North American Turbocoupe Organization



# 1 most collectible ford from the 80's
turbospoolin23 Offline
Senior Member
#1
I found this article the other day so I thought I would share. I think it was written this year and it looks like we are #1!

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/car-ar...8609.xhtml
87 TC 5 spd... 17X9 Cobra R's, .60/.63 SVO T3 Turbo, Large NPR, Manual Boost Controller, AEM Wideband, BPV, K&N Cone, Walbro 255, Kirban AFPR, 3G Alternator Conversion, Short Throw Shifter, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Magnaflow Catalytic Converter & Muffler.
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#2
damn now everyone is gonna want these.... im all about value going up but now parts will be higher due to demand.
i like ours being like #5... stil in ranger but not what everyone wants.
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
Good find and an interesting read. I remember a lot of those cars.
Pete Dunham


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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Cool.
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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Dan S Offline
Administrator
#5
Pete D Wrote:Good find and an interesting read. I remember a lot of those cars.

And a lot of cars older than those too! :rotfl:
Dan S
Custom 88 TC, Mandarin Copper Pearl Metallic
http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...5#comments
1972 Ford F-100 SWB Styleside
2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 EcoBoost AWD
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Pete D Offline
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#6
Dan S Wrote:
Pete D Wrote:Good find and an interesting read. I remember a lot of those cars.

And a lot of cars older than those too! :rotfl:

I'm just glad I had you to show them to me,,,Dad :rockin:
Pete Dunham


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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#7
:popcorn:
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Dan S Offline
Administrator
#8
:gun: I had no doubt, you would jump in B! :beer:
Dan S
Custom 88 TC, Mandarin Copper Pearl Metallic
http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...5#comments
1972 Ford F-100 SWB Styleside
2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 EcoBoost AWD
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86XR7auto Offline
Moderator
#9
That was fun read....the TC was first...which was awesome. ..but escort second? Who would have thought.

Travis
86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsz7PdEqTI 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!
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turbo80sdriver Offline
Administrator
#10
Between myself, my Dad and Mom, and 2 brothers... we owned 8 of 10 models on that list, and for some models, owned several examples to boot! Believe it or not, I really regretted selling the LTD - it ran quite well! (but something had to go when the ex lost her job... and it took too long to get rid of her, so the LTD went to my brother).
My Dad started the whole thing when he sold the 1980 burnt sienna T-box... I mean, T-bird... for one of the first 1983 T-bird Elan models. From there it was the zippy 1985 GT Escort - that car was really reliable and peppy!, then he went to the 1987 TC BlueBird (My parts car now) before moving on to Lincoln Mark VII, then a few Mark VIIIs, then the LSC... and THEN the '65 1/2 T-bird Landau edition! (Hmmm, wonder where my brother's and I got the Ford fever from?!?!). I have the 3 '88 TCs, and Mom owned the Cougar Blue MAX edition (rare one!), before keeping that one in the family to sis, then she owned the SHO. Brother #2 bought the Capri, and traded it for an '88 GT 'tang. He had bought the '84 GT350, but blew up the engine in the first 5K miles before the Capri - I cried for him... The bank made him cry when he didn't get payoff for it and rolled extra $ into the Capri
Never owned the SVO (want one though...) or an EXP, but rode in one - gutless and rough, as I remembered it (Of course, that was after I stepped out of my new '86 Monte Carlo - the only new car I ever purchased in all my years!).
'88 TC-Black (TC February 2011)T-5 with 77K
'88 TC-Blue w/96K. Stocker w/t-5. (Feature project 2013)
'88 TC-Grey w/94k. Auto, well optioned, 2nd owner car - getting more options!
'87 TC-Blue w/123k t-5 parts car - less of a car now
'87 GN w/16.8K
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