Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend. I thought I would continue with cars from 1988 that are for sale on the Bay that is E, because the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) now classifies cars and trucks built during the 1988 model year (and before) as antiques, and would be eligible to compete in AACA judging events throughout the country. Remember the Thunderbird Turbo Coupe? Yea, that is now considered an Antique…
This is a 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe that is currently for sale at a Texas Dealer, and is apparently shows only 4,500 miles on the odometer. These were spectacular cars for their time period, with a 2.3L Turbocharged four that produced only 150HP, because this car is equipped with a 4-speed automatic. The 5-speed manual version produced 190HP, and at the time, the lower horsepower ratings for the slushbox was to preserve the transmission.
Otherwise, this car is a timecapsule, with a brand-new looking interior, snowflake patterned alloy wheels, and it looks like the original Uniroyal Tiger-Paws are still on the car. The car seems to be loaded with equipment, but if I recall correctly, all Turbo Coupes were equipped this way.
This is a car that is a look back to see the re-birth of the performance car in the states, and how Ford expiremented with Turbocharged 4-cylinder engines for their top spec coupe instead of v-8 power. The automatic seems to be a letdown, but the rest of the car seems to be OK. Top bid on this car so far is $4,150 with an unmet reserve. What do you think it will take to mark this car sold? See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”360560120119″ linktext=”1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe” ]