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Ford Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee Edition 5.8L 351ci V8 1978

General description : Mileage : 39073
Interior Color : Blue
Exterior Color : Diamond Blue Metallic
VIN : 8G87H146782
Transmission Description : C6 Automatic
Doors : 2

Description : Gateway Classic Cars of Louisville is proud to present this 1978 Ford Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee! Debuting all the way back in 1955, the Thunderbird was Ford's immediate response to the newly marketed mighty Corvette. It was rushed from idea to prototype in under a year! The Thunderbird would become one of Ford's longest produced cars. Spanning from 1955-1997, and 2002-2005, the Thunderbird would see not just a few redesigns, but 11 generations in total! This model is from '78, a 7th generation and a Diamond Jubilee to boot! The Diamond Jubilee was made to commemorate Ford's 75th anniversary as an automotive manufacturer. Offering nearly every available option and with exclusive colors it pushed the price to nearly double the base model! The Diamond Blue paint is a great color on the car, not just exclusive to the model but just a solid color on this car. The matching blue cloth interior is in great shape and very comfortable. Under the hood is a 5.8L 351ci V8 backed by a C6 Automatic transmission. Current owner has had her for over 7 years. The odometer shows 39k miles and is believed original, title supports the claim. The title is clean and clear and ready to be transferred into your name now! Options on this T-bird include: A/C, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows/Locks/Seats, Cloth Seats, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, AM/FM Radio, Seat Belts, aluminum Wheels, and White Wall Tires. This 1978 Ford Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee is offered by our Louisville Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (812) 294-1555 or email us at

1978 Ford Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee Edition 5.8L 351ci V8 is listed sold on ClassicDigest in Memphis by Gateway Classic Cars for $14500.


Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Thunderbird Model Version : Diamond Jubilee Edition 5.8L 351ci V8 Engine size : 5.8 Model Year : 1978 Location : Louisville


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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

Today classic Fords are extremely popular with enthusiasts and a great selection of classic Fords can be found for sale at