1993 Ford Thunderbird LX (MkX)
Unusual to see MkX Thunderbird showing just 59,398 miles requiring some light recommissioning; room for 4 and a large boot with a 3.8 American Essex V6 and auto 'box
Dating from November 1992, this is an exceptionally rare car to see on UK shores, with the vast majority of Thunderbirds in the UK being much older models or the last of the line 11th Generation built between 2002-2005.
This sleek coupe hails from the 10th Generation and was produced between 1989-1997 with a face-lift in 1994. The engine options included a naturally aspirated 3.8 litre American Essex V6, supercharged 3.8 Essex V6 and a V8 option in either 4.6 or 4.9 guise mated to either 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual for the supercharged car.
This example has remained off the road in storage for the past few years following the expiry of its last (1 advisory for ‘underside covered in underseal’) MOT in November 2016 but does however run and drive. The car shows just 59,398 miles, with only c.4,000 miles covered since MOT in July 2007 at 55,765 miles which is very little indeed over 15 years.
The car presents well enough, but there are signs of cosmetic deterioration to some areas as pictured on the sills, sill ends, door bottoms and other localised areas of paint degradation that will likely require attention ahead of road use. An LX spec model, the interior presents well with automatic electronic seat belt guides, electronic climate control with A/C, electric seats, heated rear screen, electric windows, mirrors, glass sunroof, cruise control, original Ford radio/cassette, electric aerial and comfortable blue velour interior with seating for 4.
Under the bonnet, we find the naturally aspirated 140bhp 3.8-litre Essex V6 engine mated to 4-speed Ford AOD automatic transmission driving the rear wheels giving a 0-60mph time of c.11 seconds – not a speed demon perhaps but more of a comfortable tourer coupe that gave better economy and range with its 18 gallon tank than its rivals.
The history file includes just the V5C showing the car to have been registered in the UK in February 1993 the same year as the declared manufacture year on the V5C (although the data tag in the driver's door shows it was actually built in November 1992) recording eight former keepers to the current and a VOSA MOT history print-out. An unusual and practical 4-seat coupe that deserves a chance to shine once again.
Documents: V5C; VOSA MOT history; MOT Exp Nov-16 with 1 advisory
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Reg No: K661CNA
Chassis Number: 1FAPP6242PH138878
Engine Size: 3800
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