In fairness, while the title may excite some, it’s not completely accurate the long line of T-Birds is pretty much done for.

Ford Thunderbird Hardtop Roadster Concept

Ford Thunderbird Hardtop Roadster Concept

While this is a sketch for now, it is most likely that it will remain a sketch forever as Ford has no official plans on it.

Ford may not be in a rush to bring back the Thunderbird to its lineup but this hasn’t stopped a Brazilian designer named Eduardo Oliveira from giving it a go and adding a bit of a modern touch.

Actually, quite a lot of a modern touch has been added and that Hardtop Roadster is such a practical idea it almost clashes with the idea of being retro.

Besides that the front end I find looks quite handsome and I’m pretty confident people will take a liking in the way the rear side is a retro-futuristic take on the original 1954-1957 model’s rear section.

Then again, this car is also a bit of a love or hate car, which is good in general but i think it sort of clashes with the Ford Thunderbird philosophy.

As a concept, poster, or styling exercise it works quite well, not sure about a real production version but the way it is, it just … works.

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  1. Ryan said :
    October 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    It is really modern, definetly a beautiful car, but for it to sell, I believe Thunderbird should return to the four seater it became in 1958. I love the two seater, don’t get me wrong, but I dont’t really think it will sell. I’m currently in the process of designing a four seater Thunderbird, and I’m giving it the looks of a 58. Beautiful design though, it’d be nice if it came back.

  2. junior said :
    November 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    when will the t-bird come back

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