Bob Croatti's 1959 Ford

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Bob's Thunderbird as it was presented in the Souvenir Pictorial for the 1961 Hartford Autorama. The car made its debut at the show.
A photo of Bob's Thunderbird from the 1961 Hartford Autorama Souvenir Pictorial. Photo courtesy of Hartford Autorama.
A photo of Bob's Thunderbird from the 1961 Hartford Autorama Souvenir Pictorial. Photo courtesy of Hartford Autorama.

1959 Ford Thunderbird convertible owned by Bob Croatti of Milford, Connecticut. Bob's Thunderbird was restyled by Bernardo Auto Body in Milford. At the Bernardo Brothers the car was nosed and decked and the bumperguards were removed. The hood scoop was reworked, and the passenger side front fender received recessed tandem antennas. Custom plexiglass taillites were installed in the rear before the car was dressed up with lakes pipes and spotlights. It was refinished in Candy red. The car made it's debut at the 1961 Hartford Autorama in February of 1961.[1]


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