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.

It performs like a T-Bird!

Thunderbird 430 Special V-8

1959 and 1960 Thunderbirds with the J-code 430 cubic inch V-8 engine