Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?
CarGurus has 929 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,495.
Have you driven a 1985 Ford Thunderbird?
Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 11 reviews
1985 Ford Thunderbird Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 11 reviews
The 1985 Ford Thunderbird was offered in a special 30th Anniversary Edition, with distinctive blue paint, jazzy racing stripes, and the 5.0 liter Windsor V-8 engine. This special 'Aero Bird' was a much more fitting inheritor of the T-Bird mystique than some of its disappointing 'Box Bird' predecessors of the early 1980s!
Regular trim offerings for the '85 Thunderbird included the Heritage, FILA, Elan, and Turbo Coupe. The interior of the 1985 Thunderbird saw a pretty significant redesign, while the exterior got a few tweaks here and there, including yet another new look for the front grille and rear taillights.
Under the hood, the '85 Ford Thunderbird shipped off the line with the 3.8 liter Essex V-6, clocking at 110 horsepower; an upgrade to the 5.0 liter Windsor V8 brought 140 horsepower. As for the Turbo Coupe's turbocharged 4-cylinder, a reengineering brought that all the way up to a 155-horsepower output.
The mid-eighties 'Aero Birds' had finally found that sweet spot in the automotive market of the day. With the look and feel of a European-style sport performance car, the comfort and options range of a luxury vehicle, and the fuel efficiency of a family sedan, the 1985 Ford Thunderbird was an easy sell. You'll still find some of these beauties on the streets today: their low-to-the-ground styling and solid construction make them favorites with the tuner and low-rider crowd.
What's your take on the 1985 Ford Thunderbird?
Ford Thunderbird Questions
I'm Some Difficulty Removing A Door Panel From A 1985 Thunderbird
I removed all the screws except for one that is inside the armrest. I can see it where the handle for the latch is coming from. I don't know how to detach the armrest to access the screw. It feels l...
Would It Be Worth Restoring 1985 T-bird 30th Anniversity Edition
body is straight,need interior work has been converted to 4bl carb 2nd.owner
Where Can I Find Interior Door Panels For 1985 Ford T-bird
I Have A 85' 3.8 V6 Thunderbird With 66500 Original Miles That Has Been Cov...
Can The Faded Digital Dash Of The 1985 Elan Be Replaced With Gauges?
The digital dash INFO -of my Elan dashboard -cannot be seen in daylight