1955: A new
car is born...THUNDERBIRD. This car, and the Thunderbirds that followed,
are classics and set the styling trend for an entire generation of cars.
The 430-cubic inch, 350-horsepower Special V-8 engine was a $177 option on 1959 and 1960 Thunderbirds.
One of the greatest Thunderbird thrills is to command the spectacular 430 Special V-8, the engine that's truly in
a performance class by itself.
1959 and 1960 J-Code Thunderbird
Special 430 V-8 cars
1962 and 1963 M-code Thunderbird
390 Sports V-8 cars
1966 and 1967 Q-code Thunderbird
428 V-8 cars
The optional 350-horsepower Thunderbird 430 Special V-8 is the heart of the 1960 Thunderbird. This sensational
powerplant in a car as compact as the Thunderbird results in performance and agility unmatched on the American road.
1959 and 1960 Thunderbirds with the J-code 430 cubic inch V-8 engine
1959 Thunderbirds J-code engine1960 Thunderbirds J-code engine
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