The “Thunderbird Special” 292 cubic-inch V8 looks authentic right down to iconic Thunderbird logo valve covers. Just like interior and the exterior, the engine bay is expertly presented, so you know it’s ready for the car show. It’s a powerhouse of a motor, but it doesn’t lose its luxury-minded attitude as it sweetly purrs through bumper-mounted dual exhaust system. The three-speed automatic transmission stays comfortable as it clicks through the gears without a fuss. Plus, the power steering and supple suspension mean this is great cruising classic.

Lutz, Florida, United States