Dear Ford Owner:
Thank you for contacting the Center
for Auto Safety (CAS) about your 1985-97 Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar
or Lincoln Mark which are built on the same platform and share common
features. After 1997 Ford killed off the T-bird/Mark and replaced the
Cougar with a car built on the same platform as the Ford Contour and Mercury
Mystique. The T-bird in its dying days little resembled the legendary
’55 T-bird and may come back in 2001.