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1986 Ford Thunderbird Overview
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Based on 12 reviews
Not much change was made for the 1986 Ford Thunderbird model year. There were a few minor exterior tweaks, most notably the addition of a third brake light. The most significant change was under the hood, with the 5.0 liter V-8 engine getting the added power of fuel injection. The entry-level V-6 engine and the Turbo CoupeÃ¢Â€Â™s innovative turbocharged four-cylinder remained the same for the '86 Thunderbird.
Trim offerings were the same as the previous year's, with the Heritage, FILA, Elan, and Turbo Coupe available. The interior was stylish, with a European racing feel. Ford hit a good note with its 'Aero Bird' generation: the look and feel combined the sexiness and zip of a classic sport performance car with the plush comfort of a luxury sedan. The '86 Ford Thunderbird had enough muscle to zip around highways and streets, but was streamlined enough not to be a gas guzzler: fuel economy was estimated at 24-30 mpg highway, depending on engine and model.
The 1986 Thunderbird is a good buy, if you can find one out there. Often overlooked in the hoopla that surrounded some of the following year's innovations, the '86 T-Bird is a solid performer loved by tuners and project-car junkies alike.
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Ford Thunderbird Questions
1986 "talladega T Bird"
I recently ran across this 1986 "Talladega T Bird" and couldn't resist... they told me it was a limited edition and that only around 2000 were made. I've never seen or heard of one, does anyone have a...
My '66 Ford Thunderbird Rh Side Main Door Window Motor Jams (see The Detail...
My '66 Ford Thunderbird RH side main door window (new) motor raises the window rapidly, but when it hits the top of the travel will hit the stops hard and jam. The motor wont then move the window down...
86 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
i needs for my turbo coupe along with interior parts, but i cant find any website that have what i need so can anyone help
where is the starter located on y 86 ford thunderbird
I Want To Install A Larger Profile Tire On My 1986 T-bird Coupe, It Is Not ...
This is a one owner 42,000 mile car in excellent condition. I intend to do some minor restoration [a new paint job, minor upholstery repair and full detail to restore it to near show room condition] ...