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  • "Retro Thunderbird" - New Paperback Book About Our Cars

    I noticed this today on eBay and then found it on Amazon for less. I ordered one just out of curiosity, after all, it does have the best color car on the cover. Looks like it has only been available since Dec 2019. Thought some of the rest of you might be interested as well.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Retro-Thund...s=books&sr=1-1
    18 years, 166K miles, 48 States X 2 & DC, 9 Canadian provinces, 8 European countries, 3 Caribbean Islands, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 100+ National Park locations, 150+ T-bird events, 190+ retrobird diecasts/models, 13 TOTM pics & some very special friends...THANKS TBN !

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    Thanks for the heads up Paul. I checked it out and ordered it. Thanks again.
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    TBN Badge and Lots of "TLC"

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    • #3
      Who is Don Narus?

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      • #4
        WOW.....A WHISPER WHITE on the cover !!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BLACK BEAUTY View Post
          Who is Don Narus?
          The son of Mrs. Narus.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by BLACK BEAUTY View Post
            Who is Don Narus?
            As always, Greg - Google is your friend.
            18 years, 166K miles, 48 States X 2 & DC, 9 Canadian provinces, 8 European countries, 3 Caribbean Islands, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 100+ National Park locations, 150+ T-bird events, 190+ retrobird diecasts/models, 13 TOTM pics & some very special friends...THANKS TBN !

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            • #7
              Greg doesn't use google. It's much easier to ask others to do it.
              Unbelivable TBN trips including ALL of the lower 48 States plus 9 Canadian Provinces, 8 European Countries, 3 Caribbean Countries, Countless National Parks and have attended well over 100 TBN Events since 2001 and counting. Best of all ... fabulous friends.

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              • #8
                All I wanted to know was if he's a TBNer. I got rid of all my Thunderbird books..

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                • #9
                  Subtitle, "How it Failed" is a turnoff for me.

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                  • #10
                    To me, my family, immediate and extended into Thunderbird clubs and of course TBN, the Retro is/was NEVER a failure.

                    The car was never built to have a continuous production life. It filled a design team's desire & buyer's desire for some thing with a touch of nostalgia for a two seater cruiser that was only to have a 100,000 unit production run.

                    Production stopped at 68,000 or thereabouts for many reasons, but in my opinion the car did not fail.
                    Last edited by steelblue5505; Mar 21, 2020, 05:59 PM.
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                    • #11
                      I think he needs to speak to his copy editor(s) and request a partial refund.
                      First sentence of Chapter 2 in sample.


                      "and yet there was no mistaken it for anything else."






                      Bird is the word.....
                      Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. H. L. Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956)

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                      • #12
                        Sorry David I aint buying it..

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                        • #13
                          The author, Don Nauru’s, wrote a great book on the Chrysler Town & Country convertibles from real woodies to the plastic versions of the K-Cars. We used to own a 1984 Town & Country plastic woody convertible originally owned by Hal Sperlich, who was President of Chrysler in the early 80’s. It had special things on it and I had a letter from Hal confirming those things. It helped me sell it to an avid collector in the 90’s.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 65TBSTEVE View Post
                            The author, Don Nauru’s, wrote a great book on the Chrysler Town & Country convertibles from real woodies to the plastic versions of the K-Cars. We used to own a 1984 Town & Country plastic woody convertible originally owned by Hal Sperlich, who was President of Chrysler in the early 80’s. It had special things on it and I had a letter from Hal confirming those things. It helped me sell it to an avid collector in the 90’s.
                            Let’s see a pic of your ‘84 T&C! Thanks, Barry

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                            • #15
                              The car did not fail. Ford intentionally failed the car with poor marketing to give Mustang the edge. My humble opinion.
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