What the hell were we thinking, vol. 147

1979 Ford Thunderbird
Thunderbirds are go! Tony Manero, your pimp sled is ready

This is what passed for style.  How do we know it’s a 1979?  The headlight covers have birds on them (added for 1978) and the grille now has larger rectangles.  (The taillights have abandoned the effort to visually connect to one another.)  Trust me.

The really awesome part of this is that this same mad sexy car  is, underneath the “coach” windows and “opera” windows and puny back seats is the same as these:

1978 Mercury Cougar wagon
The Sarah Palin redundancy mobile (i.e., a Cougar wagon)
ford ranchero
El Ranchero mas fina!