North American Turbocoupe Organization

New to the Turbo Game
Cody Smith Offline
Junior Member
So I just picked up my 85 turbo coupe the other day for $500. It's a dream car that I couldn't pass up. As is the car has some wiring problems that I am working out along with some leaks. After that I'm going to start the modding process and have some fun. So the low down is 1985 TC stick, Motor is out of a 87 so it has the top mount intercooler and IHI turbo. Car came with a manual boost controller, k&n, 3.73 gears, what appears to be a 3in down pipe no cat to a glass pack dumped. Kid also gave me a ported e6 head, along with a few new parts gaskets ect… The interior is in ok shape I know more once I get it put back together and figure out what is broken. So currently have a floor full of tune up parts waiting to go on once its not freezing outsize. Here she is the day I towed her home. [Image: IMG_1704_zpsadad23ba.jpg]
and after I bought some cobra r's to replace the flat stockers. Yes I know the outside needs a lot of love.
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blackbird87 Offline
Welcome to the addiction.
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd stock. 1987 Turbocoupe 5spd,Totalled.

Pete D Offline
Welcome to the board.
Pete Dunham


T-BirdX3 Offline
Senior Member
Welcome! Looks like a great project car.
'88 T-Coupe 5 speed/'88 T-Coupe Auto
'87 T-Coupe 5 speed/'87 T-coupe 5 speed(76k orig mile)
..... and there was light!

Stang8u Offline
Senior Member
Sweet find !

Jeff K Offline
Welcome! Great looking TC!
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized

Viper7 Offline
Welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy the madness.
88 TC Project Car|Deep Ocean Blue Metallic|Marchal Fog Lights|Custom Interior|Custom Instrument Panel|Gillis Valve|Cone Air Filter

Shine she may, Run she must

boosted chicken Offline
Senior Member
Looks to be in pretty decent shape. Not bad for $500.
88 TC#1 2.9L tall deck. Essy SVO head, Boport header, BW SX369 turbo, C4 trans, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)

LimaTee Offline
boosted chicken Wrote:Looks to be in pretty decent shape. Not bad for $500.

I guess I would have to say that if your TC only rates a not bad for $500, then most everybody that I know (including me) have been paying far too much for our TCs.
PS I am eager to see what you will be able to do with it.
The one part that never gets fixed on my cars is the nut that holds the steering wheel

Scott Mabe Offline
I traded for my 87, cash value of about $700. Clear coat is missing in a few spots and it needed 4 tires, a windshield, and some electrical work.
1987 Turbo Coupe
1988 Thunderbird parts car/ possibly street/strip car
1990 F-250HD 460ci
2001 Pontiac Montana (wife's ride)


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