Ford Motor Co. confirms it will discontinue the Thunderbird 2-seat convertible following the ’05 model year, although it leaves the door open for future versions of the vehicle. Production of the vehicle at Ford’s Wixom, MI, plant will cease in July, and some 200 blue-collar jobs will be cut as a result, a spokeswoman tells Ward’s.(See related story: Union Confirms New Ford Product for Atlanta) Rather than layoffs, the auto maker promises it will reroute the workers to other plants, she ...

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