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Consumer Reports October 1955 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Ford Thunderbird

Discussion in '1955 - 1966 Classic Ford Thunderbird' started by tbird, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. tbird

    tbird Forum Moderator Staff Member

    I was able to obtain a copy of the October 1955 Consumer reports magazine from eBAY that featured a review on the Chevrolet Corvette vs. the Ford Thunderbird. Very interesting, nobody at the time of this writing knew these two cars would end up being iconic! You can download a printable PDF file here or at the bottom of the page in attachments. Let us know your thoughts!

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  2. Excellent reading, thank You
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  3. Thanks for the interesting read. Had Chevy used the then new ball joint suspension on the 55 corvette, I'd bet the ride and handling would have been way better. Still, after 60+ odd years, the T-bird still gets my vote.
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    CSPIDY Active Member Lifetime Donor

    Great article, the two cars were closer in performance and handling than I would have believed.
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  5. Jack D

    Jack D Member VIP Donor

    Thanks for sharing. While a few negatives were noted, the enjoyment I get from my 55 Bird overcomes them - Thanks
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  6. tbird

    tbird Forum Moderator Staff Member

    What negatives stood out to you and do you agree with them?

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