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1986 Ford Thunderbird Overview
Overall User Score
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
I Have An 1986 Ford Tbird, 5.0. It Has D In A White Circle, Which I Assume ...
Not sure of the trim. I know it is a 5.0.
Why Does Breaks On A Ford Thunderbird Engage While In Motion
the breaks seem to automatically engage bye themselve u tap the paddle and they release
How Do I Disconnect The Damm Alarm So It Stops Going Off!
just goes off alot dont know how to turn it off i just disconnect the battrie every time?
Can I Still Get The T-bird 86 Parts In The Future
IS FORD COMPANY KEEP MAKING T-BIRD 86 PARTS IN THE FUTURE
How Many Elans Made
how many 1986 ford thunderbird elans wwere made