Turbo Bird: 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
The Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe was introduced in 1983 on the ninth generation Thunderbird platform. Sure, you could get a 5.0 windsor V8 as an upgrade over the basic V6, but if you really wanted performance you needed to step up to the 2.3 liter Turbo-4. Selecting the Turbo Coupe added a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, limited slip differential, big 16-inch wheels and sporty analog gauges. Today a nice used example is cheap and fun. Find this 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe offered for $5000 in Danville, CA via craigslist.
From the seller;
1987 ford thunderbird
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: blue
title status: clean
Nice original car. I have owned this car for 32 years. The reason I have kept it so long is it has been the nicest driving and most reliable car I have ever owned. 5 speed manual, 4 cylinder turbo. I have kept it up. Outstanding road car.
Recent work: Air Conditioning, fuel pump, fuel filter, water pump, timing belt, heater core, radiator, new hoses, belts, relay control module, plus more than I can remember.
Original paint, no dents or rust, still looks and drives very nice.
Time for a new driver.
See a better way to drive something turbo? firstname.lastname@example.org
Like. But do not like the steering wheel, which is the kind where the outside squishy part comes loose from the metal core and twists in your hand. Ook.
It’s like a built-in stress ball – what’s not to like?