3rd Gear Rubber: 1978 Ford Thunderbird

The seventh generation of the Ford Thunderbird was released in 1978 and it was a miserably slow car.  Blame it on the aging buyers who wanted a gushy & quiet ride, or the ever-increasing safety standards that added weight, or the ever-tightening emission standards that choked power, but the biggest beast of a V8 engine 400 cubic inch Cleveland V8 that pushed out a hilarious 166 horsepower.  What that means 40 years later is that the car makes the perfect sleeper because nobody expects a vehicle from the height of the malaise era to be able to go toe-to-toe with a new Tesla in a drag race. Find this 1978 Ford Thunderbird offered for $4499 in Anaheim, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean S.

From the seller:

1978 Ford T-Bird 

fuel: gas 

title status: clean 

transmission: automatic 

Fully built race motor, 460 ci motor, cobra jet heads, 11.5:1 compression, 9 inch rear end, c6 transmission, will burn rubber into 3rd gear


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