The first 1955 Thunderbird came off the line at Ford Motor Company's Dearborn (
Assembly Plant on Sept. 9, 1954.
The press announcement of the new Ford sports car was on Sept. 23, 1954.
Thunderbird went on sale Oct. 22, 1954 - starting a legend that would grow with each new generation of Thunderbird cars.
Actor Cab Callaway at Chicago Auto Show March 1954