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1987 Ford Thunderbird Overview
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The 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe was that year's Motor Trend 'Car of the Year'. Quite an honor for a model line that had looked dead in the water at the start of the '80s! The award was certainly deserved: Ford had poured plenty of engineering know-how into their revamp of the '87 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe.
Its 2.3 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine was now offered with the air-to-air intercooler also seen in the Ford Mustang SVO; this reengineering brought the Turbo Coupe's output up to a whopping 190 horsepower when combined with 5-speed manual transmission. The Turbo Coupe was also available with a new 4-speed automatic transmission, with a maximum output of 150 horsepower. In addition, the flagship Turbo Coupe came with performance extras like anti-lock disc brakes and Automatic Ride control.
The rest of the 1987 Thunderbird line got a slight shakeup in terms of its trim offerings. The Elan model was discontinued; it was replaced by new LX and Sport models. The Sport trim came standard with the 5.0 liter fuel-injected V-8 engine; the LX shipped with the Essex V-6.
A new swept-back aerodynamic redesign made the '87 Ford Thunderbird sleeker than ever. With its newly flush-mounted headlights and narrower grille, the '87 T-Bird had a sharp, forward-looking appeal. Fuel efficiency remained solid, with maximum highway mileage ranging from 24 to 30 miles per gallon.
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Ford Thunderbird Questions
Trunk Clasp Will Not Close Trunk
Plastic around clasp anchored to trunk broke. How to fix
l want to change the digital speedometer to a regular speedo as lcant see the digital read out very well are there kits for that and what would it cost approx.
1987 Ford Thunderbird, Condensation In Both Headlights
Can anyone tell me how to get the condensation out of my headlights and keep it out ? Thank You! Belston74
Are The Headlight Assy Able To Be Taken Apart, Cleaned Inside And Resealed ...
Headlights are very dull and the lighting is very poor.
Can Anyone Give Me Information Where I Can Purchase A New Pair Of Headlight...
I need to replace the headlights on my 87 T-Bird but am unable to locate them anywhere. Any Info would greatly be appreciated. Thank You! belston74