1988 Ford Thunderbird TurboCoupe 2 owner 67k miles

For the 1987 model year, the exterior of the Thunderbird was updated to further improve its aerodynamic performance. The headlights were changed from sealed-beam units to flush-mounted composite units and the rear quarter glass was also flush-mounted. Thunderbird Turbo Coupes were distinguished by their own front bodywork, which did away with a traditional front grille, featuring functional hood scoops directed to the intercooler. In sharp contrast to the Thunderbirds of a decade before, chrome trim was used only sparingly; on Turbo Coupes, the only chrome trim on the entire car was the Thunderbird emblems and lettering. The model lineup was further changed; to bring the Thunderbird in line with other Ford models, the élan trim was dropped, replaced with LX and Sport versions. The LX was equipped with the V6 while the Sport was equipped with the V8.

Turbo Coupes gained an intercooler, essentially giving the car the powertrain of the Mustang SVO. Models with the five-speed manual were given a power increase to 190 hp (142 kW), making them capable of attaining a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h). Models with the four-speed automatic transmission (new for 1987) were detuned to 150 hp (112 kW) in the interest of transmission durability; turbocharger boost was reduced to 9.5 psi (65 kPa or 0.65 bar) instead of 10-15 psi (70 to 100 kPa or 0.7 to 1 bar). Turbo Coupes were equipped with anti-lock disc brakes on all wheels, Automatic Ride Control, and 16-inch 225/60VR performance tires. The Turbo Coupe also featured a performance-styled front valance with fog lights and special trim with "Turbo Coupe" badges on the doors, as well as "Snowflake" 16 inch alloy wheels. The Thunderbird Turbo Coupe was named the Motor Trend Car of the Year for 1987. 1988, the final year for the Turbo Coupe, saw only minor changes. The five-speed manual transmission now allowed the full 15 psi of boost in all forward gears (as opposed to excluding the first two gears). The Turbo Coupe was replaced in 1989 by the Super Coupe which had a 3.8 L supercharged V6 engine — a radical departure from the old turbo four-cylinder.

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Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
2.3L EFI Turbo I4
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below

Body

Body Color
Oxford White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Basic

Year
1988
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Miles
66,743

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Buckets With Floor Shift
Seat Material
Cloth
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
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Year
1988
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Body Color
Oxford White
Stock
1838
Vin
1fabp64t8jh180025
Miles
66,743
Engine Size
2.3L EFI Turbo I4
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

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