That title is what happens when I write posts too late at night, folks. Anyway, I managed to locate two separate Thunderbird Turbo Coupes in remarkably discrepant shape, but for the same $1,100 price. For those unaware, the 9th Generation Thunderbird shared the Fox platform with the Mustang and other ’80s Ford midsizers. The Turbo Coupe was basically a Mustang SVO with a 155hp turbo 2.3L (Pinto) I-4, five-speed and limited slip 8.8″ rearend. For reference, the contemporary carbureted 302 made 140hp. Anyway, these two have finally seen their last days as regular daily drivers, as $1,100 is about what you could get for their drivetrain, trim and scrap steel alone. One’s got clean paint and runs well, but has body damage (and a temp spare on the right rear). The other has that distinct “abandoned next to the barn” aesthetic that ensures a reliable ownership experience with a turbocharged car from the ’80s. Obviously I’m thinking LeMons, because there’s gotta be some wiggle room in those prices, plus a pile of parts to be sold, and you could be close enough to $500 to cover the rest with a decent bribe or 10.
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe for sale – SF Bay Craigslist
1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe for sale – SF Bay Craigslist