1986 Ford

Thunderbird Elan $12,995



This is a special kind of classic. It's a 1986 Ford Thunderbird Elan with fuel-injected V8 power, a loaded A/C interior, ultra-low mileage, and awesome documentation. So when you're looking for a survivor with distinction, dig into all the details on this coupe.

The Elan was the premium Thunderbird and we have the window sticker to show the long list of options that made this quite an expensive coupe. And premium cars receive premium respect. It has even received the kind of less use where there would be more on the odometer if we just drove it from our showroom to the Las Vegas strip and back once a year! So with such low mileage, it has an impressive level of survivor care. We're told the paint is the factory-original application aside from fixing a scratch on the rear bumper. This Midnight Wine color has an upper-class sense of style, especially with the level of shine it retails. This well-respected life also means super straight sheet metal, bright wire wheel covers, a distinct lavender pinstripe, bright emblems, and doors you can close with authority. While preservation makes this a desirable classic, there's also the overall attraction of one of Ford's most ambitious designs. This generation T-bird created a new, sleeker era at Ford, and it was such a trendsetter that the influence eventually spread to everything from the Taurus to the Mustang.

Low mileage means less seat time, and so the interior has a time capsule kind of quality. That means it's easy to appreciate all the options that make this such a luxury cruiser. It starts with the supple leather upholstery. You get power windows, power mirrors, power locks, a premium AM/FM/cassette stereo with a seven-band equalizer, and cold-blowing air conditioning. There is room for plenty of people, including true comfort in the back (a rarity in coupes.) But just like its predecessors, the Thunderbird is a personal luxury car, and so the focus will always be on the driver. You have a power front seat that power adjusts to your ideal comfort position, and the tilt steering column gives you an excellent view of the optional digital gauge package.

Under the hood is a fuel-injected version of Ford's famous 5.0-liter V8. That means this one has nearly as deep a performance parts catalog available as the Mustang. But that's not really the point of this classic. This is the numbers-matching motor, and the presentation is so clean and factory-correct - right down to the decals. So we really just love it for the time capsule this provides. And we know plenty of people at cruise-ins, car shows, and survivor events will appreciate it, too. But this one was also made for you to add to the low odometer. It was given new head gaskets, a full gasket set, and new shocks/struts all in 2021. That makes for the kinds of investments where the V8 fires up eagerly, idles smoothly, and feels confident out on the road. Plus, it has the best grand touring features, like cruise control and a four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. Add in power steering, power brakes, and front discs, and you'll realize this is the one you'll take to survivor shows near and far away.

The sale comes complete with the original window sticker, owner's manual, maintenance records, spare tail lamps, and more. This is a luxury-level survivor-grade classic, and you can take it home right now for an affordable price. Call today!!!

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Engine Size
5.0 Liter V8
Fuel Specification
Engine Type
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic


Body Color
Midnight Wine
Body Style
Paint Type


Interior Color
Seating Type
Split Bench
Seat Material
Shifter Type

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