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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
How To Replace A Distributor Cap On A 87 Thunderbird
Where Can I Find 1987 Ford Thunderbird Body Parts?
i have a 1987 ford thunderbird and it needs a lot of body work work done. i nedd bumbers and quarter panels hood ect. i cant find these thing anywhere.. please help! :/
I Need Info Repairing A Moon Roof On A 19887-88 Ford Thunderbird
Do I Need A Master Cylinder
brake pedal goes to floor. i tried bleeding brakes, didn't help. am not noticing brake fluid level is lowering ie; no leak
Why Is My Turbo Making A Loud "blowing" Noise When I Accelerate?
i have the original 2.3L, 4 cylinder turbo engine from the factory. i starts and runs fine but when it is calling for the turbo to open, (when i accelerate), it is losing power and i can hear a lou...