Wednesday, May 9, 2018

3rd Gear Rubber: 1978 Ford Thunderbird

The seventh generation of the Ford Thunderbird was released in 1978 and it was a miserably slow car.  Blame it on the aging buyers who wanted a gushy & quiet ride, or the ever-increasing safety standards that added weight, or the ever-tightening emission standards that choked power, but the biggest beast of a V8 engine 400 cubic inch Cleveland V8 that pushed out a hilarious 166 horsepower.  What that means 40 years later is that the car makes the perfect sleeper because nobody expects a vehicle from the height of the malaise era to be able to go toe-to-toe with a new Tesla in a drag race. Find this 1978 Ford Thunderbird offered for $4499 in Anaheim, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean S.



From the seller:

1978 Ford T-Bird 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
Fully built race motor, 460 ci motor, cobra jet heads, 11.5:1 compression, 9 inch rear end, c6 transmission, will burn rubber into 3rd gear

$4,499


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5 comments:

  1. I think this guy was the original owner...

    [image src="https://i.pinimg.com/736x/8e/f2/5b/8ef25b11d4156e89f3ea744be499f63d--man-photo-photo-print.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  2. This thing must need 100 octane fuel.

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  3. Even if this isn't your style, the drive train is worth the sale price alone if he's got a Dyno slip to back up the 500hp claim.

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  4. why on earth spend the time and money on this car? So many better options for that drivetrain. I'm guessing the car was near free and the engine was from a wrecked race car. All profit for this guy.

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