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2018 Ford Thunderbird Photos & Rumors

Discussion in '2018 Ford Thunderbird' started by tbird, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. tbird

    tbird Super Moderator Staff Member

    We're creating a 2018 Ford Thunderbird Forum area since the rumor mill is heating up after Ford registered a trademark for Thunderbird in May 2016

    You can pretty much rest assured that the two photos seen below that are floating around the internet ARE NOT representative of what the car will actually look like, if Ford even releases the car again. TinyEye reveals that the The Gold/Bronze colored car was first seen in 2014 on a now defunct website NewCarsBlog.com, so we can definitely label that one as fake news.

    We have media access with Ford, and will keep you posted if and when information and real photos are actually available. Right now it is all rumor and speculation.

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    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  2. looks like a camarro
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  3. tbird

    tbird Super Moderator Staff Member

    That's probably what was used and altered for whoever made the fake photos.
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  4. Is this for real?
    JW in Dixie likes this.
  5. This is only speculation, but I believe there are two major factors that determine brands and models. First of course is market trend. Every car model is a gamble, wondering if sales will make it worthwhile. But a second reason, and it's more valid than some may give them credit for, is the ability to adhere to government mandates. Compare the Cadillac XT6 with a Deville of just a few years ago. If you want room, get an SUV. But our new president has relaxed a lot of this, and it may indeed manifest itself in newer, more exciting cars. But just how long will it take to bring such a new car to market? I would venture a guess that Thunderbird will be back, and the first ones may indeed be the Retrobirds, albeit with a facelift and maybe a stronger engine. Timewise, I'm going to guess that it will make its debut in the spring of 2018, as a 2019 model. We'll see.
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  6. Looking forward to it.
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  8. I have two images of a 2018 I just saw last week.

    Attached Files:

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  9. tbird

    tbird Super Moderator Staff Member

    Those are fake too.
  10. I like the red one in a convert.
    Akflyer likes this.
  11. here's hoping for a whole new era!
    bdbask likes this.
  12. Sensei

    Sensei Master Rock Lifetime Donor

    Looks like a merc cougher remade.I'll stick with my 2004 lady.
  14. vinnie

    vinnie Aways Learning Lifetime Donor

    The red one could pass with some minor tweaking (portholes), I think.
    Akflyer likes this.
  15. Quickdraw

    Quickdraw 2004 Member of the Year Lifetime Donor

    Sorry to burst anyone's bubble but right now there are no plans to re-introduce the Thunderbird name in the foreseeable future.
    mustangshar likes this.
  16. Gus Gutz

    Gus Gutz Well-Known Member Lifetime Donor

    Hi Quickdraw, do you have some inside information? With the amount of engineering, tooling, etc. to build a car with a limited market is a bad idea. Cars are just not selling and one like or early 2000's tbird just doesn't make sense.
  17. I did not think so, because Ford just announced they are only making two cars from now
    on. Mustang, and Focus of some crossover model. Every thing else Ford is trucks, and
  18. Much higher profit on trucks and SUV's. But I am surprised that they won't continue to make mid-size vehicles such as the Fusion. I see those EVERYWHERE.
    John Hayman likes this.
  19. Angry Bird

    Angry Bird Angry Bird's 64' Lifetime Donor

    I am afraid you are absolutely correct, Ford has said it loud and clear. They are leaving the sedan market to Japanese and Korean's
    Except for the Mustang, so don't expect to see a new Thunderbird at least not for a long time into the future. The bean counters are in charge now so my guess is that the Thunderbird is dead. I had a discussion with a Ford exec a few years ago and he said that Ford would protect the Thunderbird Mark for future use but had no idea if or when it might be used ever.

    Sorry, I am just happy I have my two (64 & 02) to play with.

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