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1988 2.3L T5 speed manual Thunderbird Turbo Coupe COMPELTE CAR $850 obo trade?

Deathly Fast 2.3L (Pinto on steroids) T5 manual, This car needs some work, but cheap, insides are nice, Console, Bucket seats, I will post pictures tomorrow, and I will fire it up tomorrow, after I check a few things out...asking $850 bucks.....Nice alloy Wheels, good tires, neat old daily driver, last owner said fuel pump is bad, 90 bux at Advanced...you want a car to scare those Mustang-Trans Am boys....and you a 4 cly...USA made, Not a ricer...here is.....Started it today on starting fluid, ran good, ordered the fuel pump tonight
The Turbo Coupe, the top-of-the-line model was special for several reasons. It used a turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.3 L (~140 cu in) engine with Ford's EEC-IV electronic engine control system. Unlike the other models, the Turbo Coupe came with a standard 5-speed manual transmission. Other improvements included a limited-slip differential (called "Traction-Lok"), larger tires and wheels, and a sportier interior complete with analog gauges.

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1987, the body shell and interior were altered for improved aerodynamic performance. Replacing the Elan were new LX and Sport models. The latter came with the V8 while the LX came with the V6. The Turbo Coupe earned the honor of being the Motor Trend Car of the Year for 1987. The 2.3 L turbo-4 now included the air-to-air intercooler that was found in the Ford Mustang SVO and boosted power up to 190 horsepower (140 kW) for the 5-speed manual transmission. New for the Turbo Coupe was a 4-speed automatic, with which the engine was rated at 150 horsepower (110 kW). The automatic had detuned turbo boost of 9.5 psi (65 kPa or 0.65 bar) instead of 10 to 15 psi (70 to 100 kPa or 0.7 to 1 bar). Ford's rationale for that was "transmission durability". Otherwise, the Turbo Coupe also came with anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, Automatic Ride Control, and 16-inch 225/60VR performance tires. On the appearance side, the Turbo Coupe received a performance hood with operational dual hood scoops with air ducts to the intercooler. The Turbo Coupe also featured a performance-styled front valance with fog lights and special trim with "Turbo Coupe" badges on the doors, as well as "Snowflake" 16 inch alloy wheels.
1988, the final year for the Turbo Coupe, saw only a minor change. The 5-speed manual transmission now allowed the full 15 psi of boost in all forward gears (as opposed to excluding the first two gears).
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Re: 1988 2.3L T5 speed manual Thunderbird Turbo Coupe COMPELTE CAR $850 obo trade?

Does it run well?
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Where is the car at now? State and City plz.
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