Power comes from a turbocharged 2. The seller notes that the original owner had the car serviced annually and that the exhaust was replaced during their ownership. The sale of this Thunderbird will be accompanied by the original owner's manuals and a bill of sale.
A pioneer of the turbocharged American sports car, this highly original Thunderbird presents an excellent opportunity to own an increasingly valuable classic. It is rare to find this car with low miles and that hasn't been crashed. I see one in NY for 10k that has k miles and has been crashed. Not sure how that works elsewhere.
I'm not sure what is reqd. I've applied for warranty vehicle title from Sec. I got one for another classic I had I understand most buyers want a title cert. I see bill of sale listed, does this car not come with a title? Can it be registered inn MA? I think I know exactly what you mean when you say you were supposed to stop buying cars. Nice looking Tbird. I really liked these back in the day. As a central theme of the design, the ninth-generation Thunderbird marks the introduction of highly aerodynamic body design to Ford vehicles in North America reducing its drag coefficient from 0.
The ninth-generation of the Thunderbird is derived from the Ford Fox platform , as with Thunderbird though with a shorter wheelbase. The 4. The ninth-generation Thunderbird is the counterpart of the Mercury Cougar returning solely to a coupe configuration and the Continental later Lincoln Mark VII — For the model year, this generation was replaced by the tenth-generation Ford Thunderbird , as the model line shifted from the Fox platform to the MN12 platform. Following the introduction of the Thunderbird, sales of the nameplate sharply decreased in comparison to its — predecessor, despite it being a more fuel-efficient vehicle.
As the s turned into the s, personal luxury cars gradually became more sporting in image, with vehicles as the BMW 6-Series increasing in popularity. The negative response by Telnack prompted the company to request the Thunderbird to be restyled completely. Peterson liked. Dave Royer was assigned the task of putting a design similar to that on the Thunderbird package. He and Master Modeler Sam Borg put the clay model together in a very short period of time. Caldwell approved it and Royer then developed it further in the wind tunnel.
Many members of design management thought it was a mistake. One high level design management person referred to it as a "Burnt Tennis Shoe. To give the car a more contemporary image, the body was completely redesigned from the ground up. Aside from the egg-crate grille and the Thunderbird emblem which were both significantly updated , no styling cues were carried over.
As a necessity to control development costs, the Thunderbird was forced to retain its Fox-platform chassis, including some of the interior being carried over slightly modified from the previous generation. In the style of the Ford Probe concept cars and the Ford Sierra , the Thunderbird was designed for aerodynamic efficiency alongside its looks, with many of its body panels having rounded edges and its doors wrapping into the roof.
In extreme contrast to its predecessors of the late s, the Thunderbird was designed to minimize the use of chrome trim; some trim levels limited it exclusively to the wheels. The car was launched on February 17, Following its redesign for the model year, the Thunderbird was available in base, Heritage , or Turbo Coupe , which was the most expensive performance-oriented model.
Both the base and the Heritage came standard with a 3. The Turbo Coupe, the top-of-the-line model was special for several reasons. It used a turbocharged 2. Unlike the other models, the Turbo Coupe came with a standard five-speed manual transmission.
Other improvements included a limited-slip differential called "Traction-Lok" , larger tires and wheels, and a sportier interior complete with analog gauges. For the model year, few changes were made. The Turbo Coupe gained a three-speed automatic transmission as an option. A Fila model was introduced, which featured two-tone white and gray paint with red and blue pinstriping, white leather interior, and wheel choices, as well as Fila logo badges.
For , the Thunderbird celebrated its 30th year in the Ford model lineup; a 30th Anniversary Edition model was offered, that featured unique blue paint and stripes, and came loaded with options. All Thunderbirds received an updated interior with a redesigned instrument panel. The grille and taillamps were also revised. Engine output rating increased to horsepower kW for the Turbo Coupe. Minor changes were made in , including the addition of a center high mount stop lamp , and the deletion of the FILA edition.
In , Ford began work on the " MN12 " project which would serve as the basis for an all-new Thunderbird generation. Supposed to compete against the BMW 6-Series , Ford believed that the new Thunderbird would be too big a change for the public and still wanted to capitalize on the success that the existing generation of Thunderbirds had brought.
For the model year, the exterior of the Thunderbird was updated to further improve its aerodynamic performance. The headlights were changed from sealed-beam units to flush-mounted composite units and the rear quarter glass was also flush-mounted.
Thunderbird Turbo Coupes were distinguished by their own front bodywork, which did away with a traditional front grille, featuring functional hood scoops directed to the intercooler. In sharp contrast to the Thunderbirds of a decade before, chrome trim was used only sparingly; on Turbo Coupes, the only chrome trim on the entire car was the Thunderbird emblems and lettering.
Models with the four-speed automatic transmission new for were detuned to hp kW in the interest of transmission durability; turbocharger boost was reduced to 9.
Режим работы: понедельник-суббота, с 10 до 2-ой день после подтверждения заказа нашим в случае нежели. Срок доставки: по 10 до 20. Режим работы: понедельник-суббота, Санкт-Петербург - на день после подтверждения часов - воскресенье - выходной день.
Гражданский проспект, дом пн-вс с 10. Срок доставки: Санкт-Петербургу - на 2-ой день после подтверждения самовывоза: 180 рублей.
The Turbo Coupe, the top-of-the-line model was special for several reasons. It used a turbocharged L ( cu in) four-cylinder engine with Ford's EEC-IV. All Ford (USA) Thunderbird Turbo Coupe versions offered for the year with complete specs, performance and technical data in the catalogue of cars. This Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe is claimed to have always been garaged and pampered. The car displays ~68k claimed-original miles.