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It Would Take A Wow Factor To Get This Out Of My Hands by MnDashman
 — As a kid I wanted my mother to get this 68 bird but my father was a chevy man, sorry dad, I recommend this 1968 Ford Thunderbird 429cc as a classy classic I traded a 1985 Red Corvette and feel I got m... Read More
Everyone Loves It by Stephen
 — its a 1968 Ford Thunderbird with a very strong 429 4bbl with over 360 hp. It is all original other than wheels and the set of headers which everyone said could never be found yet found and installed. ... Read More
1968 T-bird by domefolk
 — Great acceleration... 0-60 in under 10 sec, not bad for a 4600lb car! Solid build...suicide doors with an I-beam that will destroy the front end of anything it hits. Super fun to drive...It's grea... Read More

1968 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1968 Ford Thunderbird

The 1968 Ford Thunderbird is a classic car, representing American luxury. The basic body style appeared in 1967.  After three years, in 1970, the Tbird grew a nose and offered a hardtop version with a sloping roof line, but the rest of the body was the same. For those three years, this infamous "electric razor" style represented total American luxury. The vehicle was rear wheel drive, and weighed just under 4500 pounds.
The car came with a standard 390 cubic inch v8 engine, or the other option  was the powerful 429 Thunderjet (standard equipment starting 1/1/1968). The 429 engine was a BIG BLOCK, meaning it was built to last, mine has 83,000 miles on it and it feels like its brand new. The 429 was based on the new 385 big block which was not related to FE block used by the 428 Cobra Jet, used in mustangs of that era, the Thunderbird moved pretty quickly with the 429's power, consisting of 360 horsepower and over 420 pounds of torque. All this power for this vehicle, turned out to be a pretty quick 0-60 of 9.5 seconds. Also, the 429 was designed to be more fuel efficient.
  Special features of the 68 Thunderbird was the landau top, which made the car appear to be a convertible. This was the first year ford did not offer the Tbird in a convertible, so it gave an option of having the apperance of one. This was a popular option, almost as popular as the 429 engine. Another cool feature were the popup headlites. Lowbeams are the 2 far apart lights, and the high beams are all four lites. The switch for the highbeams is on the floor, near the e-brake. It's a cool feature like the horn, not in the steering wheel, but it is a metal bar that goes inbetween the center of the steering wheel and the actual steering wheel itself. it's hard to visualize, look at a picture of it lol! Some more cool features are it does not have a passanger mirror, which people get a kick out of lol. Some other features are the side lights near the front bumper, they were used to if a tbird was edging out of a corner, people could see it and not hit it.

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Ford Thunderbird Questions

African_Tbird_Owner
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How Can I Fix 1968 Thunderbird Shift Lever, I Am Selecting The Gear But Its...

Gave a friend to drive my tbird now the gear selector wont work, if you select gear manually underneath the car it works but using the shift lever nothing responds, can you help identify the problem...

66 views with 11 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
African_Tbird_Owner
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How Can I Fix 1968 Thunderbird Shift Lever, I Am Selecting The Gear But Its...

Gave a friend to drive my tbird now the gear selector wont work, if you select gear manually underneath the car it works but using the shift lever nothing responds, can you help identify the problem...

18 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)
thunderchicken68
295

When I Turn The Heat Selector On The Ac Runs Also Whats Going On Here?

1968 ford thunderbird,climate controlled temps.i move the selector to 76 degrees ,the ac turns on as well.air blows fine ,something is not telling the ac to turn off

40 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 months ago)
thunderchicken68
295

68 Thunderbird ,oil Pan Wont Come Out

i pulled the starter,oil filter,oil pump,fan,shroud,turned the crank to clear pan,,stabilizer bar,belts.raised engine 1.4 inches.it wont come out whats the deal

360 views with 87 answers (last answer 9 months ago)
bakeman44
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Door Arm Rest

68 t bird needs two arm rests for doors. dark colors preferred. cant find.

30 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)