My first car at 16 was a 68 Thunderbird with a 429 engine. I loved that car and yes it was fast but the only time I opened it up was on the highway. The interior was sharp with the bucket seats and consoul. The tilt away steering wheel was very cool/ My friends lovede my car but I had to go to another car because the rear springs were rusting and I liked to be the first out of the light. My Dad was afraid I was going to drop the rearend so bye to the Thunderbird and hello to my Maverick, then EXP, 88 Thunderbird and now Taurus. When my house is payed off I am getting a new FORD to go with my parents Lincoln, Ranger, and brother”s 67 Mustang and 91 Thunderbird.