The success of Volkswagen AG's New Beetle introduction at the 1998 North American International Auto Show prompts automakers to showcase even more retro concepts for the 1999 show. Taking center stage will be Ford Motor Co.'s Thunderbird. The automaker is careful not to call the concept “retro,” but classic design elements like the tail lamps, fender vents, hood scoop and opera windows borrow directly from the original roadster. Thunderbird sits on the same DEW98 platform as the Lincoln ...
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