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Do You Know The Name Of This Car?

Posted by: Viktor Savchenko on 02/04/2013 - 5:36 PM

Can you help me please with the name of this classic car?
I've got this photo from my last trip to La Quinta,California.
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Do you have same or similar model in your collection?
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Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 02/04/2013 - 5:53 PM

Viktor, it looks like a late '60s Thunderbird.

Anyone else?


Posted by: Pamela Patch on 02/04/2013 - 5:53 PM

1968 Ford Thunderbird convertible :-)


Posted by: Ginny Schmidt on 02/04/2013 - 5:59 PM

pontiac lemans?


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 02/04/2013 - 6:03 PM

After a little Googling, I believe it's title is '1968 Ford Thunderbird 2-door Landau'. Looks like a hardtop, though -- not a convertible.


Posted by: Deborah Smolinske on 02/04/2013 - 6:06 PM

Can you enlarge the ornamentation at the rear of the roof? That might help narrow it down.

Also, you might want to clone out that huge street address on the building. If that's a private home, somebody might get upset seeing it for sale online.


Posted by: David Lankton on 02/04/2013 - 6:07 PM

68 Thunderbird


Posted by: Viktor Savchenko on 02/04/2013 - 6:10 PM

Is it possible 1968 Ford Mustang Base Convertible?
Checking internet on Ford Thunderbird...


Posted by: Viktor Savchenko on 02/04/2013 - 6:14 PM

Deborah,photo was taken on the street of Old Town Village of La Quinta. It is not private area but designed to people to come and enjoy the day.


Posted by: Greg Thelen on 02/04/2013 - 6:23 PM

It's a 67-68-69 Tbird, I recognize the swoop on the side of the top.
My guess is a 68 because the side body marker lights at the rear are longer than a 69.
The turn signal indicators on top of the fenders have me stumped.
I think that was an upgrade feature back then.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 02/04/2013 - 6:24 PM


It might even be a Mercury product, like the Montego. It looks like it might have been customized a bit too. Can you turn on the "green box"?



Posted by: Viktor Savchenko on 02/04/2013 - 6:29 PM

Hi,Rich,the green box is on.
I am heading forward to Wendy guess: 1968 Ford Thunderbird 2-door Landau
I also turned green box on other photo "La Quinta Old Town Village"
At the end of street one can see same car from back (use green box).
Thanks all for tips.


Posted by: Ken Krug on 02/04/2013 - 7:21 PM

Mercury Monterey comes to mind. A google search shows it looks like a Monterey. Late '60s, maybe 1968.


Posted by: Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography on 02/04/2013 - 7:43 PM


Posted by: Ken Krug on 02/04/2013 - 8:53 PM

The Thunderbird photo in Glenn's link looks like the car shown.
I bought a new Thunderbird in 1979. It was a nice car. I liked it. Unfortunately, it had a major transmission
problem shortly after the warranty expired. Maybe that explains why I was seeing Monterey.


Posted by: Viktor Savchenko on 02/04/2013 - 9:54 PM

thanks for link to image.I found it too but in very small size.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 02/04/2013 - 9:58 PM


Look at the extra rear window, not in your google search. I think this might be a Mercury product.



Posted by: Chuck De La Rosa on 02/05/2013 - 10:23 AM

Rich, I don't believe the Montego ever had the squiggly bright work on the C pillar. I'm of the thought that this is indeed a 1968 Ford Thunderbird 2-door Landau.


Posted by: Viktor Savchenko on 02/05/2013 - 3:40 PM

Thanks to all for helpful responses.I'm closing tread.Mission Accomplished.


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