Registry Update September 5, 2017
34 cars updated
205 cars added.
About 100 Thunderbirds (1957) were added from the NYS DMV list, this is about 1/3 of the 1957 cars in the list. Glen Hockenjos added 85 Thunderbirds in scrapyards and for sale lots. Cody Burch added some 2004 Thunderbirds from period ford.com website offers.
67,637 Thunderbirds in the Registry
Registry Update September 4, 2017
61 Thunderbirds updated
206 Thunderbirds added
Almost all of the updates and new additions are 1956 Thunderbirds which are currently registered in New York State’s 62 counties. This brings the total of 1956 Thunderbirds in the Registry to 2,430.
More NYS DMV cars will be added as time permits. There are Thunderbirds of all years 1957-2005 remaining to be documented from that list.
67,432 Thunderbirds in the Registry.
Registry Update for September 3, 2017
65 cars updated. Most of these are 1955 Thunderbirds which have New York State DMV registrations which are currently in force, meaning the cars exist and are on the road. Several were Thunderbirds with VINs lower than 101000, cars which had questionable circumstances until today.
234 cars were added. Of those, 165 are 1955 Thunderbirds which have New York State DMV registrations which are currently in force, likewise they all exist and are in the road. In addition, a handful of 1981 and 1982 Thunderbirds, and a dozen or so 1968-1976 Los Angeles-built cars were added. Their county of residence is noted.
The Registry has obtained the entire NYS DMV records for Thunderbirds of all years which are currently registered. They will be added as time permits. There are 4,975 Thunderbirds in this list.
67,236 Thunderbirds in the Registry
Registry Update September 2, 2017
3 cars updated
46 cars added. Many of these cars were documented from legal notices and advertisements taken from newspapers.com.
67,002 Thunderbirds in the Registry
Registry Update September 1, 2017
6 cars updated
145 cars added. Most of these are documented from newspapers.com when they were abandoned, sold at auction, or repossessed.
66,956 Thunderbirds in the Registry
Registry Update August 30, 2017
3 cars updated
223 cars added. Almost all of these are from newspapers.com, cars that were for the most part abandoned, sold by mechanic’s lien, or otherwise unaccounted for. A couple of cars had their past history “updated” based on ads and notices from newspapers.com
The Registry has another 600 Thunderbirds, years 1955, 1958-1966 which are in the queue to be added from this website. Other years have not yet been polled.
66,831 Thunderbirds in the Registry
Registry Update August 28, 2017
The Thunderbird Registry begins its 16th year of operation today.
2 cars updated
219 cars added. Except for about six, all of these cars’ information was taken from newspapers.com — Thunderbirds that were advertised as being repossessed, for sale by dealers or private owners, or perhaps abandoned. They are 1958-1970 cars and almost all of them are in the “unknown status verified from documents” category. Two cars are known to exist, a 1962 Sports Roadster and a 1959 Hardtop.
66,601 Thunderbirds in the Registry as of August 28, 2017