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1978 Ford Thunderbird interior

INTERIOR LUXURY GROUP

Ultra-Soft Genuine Leather Seating Surfaces shown below in distinctive Russet (Code SE); Crushed Velour also available

Image: 1978 Ford Thunderbird Interior Luxury Group

The Interior Luxury Group includes many elegant standard luxuries. Included are:

Split Bench Seats
Manual Passenger Recliner
Media Velour Cloth Trim
Velour Seatback Inserts
Twin Seatback Ash Trays
High-Gloss Instrument Panel Appliques
High-Gloss Door Panel Appliques
Decor Door Trim Panels with Velour Inserts and Wide Pleats
Velour Inserts in Quarter Trim Panel Coved Areas
Courtesy Lamps in Quarter Trim Panels
Right-Hand Illuminated Vanity Mirror
18-oz. Luxury Carpeting
Luxury Steering Wheel
Day/Date Clock
Automatic Seatback Release
Color-Keyed Deluxe Belts
Convenience Group
Light Group
Luggage Compartment Trim

(The Interior Luxury Group with Crushed Velour upholstery is standard on the Town Landau model.)


CRUSHED VELOUR LEATHER SEATING COMPONENTS

TRIM CODE/COLOR

RB Blue
RE Russet
RR Jade
RS Dove Grey
RT Chamois
RZ Saddle

TRIM CODE/COLOR

SB Blue
SE Russet (shown above)
SQ White/Blue Components
SR Jade
SS Dove Grey
ST Chamois
SZ Saddle
S2 White/Chamois Components
S5 White/Jade Components
S7 White/Russet Components
S9 White/Saddle Components

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Components Include:

Instrument panel
Steering column
Steering wheel
Seat belts (Deluxe)
Carpeting
Console (if equipped*)

*Not available with Interior Luxury Group, on Town Landau or Diamond Jubilee Edition models

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STANDARD BENCH SEAT

Knit Cloth and Vinyl shown in Dove Grey (Code AS)

1978 Thunderbird standard Knit Cloth bench seat interior

CLOTH VINYL

TRIM CODE/COLOR

AB Blue
AE Russet
AR Jade
AS Dove Grey (shown above)
AT Chamois
AZ Saddle

TRIM CODE/COLOR

BB Blue
BE Russet
BR Jade
BS Dove Grey
BT Chamois
BZ Saddle

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OPTIONAL BUCKET SEATS AND CENTER CONSOLE

Multicolor Striped Cloth Inserts with Vinyl Trim shown in Blue (Code HB)

1978 Thunderbird optional bucket seats and console with Multicolor Striped Cloth inserts

OPTIONAL CLOTH BUCKET SEATS OPTIONAL VINYL BUCKET SEATS

TRIM CODE/COLOR

HB Blue (shown above)
HE Russet
HR Jade
HS Dove Grey
HT Chamois
HZ Saddle

Note: Standard interiors with optional bucket seats are similar in appearance to the Interior Decor Group interiors, however there is no horizontal strap on the upper seat backs. In its place are the chrome buckles that are typical with the standard bench seats pictured above. Compare the standard bucket seats above with the Interior Decor Group bucket seats below.

TRIM CODE/COLOR

CB Blue
CE Russet
CQ White/Blue Components
CR Jade
CS Dove Grey
CT Chamois
CZ Saddle
C2 White/Chamois Components
C5 White/Jade Components
C7 White/Russet Components
C9 White/Saddle Components


OPTIONAL INTERIOR DECOR GROUP IN CLOTH

Split Bench Seats with Cloth and Knit Cloth shown in Jade (Code DR)

1978 Thunderbird optional Interior Decor Group with split bench seats

CLOTH VINYL

TRIM CODE/COLOR

DB Blue
DE Russet
DR Jade (shown above)
DS Dove Grey
DT Chamois
DZ Saddle (shown below)

TRIM CODE/COLOR

EB Blue
EE Russet
EQ White/Blue Components
ER Jade
ES Dove Grey
ET Chamois
EZ Saddle
E2 White/Chamois Components
E5 White/Jade Components
E7 White/Russet Components
E9 White/Saddle Components


OPTIONAL INTERIOR DECOR GROUP BUCKET SEATS AND CENTER CONSOLE

Vinyl shown in White with Chamois Components (Code G2)

1978 Thunderbird Vinyl Bucket Seats and Console interior

CLOTH VINYL

TRIM CODE/COLOR

JB Blue
JE Russet
JR Jade (shown above)
JS Dove Grey
JT Chamois
JZ Saddle (shown below)

TRIM CODE/COLOR

GB Blue
GE Russet
GQ White/Blue Components
GR Jade
GS Dove Grey
GT Chamois
GZ Saddle
G2 White/Chamois Components (shown above)
G5 White/Jade Components
G7 White/Russet Components
G9 White/Saddle Components

 


OPTIONAL INTERIOR DECOR GROUP WITH LEATHER

Split Bench Seats with Leather Seating Surfaces (not shown)

1978 Thunderbird optional Interior Decor Group with split bench seats

TRIM CODE/COLOR

FB Blue
FE Russet
FQ White/Blue Components
FR Jade
FS Dove Grey
FT Chamois
FZ Saddle
F5 White/Jade Components
F7 White/Russet Components
F9 White/Saddle Components


DIAMOND JUBILEE EDITION

Split Bench Seats with Luxury Cloth and Thunderbird Insignia; Ultra Soft Leather Seating Surfaces also available in Interior Luxury Group sew style

The 1978 Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee Edition included unique interior and exterior features not found on any other 1978 Thunderbird. The split bench front seats had their own biscuit sew style with Thunderbird designs on the seatbacks. Plush 36-oz. cut-pile carpeting was also included.

Available in just two colors to coordinate with the exterior shades, the Ultra Soft Leather was added late in the model year, and featured the Interior Luxury Group sew style on the seats instead of the biscuit sew style.

Image: 1978 Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee Edition interior
TRIM CODE COLOR MATERIAL NOTES
TB
TT
SB
TB
Diamond Blue
Chamois
Diamond Blue
Chamois
Luxury Cloth
Luxury Cloth
Ultra Soft Leather
Ultra Soft Leather
Unique sew style
Unique sew style
Interior Luxury Group sew style
Interior Luxury Group sew style

Optional Thunderbird vinyl roofs could be ordered to match the body paint color, or contrast it for a dramatic effect, as seen below:

1978 Ford Thunderbird vinyl roof

Above: 1978 Thunderbird optional vinyl roof shown in Dark Jade (roof code YR). Also shown: optional Power Moonroof with Jade tinted glass.


VINYL ROOF

1978 Thunderbird vinyl roof codes consist of two digits. The first digit is a letter identifying the type of vinyl roof. All 1978 Thunderbirds use "Y" as the first digit, which designates Valino Grain vinyl material, 1/2 vinyl roof style.

VINYL TYPE CODE ROOF COLOR CODE ROOF COLOR
Y - Valino Grain vinyl; 1/2 vinyl style

*Diamond Jubilee Edition only
A
B
C*
D
E
P
R
S
T
U
V
W
Z*
Black
Blue
Ember*
Russett
Dove Grey
Silver
Dark Jade
Midnight Blue
Brown
Chamois
Light Cream
White
Diamond Blue*