Ask DJ Lyons: Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Do you like vintage cars?

As of 2009, I discovered that I am a fan of vingage cars. My husband and I happened upon a car show being held in the downtown area of Greeneville, Tennessee. This area is 20 minutes from our home.

As I walked around viewing all these cars, I happened upon this lovely light-green vintage car. I could really picture a couple out on a date back in the 50's. As you look at the picture below, can't you imagine the characters from the movie called "Grease" sitting in this car at the drive-in movie theater?

Join me for a little flight of fancy. The daughter of the owner of this car loves all shades of bllue and green. She has blue-green eyes and especially loves the color of her father's car. One day, she talks her father into letting her take this car for a drive.

First, she goes shopping. She goes to a dress store and buys a lovely dress the exact same shade of this car. She next goes to a shoe store and has some shoes died to match the color of her dress. After that, she visits the hair dresser. Even though she knows she is driving a convertible and her hair could easily blow out-of-place, she gets her hair especially done. She pulls out a filmy-kind of see-through scarf that she can use to tie down her hair if it becomes necessary.

She then goes home and puts on her make-up: foundation, lipstick, mascara, eye liner, and blush. The last thing she applies is some eye shadow that further highlights the color of her eyes.

Finally, the time has come. She puts on her new dress and her new shoes. Her hair and make-up look great. Then she walks out to the car and stands beside it. Her proud parents take pictures of her before she leaves.

Then off she goes to pick up first her best girlfriend. Then she goes to pick up her best girlfriend's boyfriend. Then she goes to pick up her own boyfriend. She preens and glows as she receives compliments galore about how good she looks.

They drive around downtown for awhile. She receives further compliments about the color of her father's car and how perfectly she is dressed to match. Finally, they end up at the drive-in movie theater and have a great time watching the movie, people-watching the other couples, and eating popcorn and drinking Coco Cola's.

Finally, the movie is over. They cruise broad for a little while longer. Then she takes the other couple home first. Then she and her boyfriend drive around a bit more before she has to drop him off as well. After all, they all have a curfew that they must observe.

Did you enjoy my little Flight of Fancy? I know I did.

Click FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE to watch a 20-second video of this car. This might help you imagine that girl and her friends riding around inside this pretty car.

As for some solid facts, when was a Ford Thunderbird Convertible produced?

According to Thunderbird Concepts.com, that includes a lot of Thunderbird history content, "It entered into production as a two-seater, 'personal luxury car', in 1955 and continued to be produced until 1997."

Also, you can check out some videos of other vintage Ford cars.

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1960 Ford car commercial

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