Welcome to Paper Jam, where we highlight automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.

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The MN12 Thunderbird was nearing the end of its cycle in the mid-’90s. Before dropping the name altogether (for a few years, anyway), Ford gave the “personal luxury car” a mild facelift. Unfortunately, forced induction was now a thing of the past for Thunderbirds (as were manual transmissions), leaving the 4.6 V8 as the only logical choice.