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Leather int. TCs
Jarron Offline
Senior Member
#1
How rare - if it is actually rare - to have the leather 2-tone interior in the 87-88s? Sunroof & all? I got my eye on one....damn headgasket cars be good deals! lol
1987 TC aka BIRDPWR - 5 Speed - Silver / Raven; NEW MOTOR!, .48 T3/4 Stage II, BOV, Gillis BoostValve,K & N Filter, MSD Ignition, 3G Alt, HID 8000s.

NEXT UP: 3" DP, 255HP fuel pump, AFPR, larger injectors, FMIC
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Pete D Online
Administrator
#2
Don't know but I see a lot of people that say "all options except sunroof and leather."
Pete Dunham


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5.0TurboCoupe1988 Offline
Posting Freak
#3
20 year old leather seats are most likely going to be a liability, not an asset...
1988 TC 2.3/5-Speed, 148K
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Bud30Pk Offline
Senior Member
#4
I agree,unless the leather is in great shape,forget it.As for the sunroof,same thing.My past experience with an SVO changed my mind-cloth and NO leather !
1991 Taurus SHO Plus-Red,black leather.2012 F150 XLT 3.5 EcoBoost.
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Pete D Online
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#5
My experience with unheated leather seats is that my butt gets cold before the seat gets warm.
Pete Dunham


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Ballman Offline
Senior Member
#6
Hey Pete , well my guess is that not to many out there that are all loaded up, I have a 88 with Blue leather from a 1 Owner and its in great shape still, its my lazy car with the Automatic trans . Im sure their out there , 1 of my project cars is a all loaded up 88 T/C from TX . Going with a Mod project ,hope this Summer . Go get that car Pete , you cant go wrong . But only if it is Rust free , see rust .. RUN !!! . . D.Wilder
DW
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xcrunnerbd Offline
Posting Freak
#7
Mine has a sunroof but no leather. I *really* didn't want the sunroof but my wish to replace my TC with another one trumped that. There's times I like it and 8 years later, I guess I'm glad it has one. Still though, I look at a sunroof as another place to leak. This one hasn't leaked water yet but does make massive amounts of wind noise (its at its quietest when the back is raised). I've got the seals just haven't gotten around to putting them on yet.

I really didn't know much about the options on a TC until well after I owned one and stumbled on this site. My first TC I thought was loaded like a towncar (I was comparing it to my previous car - 1984 Lynx) and then after coming here I learned it was a TC with very few options. But it did set the hook Smile

As for leather, I had a car with that and will NEVER own another car w/o cloth seats. Nothing wakes you up faster than rushing out to the car and sitting down on leather when its ~0* F outside. Then when its sunny and the seat gets HOT... If I lived somewhere that had more stable temps and/or could park in a ramp at work along with the garage at home my opinion might change but as of now leather looks awesome... in your car!

If you have the space and all - go for it. If nothing else you could use seat covers and pull them when you want to show it off Smile
Project 13 sec. / 30mpg in '88 TC 5Speed : [email protected] / 32+ mpg

On The Car: KN cone, 2-stage [email protected] 15psi wired to fuel switch, Kirban AFPR @ 39psi, Walbro 255 HP FP, 130A 3G Alt., Full 3" Stinger Exhaust incl. cat. no muffler,

Shelf: .48 T3, ported E6, BPV
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
#8
Of 14 '87-'88 TC I've owned 4 had leather, one was a blue/blue 5-speed and all other options including Moon Roof... A second blue/blue was auto and no sunroof but was otherwise loaded... Also had a black with red int and a white with red, both were high option, moon roof 5 speed cars...

My keepers do not have leather, moon roof or ATC...
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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TurboBird88 Offline
Junior Member
#9
mine is a leather w/o sunroof
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HOODBIRD Offline
Senior Member
#10
+1
86tc 5speed k&n, gfb boost controller, autometer gauges, tripminder, fmic, and upgrading as fast as possible
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