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1987 Ford Thunderbird Overview
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Based on 15 reviews
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
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?
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.
I Got 87 Ford Thunderbird The Anti Locks Break Light Is On And I Got A Hard...
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.
87'tbird,i Replaced Alt.battery,cables&terminals,runs Good,for 30mins.then ...
Ive replaced batt.&alt.3-times.new belt.