Exterior Dimensions
A. Wheelbase (in.) 107.2
B. Length (in.) 186.3
C. Height – curb (in.) Convertible 52.7/Coupe 52.5
E. Width (in.) 72
F. Tread width – front/rear (in.) 60.5/60.2

 
 

Thunderbird Interior Dimensions
Head room – front (in.)  37.2 with Convertible or Hardtop
Shoulder room – front (in.)  57.3
Hip room – front (in.)  53.7
Leg room – front (in.)  42.6

 
 

Thunderbird Capacities: Passengers, Luggage, Fuel
Seating capacity  2
Passenger volume (cu. ft.)  52.6
Trunk volume – usable luggage capacity (cu. ft.)  8.8 cu. ft.
Fuel capacity (gal.)  18

 
 

Engine Specifications
Engine type  3.9 DOHC 32V V8
Powertrain electronics  EEV-V Powertrain electronics
Displacement  3.9L (240 cu. in.)
Horsepower (SAE net rpm)  280@6,000
Torque (lb.-ft.@rpm)  286@4,000
Compression ratio  10.75:1
Bore x stroke (in.)  3.39 x 3.35
Main bearings  5
Valve lifters  Direct-acting mechanical bucket with shims
Fuel delivery  Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection
Recommended fuel  Unleaded regular
Exhaust  Dual, stainless steel with catalytic system
Fuel economy  EPA est. mpg: 17 city/ 24 hwy with SelectShift Automatic® transmission, 18 city/24 hwy without SelectShift Automatic® transmission
Transmission type  5-speed electronically controlled automatic OD;
   SelectShift Automatic® (SST)
Engine block material  Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material  Cast aluminum

 
 

Chassis Specifications
Front suspension  Independent SLA type with long spindle and coil-over shock absorbers attached to lower control arm, stabilizer bar
Front shocks  Twin-tube type with integral rebound springs
Rear suspension  Independent SLA type with anti-lift, coil-over shock absorber design, stabilizer bar
Rear shocks  Twin-tube type
Front and rear brakes  Power 4-wheel disc with 4-channel anti-lock system and electronic proportioning braking
Steering  Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
 

 
Interior Features
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats with manual recline and forward tilt
 
Power seats, 6-way driver and 2-way passenger
 
Heated driver and passenger seats (Thunderbird Premium)
 
 
 

 
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
Automatic temperature control A/C with dual-zone driver/passenger controls
 
 
 

 
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
AM/FM Audiophile™ Sound System with in-dash 6-disc CD changer, clock and SIRIUS Satellite radio capability.
SIRUS is a dealer installed option. Audiophile is a trademark of the Audiophile, Inc.
 
 
 

 
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
Analog instrumentation includes speedometer, trip odometer, tachometer, fuel, coolant temperature
 
Homelink® universal 3-button garage door opener
 
Stalk-mounted controls including turn signals, wipers/washer, high-beam headlamps and flash-to-pass
 
Overhead lighting with dual swivel lamps, footwell light, illuminated entry system with theater dimming, lighted trunk, lighter switches and glove box
 
Illuminated entry system with theater-dimming feature
 
Battery saver feature
 
Power locks
 
Power trunk lid release/power decklid release
 
Cigarette lighter port and auxiliary powerpoint
 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and speed controls
 
Power tilt and telescoping steering column
 
Driver’s footrest
 
Driver’s seat manual lumbar support
 
Rear window defroster
 
Side window demisters
 
2-speed, variable-interval wipers
 
Day/night rearview mirror
 
Dual cloth sun visors with covered vanity mirrors
 
Center console with storage and dual front cupholders
 
Map pockets in door trim and on driver and passenger seat backs pockets
 
Rear storage shelf
 
Carpeted floor mats
 
Partial Interior Color Accent Package: color applied to seat insert, top of steering wheel and shift knob; available in Torch Red or Medium Steel Blue accents (available in Thunderbird Premium)
 
Full Interior Color Accent Package: color applied to seat insert, lower instrument panel and lower console, door trim insert, steering wheel and shift knob; available in Torch Red accent (available in Thunderbird Premium)
 
Black Accent Package: high-gloss black accent applied to top portion of steering wheel and shift knob
 
Light Sand Appearance Package: Light Sand color applied to convertible top, optional soft boot, full seats (with contrasting black stitching), steering wheel, shift knob; Bronze Metallic tinted appliqués on instrument panel, center stack, shifter bezel and scuff plates; Light Sand color applied to floor mat edging; Cream color instrument panel gauges (available in Thunderbird Premium)
 
 
 

 

Exterior Features
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
Exclusive “50th Anniversary” fender chevron on both right and left front fenders
 
Chrome grille
 
Removable top with heated glass rear window (available with Thunderbird Premium)
 
Convertible soft boot
 
Dual outside mirrors, power
 
Reflector halogen headlamps with integral park/turn lamps
 
Automatic on/off headlamps with delay feature
 
Supplemental parking lamps (no extra cost)
 
 
 

 
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
Power windows with express-down on driver’s side.
 
Solar tinted glass
 
Solar tinted windshield, side glass and rear window; gradient tint on windshield
 
 
 

 

Power and Handling
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
3.9L 32V V8 DOHC engine
 
5-speed automatic O/D transmission
 
SelectShift Automatic® transmission (SST)
 
Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection
 
EEC-V electronic powertrain control
 
 
 

 
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
Rear-wheel drive
 
All-Speed Traction Control
 
Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
 
Power 4-wheel ventilated disc ABS
 
4-wheel independent suspension with gas-pressurized hydraulic shocks and stabilizer bars
 
 
 

 
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
Wheels, 16-spoke 17" painted cast aluminum and center caps (Thunderbird Deluxe)
 
Wheels, 7-spoke 17" chrome cast aluminum and center caps (Thunderbird Premium)
 
Wheels, 16-spoke 17" micro-machined aluminum (available with Thunderbird Premium at no extra cost)
 
P235/50VR17 95V BSW all-season tires with mini spare
 
 
 

 

Safety and Security
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
Dual airbag supplemental restraint system with passenger side deactivation switch†
 
Power 4-wheel ventilated disc ABS brakes
 
Driver and passenger 3-point active restraint system with Belt- Minder™
 
LATCH – lower anchors and tether anchors for child safety seat (passenger side)
 
 
 

 
 KEY
 = Standard  = Optional NA = Not Available
 
Thunderbird
 Convertible
 
SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system*
 
Remote keyless entry system
 
Perimeter alarm with LED indicator
 
 
 
Ford reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without incurring obligations.

†Always wear your safety belt and deactivate the passenger side airbag when securing a rear-facing child safety seat.