See vintage ’80s Ford Thunderbird cars, including the The FILA Thunderbird

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In a world of ordinary cars, the Thunder’s still there (1981)

It’s a great name. Thunderbird.

One that carries with it high expectations for an extra measure of personal pleasure in a car. The 1981 Thunderbird lives up to its reputation in every way.

A collection of distinctive interior appointments creates a particularly satisfying driver’s environment. Thunderbird’s optional 4.2 liter V-8 produces an EPA estimated MPG of 18 and a highway estimate of 25.

In a world of ordinary cars 1981 Thunderbird (1980)


Vintage ’80s Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe (1984)

Now you can drive a Thunderbird Turbo Coupe and be shiftless at the same time.

The automatic transmission is hardly new. But, when it’s mated with the turbocharged engine in the Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, it’s news, That’s because this transmission takes advantage of the Turbo Coupe’s high revving capabilities.

When you accelerate quickly, it stays in low gear right through the power curve, not shifting until better performance can be gained by going to a higher gear. And, when you’re driving in a more relaxed manner, it shifts smoothly and subtly.

So, whether you choose the automatic or 5-speed manual transmission, you’ll find the Thunderbird Turbo Coupe is without a doubt one of America’s great touring cars.

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1984 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe


The FILA Thunderbird. (1984)

Its design… elegant. It’s performance… athletic.

Subtle accents and understated colors mark the difference between the FILA Thunderbird and any other car on the road. Inspired by the world-famous Italian designed sportswear, FILA, our latest edition of Thunderbird is truly special.

Contoured power seats, power windows, an AM/FM stereo cassette player, speed control and leather-wrapped steering wheel are just some of the standard features that make the FILA Thunderbird as comfortable as it is beautiful.

Vintage Ford Thunderbird Fila (1984)


Have you driven a Ford… lately? (1984)

Experts have had a lot to say about the new Thunderbird.

Thunderbird is a head turner.” — Washington Business Journal, March 1983

It’s performance is a smooth as it’s appearance.” — New York Times, April 10th, 1983

To say that this car is the best new Thunderbird in years is a dramatic understatement.” — Road & Track, January 1983

The new Thunderbird is Detroit’s design triumph of the year.” — Car and Driver, July 1983

When we say “Quality is Job 1”, we are talking about more than a commitment. We are talking about results. A recent survey concluded Ford makes the best-built American cars. 

Get it together — Buckle up. 

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Vintage '80s Ford Thunderbird cars 1984


Classic Ford Thunderbirds: Overwhelming response.  (1987)

Motor Trend has named the 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe “Car of the Year’

The reason for this overwhelming response? Consider these highly sophisticated attributes.

A computerized suspension system that automatically adjusts to the road’s twists and turns. An anti-lock braking system that helps you stop with more control under less than ideal conditions. And a powerful turbocharged engine with inter-cooling for even more power.

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No other car in the world offers all these features as standard equipment. Resulting in an automobile that responds quickly and efficiently to the needs of the driver. And demands of the road.

Drive the new Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, available for purchase or lease at your Ford Dealer. And discover why the response has been nothing short of overwhelming.

Vintage Ford Thunderbird cars - 1987 (2)

Vintage Ford Thunderbird cars - 1987 (1)

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