1977 began the seventh generation of the Thunderbird which persisted for only two years, ending in 1979. The Thunderbird shrunk in size, now sitting atop of the Ford Torino platform. At almost a foot shorter, it dropped nearly a thousand pounds and the price tag listed the car for almost $2700 less than the prior year.I remember racing my buddy who had a brown T-Bird like this model. I was in a '73 Lemans. His Ford was faster than it looked.