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1985 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

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  • Ended
    Wed, Mar 29, 2023
    8:30 pm UTC
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  • LocationPin outlineChula Vista, California

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Mileage100,805 Miles
Engine2.3-liter Inline-four-cylinder
Addenda and Errata

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The Thunderbird is a truly unique name in Ford's history. The 1955 Thunderbird is the genesis of an entirely new market segment, the personal luxury car. While the sporting nature has always been present, the Thunderbird was more than just a sports car. Available with a number of engines with automatic and manual transmissions over the years, the ninth generation has the added sporting advantage of using innovative turbo technology to create a modern blend of economical running costs and capable power when needed. Throughout the lifespan of the nameplate, the Thunderbird was the go-to car for those looking to escape from the more mundane sedan offerings. 

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  • Finished in two-tone Silver Clearcoat Metallic over Medium Charcoal Clearcoat Metallic over a Charcoal leather interior

  • Retained by its original owner for 37 years until December 2022

  • Under the current ownership, the alternator and all the accessory drive belts were replaced, in addition to completing an oil change, with the work being completed by the owner

  • The accompanying Carfax reports that the Toyo Extensa A/S 225/60R15 tires were installed at just over 99,000 miles in 2018

  • The 2.3-liter overhead cam turbocharged inline-four-cylinder generating a crisp 155 horsepower is paired with a close ratio five-speed manual transmission

  • Performance instrument cluster with a full suite of gauges, including a turbo boost gauge

  • The ignition module was replaced with an MSD coil


  • 16-oz color-keyed cut-pile carpeting

  • Electronic digital clock

  • Remote locking fuel door

  • Dual-illuminated visor mirrors

  • Intermittent windshield wipers

  • Power windows

  • Dual electric remote-control mirrors

  • 'Traction-Lok' axle

  • Cornering lights

  • Rear seat armrest

  • Power lumbar support

  • Electronic climate control

  • Quadra-Shock rear suspension

  • Automatic dimming headlights 

  • Keyless entry system

  • Tilt steering wheel

  • Power antenna

Known Flaws

  • Scuff on the front bumper

  • Touched-up paint chips

  • Stone chips

  • Small rock chip in the windshield

  • Clear coat failure around the antenna


  • Two sets of keys

  • An original owner guide

Ownership History

This 1985 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe was bought new in California and would stay with the original owner for over 30 years. The seller purchased the car from the original owner in December 2022 and still remains in California today.  

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.

Contact: Mathieu Guyot-Sionnest Phone: 323.527.6020 email:


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