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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
I badly need a vacuum routine diagram for a 1987 ford t-bird 5.0 EFI
The Driver Side Window On My 1987 Thunderbird Fell Into The Door Well. Doe...
1987 Ford Thunderbird ... driver side window fell into door well. I'd like to know how to pull it out and keep it from doing that again.
87 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe Gas Gage Don't Work..
The gas gage wasn't working when I bought the car..
Transmissiom Shifts Back And Forth Back And Forth From O.d To Drive
when driving long distance on freeway tranny down shifts then up shifts to o.d then down shifts to drive from o. to drive
1987 T-bird Turbo Coupe- The Ride Control Switch "stuck" On Firm. Switch Mo...
Turbo coupe/ 5 speed. Excellent vehicle. Purchased new.. Wonder if collectors are watching; curious about any experts who may know values. Purchased new and never driven in snow. Under 80 k miles. ...