Why doesn't Ford Division's Steve Lyons show the courage his Ford Motor Co. predecessors showed in 1959 when they killed the Edsel?
Low sales and high dealer inventories will clip the Thunderbird's wings until it becomes the laughing stock of Ford, round No. 2.
If Ford wants to turn on the collectors, it should install a supercharged engine as standard equipment. That would guarantee a Bird worth driving and saving. Horsepower is expected in modern sports cars; the question of merit is: Why didn't Ford do that to start with? Does anyone at Ford remember the Cadillac Allante or the Buick Reatta? Both were beautiful sports cars in search of an engine. Ford should rename the car "Thunderless."
Come on Lyons, show the stockholders some "Bravada" and bury the underpowered Bird in 2003.