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Old 09-24-2011, 02:55 PM
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Via Hemmings, I found this collection on the photo sharing site Fotki of concept car art and photos. They have a couple of section on Thunderbirds, on one drawings and one on prototypes. Very cool stuff, some I've not seen before.

Here's a '58 concept with the design pretty much done, but it's a bit cleaner than the production, especially in the nose. Note the two different head light diameters. Maybe one head light and one turn signal? This one looks like a production '58 with a T-top style roof. Different door trim too. It might explain that infamous image of a roof with a seam in it that folks use to indicate that the Squarebird was intended to be a retractable.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:30 PM
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Doug, thanks for finding that website and posting the links to it. I just looked through all the Tbird stuff. I saw some designs that I would have loved to seen picked as the final version for our Tbirds. I liked the T-top version in one pictures. There were several others, including that blue one with those really neat looking fins on the rear sticking up like that. Then there was the La Galaxie! That was one beautiful, far out, futuristic looking car. I liked it. The turbine prototype with the engine exhaust in the middle was a good one also, I thought. I really enjoyed looking through the pictures, and like you, there were a lot that I had not seen before. Thanks for sharing! I bookmarked it. This is the concept car I really liked. I will see if I can get a bigger pic of it. I tried to downsize that pic but could not get it all in view. So here are two shots of it, front and then rear.
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Awesome site, who knew there were that many concepts back in 61' - thanks for sharing.
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