When Ford brought the Thunderbird back to the market in 2003 there was a lot of hoopla around it. The car already had a notable look to it which made the design quite unique. But Foose took things a bit further and did a sketched design that changed up the basic look of the car. Obviously, the sleek look was still there but now the car had a notable sleekness to it (via Chip Foose).
The problem was that he chopped the car so low that it didn’t look like anything original. The cheap rims only took away from the overall look of the car and that didn’t help things either. The silver paint was bland, to say the least, and the interior was pretty much left alone. Overall, the Speedbird wasn’t the car Foose hoped it would be.