The 55 Ford T-Bird was the only T-Bird that was faster than a Corvette. The Corvette came out in 1953 with a SIX CYLINDER MOTOR! The 55 T-Bird cleaned the 'Vette's clock. The 55 T-Bird was probably the only reason GM engineer Zora Arkus Duntov got his wish of a V8 for the Chevrolet Corvette in 1956. The T-Bird never regained supremacy over the 'Vette.
by Jeff Goven January 19, 2007