In 1961 Ford successfully launched the "Bullet Bird" which was designed to reflect the incoming space age.
Described as "Ready for Launch" this Bird looked like it was in flight. It's bullet shaped flanks was a great departure from the prevous Square Bird models. As the car grew larger and heavier and now more luxurious than ever. The interior wrap around dash, large round gauges and sleek console wowed buyers and the car was an instant hit with the automotive Thunderbird enthusiasts.
With a convertible top that could go from overhead to the trunk with the push of a button, automatically the space age was here!
Below is the famous 1963 Thunderbird Italien which sold at Barrette Jackson in 2009 for the handsome price of $600,000.