Why is there a Thunderbird Registry?
The purpose of the Registry is to document as many examples of 1955-1997 and 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbirds as possible, regardless of their condition or location. By documenting these cars, we gain a greater understanding of them: their impact on society, what makes them unique, restoration information, values, and much more.
How the information is interpreted is limited only by the user's imagination.
The Thunderbird Registry can serve as a source of information when you are trying to research the history of your Thunderbird. You may be able to find out some previous owner's info, modifications reported, or condition. Similarly, if you are buying a car, you could check to see if it was previously registered, its history, or if it had ever been reported stolen. In fact, the Registry has properly identified and located seven Thunderbirds which had been stolen,
and at least four Thunderbirds which had been "cloned" to look like something other than what they are.
The Registry is open to all who wish to use its resources in a fair, truthful, and uncompromising manner. Feel free to browse the database; print anything you wish. Only by sharing our Thunderbird information can we really appreciate the keen, long-lasting interest that auto hobbyists around the world have for this most wanted of all cars.
If you capture information from the Registry, the only "requirement" is that the information not be kept secret.
The car hobby is graying rapidly. The days of secret lists, clandestine rosters, and privileged classes are irrelevant and serve no purpose. Today's world is based on "Information, please", and at the Thunderbird Registry we take it one step further not by tearing down walls but rather by never building them in the first place. The Registry believes everyone interested in Thunderbirds has something of value to share, and therefore is entitled to being able to experience the information put forth by others.
Putting the database in open view means it will never be lost and it will always be available to promote and encourage not only the car hobby
in general but especially for those who regard Thunderbird as "unique in all the world".
You are one of those people.
Now...whether you have been chasing after Thunderbirds for fifty years or just started saying "Wow!" when one passes by....whether you are on your first Thunderbird, or your thirty-first....no matter if your heart's desire is a Turbo Coupe or a Special Landau...take the next step towards Horizons Unlimited. Travel any time you wish; there are no minimum-stay requirements; you can sit anywhere; there are no seat belts to
fasten; you can even come into the cockpit and talk to the captain...tell him where you want to go
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