The fourth generation Ford Thunderbird is familiar to millions around the world for featuring in the film Thelma and Louise. The cars were famed for their luxury and sporty appearance, even though many have claimed that they were not technically great cars. the green colored Thunderbird which featured in the film with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis solidified the car into pop culture history and is instantly recognizable, even to younger generations. Over the production history of the car over 236,613 were made – a relatively small amount when compares to other models which were being sold at the time.
The famed 1996 model saw many marked improvements on previous versions of the car. This included an increased acceleration which went from 0-60 in 9 seconds. A new hardtop model was also produced, though the popularity of this car was its sporty soft top functionality.
Thelma and Louise are not the only film appearance of this classic car. A red version was featured in the Frances Ford Coppola film ‘The Outsiders’ and a black model was used in the film Wild at Heart which starred the Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage – a 1965 model was used.