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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Deluxe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 18 24 $34,881 $38,355
2-Door Convertible Premium 18 24 $35,824 $39,415
2-Door Convertible 50th Anniversary 18 24 $40,221 $44,355
2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,881
$55,308
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,355
$63,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$639 / month
$1060 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 55.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 52.6 75.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 53.8
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 43.6
Second Leg Room (in) - 27.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 49.5
Second Head Room (in) - 33.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 46.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 177.8
Height, Overall (in) 52.7 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.2 103.1
Liftover Height (in) 30.2 29.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 72.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.5 8.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.1 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.6 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50VR17 245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50VR17 245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3775 3840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 286 @ 4000 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 99A NA
Displacement 3.9L/240 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6000 300 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.42
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.18
Trans Order Code 44A - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Thunderbird Lexus SC 430
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 40
Suspension Type - Front SLA Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.73 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 40
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.22 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear SLA Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Double-Wishbone
 
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