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My Pride And Joy by msaspen1
 — The styling of this car was way before its time. The features this car has are amazing for the year it was built and they all work. This vehicle has only left me stranded 3 times in 25 years! There... Read More
My Most Favorite Car That I Miss The Most! by Melissa
 — While the gas mileage sucked, and it didn't do well in snow or ice because of the rear wheel drive - I LOVED this car! It was a tank! The acceleration was great, the build quality was EXCELLENT. It... Read More
Good Car That If Taken Care Of Can Be One Of The Best. by 87wtb
 — Had one for three years now. have put 17,000 miles on the 64,000 it had when I got it.In that time I have spent only about 500 dollars, to rebuild the transmission(5 speed) and brake pads.The car runs... Read More

1987 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1987 Ford Thunderbird

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

littleshell
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Ive Got A 1987 Turbo Coupe T-bird

it starts and idle for a few minutes and dies got new batt and new injectors new pump and new fuelfilter whats the prob?

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SWF1987
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The Small Triangular Plastic Cover Over The Front Left Turn Indicator Is Mi...

Sorry...that was long-winded. I've tried googling turn indicator cover or panel, but can't find what I'm looking for. I'd appreciate any ideas. Thanks very much.

39 views with 8 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
Brandon Lee
5

I Got 87 Ford Thunderbird The Anti Locks Break Light Is On And I Got A Hard...

177 views with 14 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
SWF1987
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A Warning Light That Says "speed" Lit Up On My 1987 Ford Thunderbird. What...

It's beneath the digits that read out the speed the car is going. I've had the car for 25 years and this is the first time it's happened.

31 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
Steven Katz
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87'tbird,i Replaced Alt.battery,cables&terminals,runs Good,for 30mins.then ...

Ive replaced batt.&alt.3-times.new belt.

34 views with 13 answers (last answer 4 months ago)