North American Turbocoupe Organization



Is this a real one??
Monte Offline
Junior Member
#1
Not that I am interested in it. Just wondering. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...egory=6240 Monte
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mmedic50 Offline
Senior Member
#2
Wouldn't you think that if it really was a "one of a kind" pace car that they might have put the FMS 140 speedo in it?
1988 TC 5 speed, Dark Blue
Build date 5/88.
140 mph Ford Motorsport Speedometer
Tripminder
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
Kirban Adj. Fuel Pressure Regulator
K&N Air Filter
Gillis Boost Control Valve
New rebuild- .030 over pistons.
SS valves(1.89/1.59).
Center Force Stage II clutch.
ARP head studs.
Crane roller cam .450 lift.
Gutted upper and ported lower intake.
Ceramic coated and ported E6 exhaust.
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Noname
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#3
In the description they say "You see Indy Pace Car Copies But not Nascar Copies" which leads me to believe its a copy.

But then they say Its Authentic.

So are they as confused am I am?

HE HE HE

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88: Densecharger cold air kit w/ K&N, polished upper from Dan E, Gillis Boost valve,4 point roll cage w/ Corbeau seats and G Force 5 point seat belts harness.
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Predator Offline
Junior Member
#4
That is an interesting car. I'm not in need of another project now but would like to know about the history of it. How about it T/C history buffs, is this car authentic??? How many did they make????
'88 TBird T/C 5-speed, totally stock
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martin0660 Offline
Posting Freak
#5
I suspect it is real.

My memory isnt clear, and I cant confirm the source for this, but I beleive there was a story with this car. It was damaged on the drivers side quarter during the season, and was repaired. The sticker seen on the drivers side versus the full logo on the passenger side seems to confirm this.

I'm sure it may have paced the Nascar race, but it probably also paced everything at the Glen that year.

It might be one of a kind, but unless you are into Watkins Glen, its probably nothing special. Ford (and GM, Chrysler, ETC) give out pace cars to tracks all over the place.
Several tracks I know well auction theirs off for charity (they usually go for used retail prices), or they are to be returned.

Regards,
Bob Myers
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#6
I checked a copy of "45 Years of Thunder" and there was no mention of any limited, special models. That does not mean there were not any, just that the book didn't mention them.
Pete Dunham


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Resurectedbird Offline
Senior Member
#7
Originally from Watkins Glen. I wish I had the money to buy it if it is real. Going back To Watkins on Saturday.......
Oh well....
Currently birdless, but will get another someday!
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BCA Offline
Senior Member
#8
Quote:Originally posted by martin0660:
I suspect it is real.

My memory isnt clear, and I cant confirm the source for this, but I beleive there was a story with this car. It was damaged on the drivers side quarter during the season, and was repaired. The sticker seen on the drivers side versus the full logo on the passenger side seems to confirm this.

I'm sure it may have paced the Nascar race, but it probably also paced everything at the Glen that year.

It might be one of a kind, but unless you are into Watkins Glen, its probably nothing special. Ford (and GM, Chrysler, ETC) give out pace cars to tracks all over the place.
Several tracks I know well auction theirs off for charity (they usually go for used retail prices), or they are to be returned.

Regards,
Bob Myers

I agree with Bob on this one.

The seller is hyping it up pretty good and I question his claims of it having a "special computer" and that it was suppose to be destroyed but "slipped through the cracks"
I don't see anything special about this car other than it is a stock TurboCoupe with a decal package that may be of interest to someone near the track.

He also is trying to compare it to an Indy Pace Car and I don't think that it is a fair comparison because the Indy Pace car replicas are a nationally known and factory built car and that is what makes them a more valuable commodity.

Brent


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1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 7,860 built
1986 asc/McLaren EuroCoupe - 1 of 47 built
1971 Ranchero
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power

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1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power
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turbocoupes Offline
Senior Member
#9
put out an email to try and find out...will keep all posted...have been 3 hrs. searching all over the web with no results...

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83 86 87 87 87 87 TC 87 XR4ti
Garry McVey "BIRDS OF A FEATHER" TBird TC owners are usually wingin' it
TC's 83 project, 86 donor for 83, 86 FUN street car daily driver with speed equipment from Red 88 donor, 87 blue to be stock street car, 87 red donor for blue and others, 87 red donor, 88 street and strip(now a donor) 14.01 chasin 13.0's, 87 XR4ti project,
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
#10
Watkins Glen did have a white Turbo Coupe for their Pace Car in '87 or '88(saw a bit of a race a few months ago on Speedvision). As the others have mentioned I doubt its anything special, probably a stock TC from the local Ford dealers lot. But it does make it a interesting car.

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Three 1988 Turbo Coupes .....
yea one of em has a 5.0 And runs 13.1s......
uhhh make that [email protected] with a 90hp shot of nitrous.
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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