1987 Ford Thunderbird Overview

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,117 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $5,995.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.4 5 stars
Based on 19 reviews

1987 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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.

Updated

What's your take on the 1987 Ford Thunderbird?

  • Report
Have you driven a 1987 Ford Thunderbird?  
Rank This Car

Cars compared to 1987 Ford ThunderbirdPeople researching a 1987 Ford Thunderbird contacted a dealer about

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,117 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $5,995.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Ford Thunderbird Questions

Steven87T
0

I Adjusted My Headlights,and Now I Have No Inside Lamps Or Dig.clock,or Ste...

I checked all fuses,replaced all circuit brks.checked all wiring,I can't figure this out, Has anyone else had this problem? Note,all lamps on dash&Outside work fine

1 view with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
87t_birdkid
0

Repair

Why could my thunderbird 5.0 be running through anti freeze like crazy

4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
Chevy1961
0

Value Of A Car

What would be a value price for 1987 ford thunderbird in fair condition with 116.000 miles?

13 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Tammy Hernandez
0

What Is The S Under My Odometer Mean?

164 views with 13 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
Jkotula003
0

Brake System

Well i was told that i have to replace the brake system in my car. They say that the unit is called a Hydro Boost Power Unit i want to know iif this is correct or what the correct name for the unit i...

250 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 months ago)