1991 Ford ThunderBird SC - 3.8 V6 Supercharged LSD For Sale
Ford Thunderbird SC Supercharged super coupe. Possibly the only one in Europe for sale.
Ford Usa were given the challenge to take on the Japanese and Euro exotica in the 1990s and they built this car to compete with the likes of the Bmw M6 - the 944 Turbo ,928 V8 , Nissan Skyline , Cosworth , supra , Soarer E30 Ms Etc The result was not the typical american heavy yank tank on leaf springs, They built a high performance car that was very underrated , full of options and total luxury with 150MPH performance . Reviews and magazines were surprised how capable the car was with its all independant suspension on Tokico elkectrically adjustable coilovers, big disc brakes front and rear. big strong 8.8 LSD differential It was built on the same lines as the Fox Body Mustang which are the Drifters favorite .
They are now a rare vehicle with original examples in USA nudging up over the 15K price tag.
3.8 Litre V6 Factory supercharged with Eaton M90 Blower. From my limited knowlwdge this was based on the ESSEX v6 ford engine ,
The only modification carried out to the car is a 10% kompressor overdrive pulley and uprated belts and tensioners, This gives 29% more power and torque across the board from idle to redline . Ok Although the horsepower may not sound amazing at 250hp the torque figure at a v8 tdi Beating 470NM is what makes this car quite brutal. That rev couter whips to the red in a millisecond and if your not careful on the right hand pedal it will have you printing two fat black lines up the road in the first 3 gears without even trying to.... screaming like a banshee . driven casually it will idle along at 100mph in 5th , You can spend 10k on mods for your 2.0 turbo to get a similar result - and even then...
Both catylitic convertors are still in place, with some tuning 400-450 hp can be attained , But as is - the engine is not stressed . This car is about torque not Hp figures. The original air box and air silencer are also in place - if you take these off and put on cold air induction - the supercharger scream like a possessed animal !
Original unmodified car - original paintwork. original wheels . Fully loaded with factory options - that were unheard of in 1991
Premium factory JBL sound system with factory disc changer and amplifier.
Big electric Sunroof . sliding and tilting
Central Locking - illuminating keyholes in doors.
Electric Windows and Mirrors
16x7 Original factory wheels - immaculate condition - 5x108 in ET 39 so will take BBS or anything even up to 18 or 19 x10 ( best hold the originals mind- total hens teeth )
factory electric aerial- nice retro touch
Cruise control on the steering wheel
Electronic damper ride control , firm hard at flick of switch or auto mode where it senses the road and adjusts accordingly
Auto air conditioning.
Electronic seat belts. you close the door and the seat belt pulls along a roof mounted rail. simple but clever
Electronic front leather seats with compressor to inflate Lumbar supports and Bolsters.
Disc brakes front and rear with ABS
Coilover sports suspension and independant rear suspension - original height
LSD limited slip differential- posi traction option . 8.8LSD clutch locking type.
on board computer fault display.
external code touch pad entry - keypad on drivers door.
Factory Boost gauge and oil pressure gauge
Dealer original ford floor mat set .
This example has covered 87000 miles from new and has been very well cared for and serviced. one can see this with a walk around the car. no knocks or rattles.
Has its original owners hand booklet and user guide in glovebox with the business card of the ford garage where it was delivered in 1991
it was a USA Florida import to Germany in the early year 2000s. 1st registered in Germany and is on European German registration Logbook ( supplied Fahrzeugschein Part 1 & Part 2) Originals .The number plates are Show Plates with a FLORIDA backing in a nod to the cars origins - ( it only comes out of my barn a couple of times a year so very occasional use) . Uk buyers need to declare the car on NOVA website - its free to do, upon entry to uk , same as any other German or Eu import.
Car has just passed the new stricter EU norms - French 'Controle Technique' (TUV /MOT) and has 2yr certification until February 2021 so is legal and safe to be driven anywhere.
Service is up to date so is ready for road trip.
August 2017 all plugs and oil and filters were changed. January 2018 all the belts were changed and uprated steel Dayco tensioner /idlers fitted and coolant reknewed.
4 new tyres were fitted last year. New continental wiper blades,new HD battery , Anything it needed really . Kept in dry storage in South west France and used occassionaly to amuse the family on summer sundays.
Good Points - all of the above really.
Bad Points -
Original paint so there is some sun pitting on boot lid and another couple of areas, kind of ads to the originality - if your particular you could repaint these.
3rd gear Crunches from Cold, the synchro/baulk rings are a weak point due to the torque, they cost about 40$ a piece but you need be an ample home mechanic to fit them.
Front Electric windows have a clutch mech and sometimes it sticks, (WD40 down the runners helps them move easier) windows are long and heavy .
In a nutshell - a very rare and different car that packs a serious punch with a striking bodyline that is hard to ignore. they would fall into the 'youngtimer status'
suit ford enthusiast - car collector - american muscle car fans - or indeed for drifting use. no one else will have one that you can be assured . Rarer sight than an AE86 or Altezza
Mint examnples in USA are now nudgling over the 15K price - if you can find one. I have priced this car at what i think is a fair price of 4750 Pounds or Euro equivalent . Euro delivery to South UK or Europe can be arranged .
Vehicle is located in department 79 South West France.
only so much one can show with 6 photos - you get the idea . Alot of power and fun for the price .
A video of the motor running can be sent through whatsapp +33 6 0444 3065
Deposit locks in sale . Im not in a major hurry. please feel free to ask any questions by contact me or phone.
car can be with you in 48hrs . Thanks for viewing
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