Don’t know how to identify your Thunderbird and need to know the year? There are two ways of doing this. The first is to narrow down your classic T-bird year by specific exterior parts and markings. There are typically two different body types per year, the convertible and the hardtop. However, 1962–66 include some types like Landaus, Town Coupes, and Roadsters.

Click the body style that is similar to your Thunderbird to begin.

The second is using the VIN on your car. These are located on either the door jamb for 1958–62s, or the driver’s door for 1963–66s. The VIN helps if you can’t use the outer markings due to damage or need of restoration. Enter your VIN below to find out some basic info about your Tbird.

VIN Number (1958-1966):
identify your thunderbird 1960

Square Bird


identify your thunderbird 1962

Bullet Bird


identify your thunderbird 1965

Flare Bird