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On this day: 05-24-1991

“Thelma and Louise” features a 1966 Ford Thunderbird

The critically acclaimed road movie “Thelma and Louise” debuts in theaters, stunning audiences with a climactic scene in which its two heroines drive off a cliff into the Grand Canyon, in a vintage 1966 green Ford Thunderbird convertible. The iconic Thunderbird, first produced in 1955, was Ford´s attempt to create a sports car that would also provide an element of luxury. From the beginning, T-Birds became highly collectible cars, and new and limited edition models were introduced each year to keep up with the growing competition. 1966 was in fact the final year in which Ford manufactured T-Bird convertibles; sales were slow, and their marketing department decided the line´s luxury image was intact without the drop-top model.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1972HurstOldsmobile Cutlass 455ci/300hp 3spd6.80015.200Motor Trend
1970HurstChrysler 300 440ci/375hp 3spd auto7.10015.300Car Life
1969HurstAMC SC/Rambler 390ci/315hp 4spd6.30014.200Car Life
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1969HurstOldsmobile Cutlass 455ci/380hp 3spd auto6.20014.100Car Life
1968HurstOldsmobile Cutlass 455ci/390hp 3spd auto0.00013.770Speed & Supercar