 pages for the Thunderbird with pictures.    Wire bound inside cover; includes CD
. Press Kit 2003 . Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, January 03, cover shows concept supercharger and the 007 model, includes CD with photos of concept supercharger Thunderbird and the James Bond Halle Berry Ford Thunderbird plus press sheets with info on both cars and other Ford models.
. Press Literature 2003/4 . 2004 Product Information  guide for Ford, Mercury, Lincoln models - short summaries of each model includinng 4 pages for the Thunderbird with pictures.   . Wire bound inside cover; includes CD
. Movie Promo Kit 2004 For Thunderbirds the Movie - includes photo CD with the custom FAB1 Thunderbird AND a bright pink 03 Ford Thunderbird - Ford sponsored cars in movie
. 2005 special edition press kit 2004 On November 5 at Wixom and on November 17 in Miami, the participants invited to  view the unveiling of the 2005 special edition were given:
1-  50th anniversary press kit including CD, press printouts, in folder 
2- Special Edition card with exclusive features listed  on the backside and 2005 special edition on front. 

3-A 50th anniversary poster ('55 tire to tire with an upside down '05, or vice versa).
4-reprint of a 1955 pamphlet with black, red and thunderbird blue graphics
5- diecast car left over from the Thunderbird collection sets
6- book ends left over from the Thunderbird collection sets
. Press Literature 2004/5 .  2005 Product Information  guide for Ford, Mercury, Lincoln models - short summaries of each model including 4 pages for the Thunderbird with pictures.   Wire bound inside cover; includes CD
VIDEOS/DVDs top . . .
. .Video - Hot Sheet Training video 2001 . 90 minutes of tape for Ford salesmen covering highlights & heritage of car plus question & answer period
. video - Dealer Launch Video 2001 . 20 minutes of video tape on the 2002 Thunderbird
. Video 2001 . History Channel release in September "Ultimate Autos: Thunderbird"
note: Motor Trend has also produced programs about the Thunderbird
. video 2001 . Motor Week program #
. Music Video 2002 . Toby Keith music video - used Thunderbird in some scenes
. Movie - Cat in the Hat 2004 .  released March 16, 2004 - lots of footage of a yellow 02 - DVD & video tape
. Video - Rides - Chip Foose 2003 . Rides - Covers Chip Foose's transformation of a yellow 02 into his custom T-bird - Speedbird

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Data on this page was found by watching ebay, visiting and participating in Thunderbird forums, emails from friends,  and just luck running across an item in the store.


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