Thursday, February 7, 2019

5-Speed: 1989 Ford Thunderbird SuperCoupe

I don't normally like the look of cars when they are painted white.  Vans, trucks, and pickups look appropriate in the presence of all colors, but cars from the baddest Lamborghini to the classic '65 Mustang just look out of place in plain white without some sort of flair...maybe a racing stripe, or some blacked out accent trim. Find this 1989 Ford Thunderbird SuperCoupe offered for $2,500 in Greenbrier, AR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1989 ford thunderbird 
condition: good 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 135200 
paint color: white 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: coupe 
This is a cool little car here. So much fun to drive these super charged T-Birds! It is a 1989 model. It has a supercharged 3.8L V6 engine with a 5 speed manual transmission. The exterior of the car is actually in pretty good condition with no damage. The car only has 135,000 miles on it so it's super low for this year model. The interior is in good condition with a few holes in the backseat fabric and a small tear in the driver seat. This car has all power including both front seats and working AC! Has a power sunroof too. The brakes on this car may need some more work. They have new brake pads and are a little hard to push. Most likely it will need some master cylinder work. Has had a new alternator put on, new plugs, battery, and a tuneup. This car could be a super fun daily driver, or a cool race car or drift car! 

Priced super affordable for this fun classic collectible car. So my price is FIRM! It is not negotiable. Cash only no trades no payments. 

See a better way to drive white?


  1. Tough to work on, Crap transmission, cheap seats, undersized brakes, too heavy, wrong wheels, but it does have tons of torque to make you smile.

  2. More than decent car for the price point. A friend's parents had one of these back in the day and the engine was bullet. Parents maintained it while my buddy beat on it when they weren't looking. Never had any issues with it at all.

  3. A friend of mine had a red one her parents handed down to her. It was fun and fast, and great on the road trips we took. They spent a good bit of money fixing it. If I recall, it was in the shop a number of times for a couple of weeks. I think there is a lot of fun to be had here if you aren't scared to turn a wrench.

  4. Driven a couple of these very heavy clutch, also driven the sister cougar with a 5.0 what a POS.

  5. Jeez.while I hate modern cars I was just thinking what a great beater this would be to drive without concern for denting the plastic bumpers........ignoring the velour seats and the generic shape when my easily led mind was torn by the two opposing comments above.

    That and its nowhere near SoCal...thank god or I'm afraid I would have bought it to drive without concern for its value after I'm done with it.

    Phew...that was close

  6. I could not agree more about white cars. I absolutely hate them. All of them. But I must keep that to myself unless of course someone just happens to blurt out the same preference in a random web posting. So now apparently I have permission to say... white doesn't work on cars because the color is too fast for the human eye to fully process. So the design details that make up the sexy body of a Jaguar E-Type for instance are totally blown out by the high contrast of the white. I never can understand why anyone would drive a white car other then lower cabin temps or not having to clean them as often since white doesn't show dirt and debris as much as darker colors. With that said, white can be saved, just as the author said, with some sort of flair. My flair would be a bunch of "I hate white cars" decals all over the car.

    1. That analysis deserves a name attached to it, Anon. Well said.

  7. My dad had one of these when they were new and it was an absolute blast. He caned the hell out of it and it kept coming back for more. Was it a great handler? No, even though it had independent rear suspension. Did it sound particularly good? Not really. Brakes? Nada. Winter traction? HAH (my siblings & I used to have to ride in the trunk on snowy days so the car could get up our very modestly sloped driveway). But it was quick for the era. And even though it pitched and heaved on the back roads of Maine like the tall-sidewalled, softly-sprung, overweight thing that it was, somehow it equalled more than the sum of it's performance spec sheet.

    This is a steal at $2400 with working air con.


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