Friday, April 6, 2012

1974 Ford Thunderbird

Now that a 5-mph bumper is also mandatory at the rear of all automobiles sold in the U.S., the Thunderbird is longer than ever - amazingly, its length has grown by almost thirty centimetres in just two years, and with weight following the same path, the larger 7.5-litre “460” V-8 has to be made standard.

Ford Thunderbird
● Introduction: September 1971. Construction: body on separate chassis. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 7.5-litre, 220 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: 571 cm. Top speed: 200 kph. Range: two-door hardtop coupe.

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