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Year-to-year changes


At the beginning of the '90s, the Ford Thunderbird had three different models: base, LX and SC (Super Coupe).


The longest-running nameplate of any Ford-brand product, the Thunderbird continued to dominate the midsize specialty segment of the automotive market. Available in LX and high-performance SC (Super Coupe) series, the '95 models see no sheetmetal changes and minimal mechanical differences compared to the '94s.

Thunderbird's main competition for sales comes from its sister division in the form of the Mercury Cougar XR-7, and Pontiac's Grand Prix. 

LX T-Birds are powered by the base 140-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 or optional 205-horsepower 4.6-liter "modular" V8. A 4-speed automatic is the only transmission available with either of these engines. 

The SC, with the supercharged and intercooled 230-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 under the hood, gives you a choice of a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. The SC also comes standard with and automatic-ride-control adjustable suspension.

Ford market research indicates that a high percentage of Thunderbird customers are cellular phone users. So the factory has cooked up a special deal to combine Ford Electronic's hands-free cellular phone at an attractive price with its premium sound system. The option package is called the "cellular phone group."

A new standard feature this year is speed-sensitive power steering that is available when you order the V8 or the supercharged V6. Some of the highlights on the option sheet include traction control, antilock brakes, leather seats, 16-in. wheels and tires, power moonroof, AM/FM/CD with premium sound and leather seats.

Retail prices

As of September 22, 1994:

  • $17,400 (1995 Ford Thunderbird LX)
  • $22,910 (1995 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe)

As of late 1995:

  • $17,485 (1996 Ford Thunderbird LX)

Shipping prices

  • $495 (1992 to early 1995 models)
  • $510 (1995-1997 models)