Friday, April 6, 2012

1969 Ford Thunderbird

The Ford Thunderbird once again is very much the same as it was last year. Previously optional, the big “429” V-8 becomes standard. Wisely enough considering the high speeds the T-Bird can now reach, Kelsey-Hayes’ Sure-Track system, which prevents the rear wheels to lock during heavy braking, is offered as an option half-way through the model year - Ford’s personal luxury coupe shares this innovation with the Lincoln Continental Mark III.

Ford Thunderbird
● Introduction: September 1966. Construction: body on separate chassis. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 7.0-litre, 360 hp, mounted at the front. Transmission: to the rear wheels through a three-speed automatic gearbox. Suspension: independent at the front, rigid axle at the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to discs on front wheels, drums on rear wheels, with servo. Length: 526 cm (two-door), 533 cm (four-door). Top speed: 215 kph. Range: two-door hardtop coupe, two-door “Landau” hardtop coupe, two-door “Landau” pillared hardtop sedan.

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