29. Ford Thunderbird
The Thunderbird is the ultimate classic of the personal luxury coupe genre. In fact, it’s the model that singlehandedly created the segment. However, its sixth generation, which they produced from 1972 to 1976 is the typical ‘70s luxury cruiser. That’s what makes it the perfect candidate for this list.
The reasons are many. First, this Thunderbird was similar to the Lincoln Continental Mark IV coupe. Second, it was a top-of-the-line Ford that offered all the imaginable luxury items. Third, it was also the heaviest and biggest Thunderbird ever, topping the scale at over 5,000 pounds. With a big 460 V8 and just 220 HP, this model wasn’t exactly fast or agile. However, car buyers loved its presence and comfort, so Ford sold almost 300,000 examples.