Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

"Deluxe" Dealer Brochure

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • "Deluxe" Dealer Brochure

    A big thanks to Marco (DutchBird) for locating an outstanding example of the 16 page 60 Thunderbird "deluxe" dealer brochure for me. I bounced around about the purchase long enough that the seller reduced the price by 10% and that's all it took. Got it in the mail today and have been looking it over for an hour now. Great pics and info.

    Some things I notice in the brochure that tell us a little about the manufacture process and dealer installed options are:

    - None of the cars shown in the brochure have A/C although it is listed on the options page. You would think that that would be shown to sell the option.
    - A convertible shown has a radio with the trunk mount antenna - no blank plate or antenna on the fender so it appears it could be ordered from the factory that way.
    -A close-up of a hard top shows no day/night mirror but is listed as standard equipment - you would think that by '60 they would have those day/night mirrors on the photo cars. Also listed as standard were the clock, dome or courtesy lights, cigarette lighter, coat hooks...etc.
    - The visored mirrors are listed as optional as well as Adjust-o-rings. The visored mirrors in the brochure are shown the the fender and an Adjust-o-ring is shown on the door.
    - Glove box and Luggage lights are listed as an option.
    - Did you know you could get a white Tbird with a blue roof? There are "Nineteen rich single colors for the exterior....15 harmononizing interior trims....3 distinctive convertible top colors.. and no less than 56 two tone hardtop combinations." I never knew there were so many color options.

    Lots of fun looking at this brochure - if you ever get a chance to pick one up I would recommend it.

    Thanks Marco!
    Eric
    registry 5347

  • #2
    Can you possible scan it and put the pics up here?
    sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

    Comment


    • #3
      Eric, I second Anders request for some scanned pics.
      Best Birding,
      Jed Zimmerman
      '58HT and '48 Dodge Panel in MN
      Thunderbird Registry #3810 VTCI#7652
      sigpic

      Comment


      • #4
        Some of the advertisements are spread across 2 pages and my scanner is only 11x17 so until I have time to scan and photoshop them together here are some pics. I think most of the ad's were/are available in individual ads or parts of the fold-out brochures. This "deluxe" brochure has it all in one booklet with color options on the back page and lots of fun info like "owner testimonials". I paid $45 for mine to give you an idea of what to expect to pay for one but I think I got a really good price. Probably the most expensive 16 page book I've ever bought but you know how us car guys are when it comes to our favorite model.

        Eric
        registry 5347















        Last edited by DKheld; December 9th, 2009, 08:13 PM. Reason: missed a page

        Comment


        • #5
          WOW! kewl, thanks for taking your time to scan all of those. I wonder if there is a similar brochure available for the '58 Bird?
          Best Birding,
          Jed Zimmerman
          '58HT and '48 Dodge Panel in MN
          Thunderbird Registry #3810 VTCI#7652
          sigpic

          Comment


          • #6
            They are available for the '58 - Dutchbird has one and has reported to have seen one for the '59 so I believe they are available for all 3 years. You have to shop carefully for the '60 because there is a fold out 4 page brochure with the same front picture - probably the same with the others.

            Eric

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by DKheld View Post
              I paid $45 for mine to give you an idea of what to expect to pay for one but I think I got a really good price. Probably the most expensive 16 page book I've ever bought but you know how us car guys are when it comes to our favorite model.
              Probably your best ever spended 45 bucks

              THANKS for sharing. Love every part of it!
              sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
              http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Ca58tbird View Post
                WOW! kewl, thanks for taking your time to scan all of those. I wonder if there is a similar brochure available for the '58 Bird?
                Hi Jed,

                At your service:
                Attached Files

                Comment


                • #10
                  Even though I own a '60 that '58 brochure is on my Santa list for next year - it's just great.

                  Eric

                  Comment


                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Ca58tbird View Post
                    Eric, I second Anders request for some scanned pics.
                    Sorry for doing it in two times/replies, had some troubles with resizing and posting them.
                    I hope you have an idea Jed, if you want a better scan please PM me.

                    Originally posted by DKheld View Post
                    A big thanks to Marco (DutchBird) for locating an outstanding example of the 16 page 60 Thunderbird "deluxe" dealer brochure for me.
                    Lots of fun looking at this brochure - if you ever get a chance to pick one up I would recommend it.

                    Thanks Marco!
                    Eric
                    registry 5347
                    Hi Eric,

                    Thanks for your kind words, but that's what Squarebirds is all about in my opinion:
                    Help.......Advise.......Share.......Suggest.......Fill...... .Etc,etc,etc.......

                    (Your fun is my pleasure!)

                    Comment


                    • #12
                      Marco, thanks so much for showing us the 58 brochure. I'll copy and save those pics you had sent so I know what to look for and purchase. I did some internet searching last night and found several for sale for between $25-$35 USD. All of them were footnoted with *small version. Now that I have seen your pics, I know what the small version is. It isn't as large as the '60 brochure. Thanks again!
                      Best Birding,
                      Jed Zimmerman
                      '58HT and '48 Dodge Panel in MN
                      Thunderbird Registry #3810 VTCI#7652
                      sigpic

                      Comment


                      • #13
                        Brochures for Export Cars

                        All right, here's my Xmas request: 22+ years ago when I was studying in Europe I was shown a '58 T-bird brochure in English which had info on the export version with the 332/Ford-O-Matic. I've been looking for one ever since. Anybody got one, or similar ones for '59 and '60? Or any auf Deutsch?
                        Alan H. Tast AIA, LEED AP BD+C
                        Technical Director/Past President, Vintage Thunderbird Club Int'l.
                        Author, "Thunderbird 1955-1966" & "Thunderbird 50 Years"

                        Comment


                        • #14
                          Am I wrong, or did Ford use the same characters from the '58 brochure for the '59 brochure !? Like they had Photoshop back then....
                          Attached Files
                          sigpic
                          Mike Lemmon
                          '59 Raven Black Hardtop

                          http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=2461

                          Comment


                          • #15
                            Thanks

                            Marco,
                            Thanks so much for taking the time to scan this! On the engine page is a picture of a T-bird like my Yellowbird.

                            Leonard

                            Originally posted by fomoco59 View Post
                            Am I wrong, or did Ford use the same characters from the '58 brochure for the '59 brochure !? Like they had Photoshop back then....
                            sigpic

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X