This generation has been referred to as the “Glamour Birds” for some time. I reviewed a friend’s immaculate ’71 Landau last year. Not to be confused with the 1964-66, AKA the “Flair Birds.”
2018/03/01 at 7:39 am
It’s too bad about what’s going on at the site I used to write for. What was a nice little community that just liked yakking about old cars is slipping away into a fiefdom. Hell, I’m not the only one who took a powder from there; we could start a club. Oh sure, if you agree with the big cheese, you’ll probably be fine, but heaven forbid you stray from the party line.
It was my own fault. I commented and should have known better…
It’s funny, I’m still in fairly regular contact with most of the old guard over there, (Like Lincoln, I never refer to the competition by name, i.e. “The other luxury car make”) with one large exception, heh! But I rarely visit any more, due to the degrading commentary and content. But recently, there was a post on Thunderbirds, which are a favorite. It was the expected short and sweet post, but I was surprised at the content. “Hey, let’s come up with a name for the 1967-71 Thunderbirds!” Well, it’s common knowledge among T-Bird fans that that generation is known as the “Glamour Bird,” with some specifying the 1970-71 models as “Bunkie Birds” due to their old schnozzola!
Most of the classic Thunderbirds have nicknames: The 1958-60 Squarebirds, 1961-63 Bullet Birds and 1964-66 Flair Birds. But apparently said author of said short and sweet post couldn’t be bothered spending one minute on Google. Or perhaps he simply wanted everyone to join in and come up with a condescending name instead? That would be par for the course. Who knows. At any rate, I foolishly left an innocent comment, seen above, informing them that there was indeed a common term for those T-Birds, and the comment was of course deleted. Lesson learned. Stick to RG, haha!