Five Classic Cars That Don’t Get Enough Attention

Ford Thunderbolt


There were only one hundred Ford Thunderbolts made, so finding one may be tricky. This car combined the lightweight mid-size frame with the engine Ford was using on the Galaxy. This ‘high rise’ 427 cubic-inch V8 engine featuring four barrels was able to deliver up to six hundred horsepower. From the beginning, this car was meant to be driven on the track as it featured many weight saving measures on the front end while remaining street legal. If buyers chose a manual transmission for this car, then the suggested list price was $3,780. Alternatively, an automatic transmission added $200 to the bottom line. The first Ford Thunderbolts featuring a burgundy exterior and a tan interior were built in 1963 for the 1964 sales year.

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