1987 Ford Thunderbird

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1987
Mileage 44448
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Ford
Model Thunderbird

Thunderbird 1987

Title Status --
Exterior Color Oxford White
Interior Color Red


It's time to get your hands on a cool cruiser for quite an affordable price. This one-owner 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe is the perfect blend of technology, style, luxury, and power - all presented in a time capsule level of quality.

We like these ninth-generation cars because they returned these T-birds to an aerodynamic shape that ignited a design revolution at Ford. It looks especially correct on the high technology Turbo Coupe. The NACA-style ducts in the hood, flush-fitting headlights, hint of a spoiler in the trunk, and the distinct black trim line that encircles the whole car really gives this a balance of premium machine and true sports car style. This is a highly documented car, and that's because it's a well-respected one-owner classic that has spent its life in Florida. You can see the whole car has been treated with proper care, right down to the largely original Oxford White paint and the special 16-inch alloy wheels.

The red stripe surrounding the exterior is a sporty touch, and it also gives you a preview of the full red interior. The front seats set the tone right for a performance T-bird with a well-preserved red leather. These buckets are power adjustable, and they have enough bolstering to make a BMW jealous. This was a range-topping car when new, and that means a long list of desirable features. It includes air conditioning, power locks, cruise control, power steering, the original AM/FM/cassette stereo, and provisions for power windows (it will need servicing to fully function again.) Plus, that stick shift in the center console and ride control system on the dash let you know this T-bird is for far more than just cruising the boulevard.

If you know about Ford performance in the 1980s, then this engine bay will get you excited. This is the 2.3-liter turbo motor, and it's the same one from the Mustang SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) program. That means it was developed by engineers who wanted to make the best performance machine around. This fuel-injected, turbocharged, and intercooled four-cylinder engine is both smart and robust. This is a computer-controlled unit that was given beefed-up internals to handle even more boost than the engineers were dialing in. Ford liked to tout that this turbo motor was just like a V8, and they were not far off considering this made about as much power as its contemporary 5.0 Mustang GT. But what made the difference of the SVO was that it had a true European flair on the road. That also comes from features like the four-wheel power disc brakes and the Borg Warner five-speed manual transmission.

As a one-owner car, this is well-documented with the original window sticker, owner's manual, and maintenance records. A Turbo Coupe with this level of preservation is a truly rare find. So when it's a cool T-bird for an exceptional price, you should view this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don't miss out, call today!


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