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1997 Ford Thunderbird Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Unibody
Production Years for Series : 1989 - 1997
Price : $17,885
Weight : 3560 lbs | 1614.789 kg

Power

V 6 90-degree
Displacement : 3802 cc | 232.0 cu in. | 3.8 L.
Power : 145 HP (106.72 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque :215 Ft-Lbs (292 NM) @ 2750 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 9.0:1
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Aluminum
Sequential Fuel Injection
V 8
Displacement : 4605 cc | 281.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 205 HP (150.88 KW) @ 4250 RPM
Torque :280 Ft-Lbs (380 NM) @ 3000 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 91 mm.
Stroke : 3.6 in | 91 mm.
Compression : 9.0:1
Sequential Fuel Injection
Transmission:
4 Automatic Overdrive

Production Figures

Total Ford Production for 1997 : 913,440
Total 1997 Thunderbird production : 73,814
1997 Ford Thunderbird

Dimensions

Coupe
Fuel Capacity : 18.0 Gal
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.3 in | 5088 mm.
Width : 72.7 in | 1847 mm.
Height : 52.5 in | 1334 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.0 in | 2870 mm.
Front Track : 61.6 in | 1565 mm.
Rear Track : 60.2 in | 1529 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Short/long arm with double isolated tension strut, coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear : H-arm independent, coi springs and stabilizer bar

Tires / Wheels
Tires : P205/70R15

Recall

Component

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer

AJ MOTORSPORT

NHTSA Campaign ID06E065000
SummaryCERTAIN AJ MOTORSPORT COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
ConsequenceLACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
RemedyAJ MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AJ MOTORSPORT AT 626-618-2026.
NotesTHIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AJ MOTORSPORT AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED 'LAMP MODEL NUMBERS.'CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV.

Component

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer

SABERSPORT

NHTSA Campaign ID09E012000
SummarySABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, 'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.' THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
ConsequenceDECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
RemedySABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
NotesTHIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER 'DOCUMENT SEARCH' LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

1997 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $16,900
Avg. Household Income : $37,005
Avg. Home : $124,100
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $1.22

The 1997 Ford Thunderbird measures 72.70 inches in width, The 1997 Ford Thunderbird measures 200.30 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 113.00 inches.


Concepts by Ford

Ford Monthly Sales Volume

November 2020
141,544
Additional Sales Volume Data


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