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1978 Ford Thunderbird
Optional Equipment

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Audio
AM/FM Monaural Radio (1 speaker) ($53)
AM/FM Stereo Radio (4 speakers) ($113)
AM/FM Stereo Search Radio (4 speakers) ($270)
AM/FM Stereo Radio with Quadrasonic Tape Player (4 speakers) ($320) (Town
  Landau or Diamond Jubilee Edition—$50)
AM/FM Stereo Radio with Tape Player (4 speakers) ($187)
40-Channel Citizen's Band Radio* ($295)
Radio Flexibility Group* ($105)
AM Radio Delete ($72 credit)
Dual Rear Speakers (AM or AM/FM Monaural Radios only) ($46)
Power Antenna* (Not available with AM Radio Delete option—$45)

Appearance and Protection
Color-Keyed Deluxe Belts ($21)
Deluxe Bumper Group ($78)
Includes front/rear bumper guards and horizontal rub strips
Front and Rear Bumper Guards* ($42) (Required in California and Florida; no rub strips but includes rubber inserts on guards themselves)
Exterior Decor Group ($382) (With Convenience Group or Interior
  Luxury Group—$332)
Includes: vinyl roof, dual sport mirrors, dual accent paint stripes, and styled road wheels (wire wheel covers and turbine spoke cast aluminum wheels also available)
Interior Decor Group ($316)
Includes split bench seats with dual armrests, choice of luxury knit cloth or vinyl upholstery, reclining passenger seat, 14-oz. deluxe carpeting, passenger visor vanity mirror, quarter trim panel armrest pads, decor door trim panels, and color-keyed deluxe belts
Sports Decor Group* ($446) (With Convenience Group—$396)
Interior Luxury Group ($783)
Includes split bench seats, manual passenger recliner, Media Velour cloth trim, Velour seatback inserts with twin ash trays, high-gloss instrument panel and 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 visor 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
Black Vinyl Insert Bodyside Moldings ($42)
Not available with Tu-Tone Paint Treatment
Wide Bright Bodyside Moldings ($42)
Color-Keyed Vinyl Insert Wide Bodyside Molding ($54)
Rocker Panel Moldings* ($29)
Metallic Glow Paint ($62)
Colors available: Bright Blue, Light Jade, and Chamois
Tu-Tone Paint Treatment ($79)
Dual Accent Paint Stripes ($46)
Protection Group ($46) (With Front License Plate Bracket—$50)
Includes front and rear floor mats with carpet inserts, bright door edge guards, license plate frames, spare tire lock
Lower Bodyside Protection* ($46) (Without Wide Bright or Wide
  Color-Keyed Bodyside Molding— $46)
Two-Piece Vinyl Roof ($138)
Black Leather-Wrapped Sport Steering Wheel ($64) (With Sports Instrumentation Group—$51; not available with Speed Control)
Wire Wheel Covers ($112)
Not available on Town Landau, Diamond Jubilee Edition, or with Exterior Decor or Sports Decor Groups
Styled Road Wheels ($159)
Turbine Spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels ($291) (With Exterior
  Decor Group—$132)
GR78 x 15 WSW Tires ($46)
HR78 x 15 BSW ($22)
HR78 x 15 WSW Tires ($68)
HR78 x 15 Wideband WSW Steel-Belted Radial Tires ($88) (Diamond
  Jubilee Edition—$20)
HR70 x 15 Wide-Oval WSW Tires ($90) (Diamond Jubilee Edition—$22)
Inflatable Spare Tire with HR78 BSW Tires* (no charge)
Front License Plate Bracket* (no charge)
Luggage Compartment Trim* ($39)
Front Floor Mats* ($20)

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Comfort and Convenience

SelectAire Conditioner ($543)
Required with Interior Luxury Group
SelectAire Conditioner with Automatic Temperature Control ($588) (Town Landau
  or Diamond Jubilee Edition—$45)
Day/Date Quartz Clock ($22)
Convenience Group ($103) (With Bucket Seats and Console—$93)
Includes left- and right-hand remote control mirrors, automatic parking brake release, interval windshield wipers, trip odometer
Front Cornering Lamps ($46)
Electric Rear Window Defroster ($93)
Includes 70-amp. alternator
Tinted Glass—Complete ($66)
Tinted Glass—Windshield only ($28)
Illuminated Entry System ($54)
Sports Instrumentation Group ($118) (With Convenience Group—$111; with Town
  Landau or Interior Luxury Group—$75)
Light Group ($49)
Includes dual beam dome map light, courtesy lights under instrument panel, lights in ashtray/glove box/engine compartment/trunk area, "headlights on" warning buzzer, "door ajar" warning light
Power Lock Group ($100)
Includes electric power door locks and trunk release; requires left-hand remote control mirror or Dual Sport Mirror option
Bright Left-Hand Remote Control Mirror ($16)
Dual Sport Mirrors ($58) (With Convenience Group or Interior Luxury Group—$8)
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror ($37) (With Interior Decor Group—$33)
Power Moonroof ($691)
Tints available: Gold, Silver, Brown, Rose, or Jade to coordinate with vinyl roof
T-Roof Convertible* ($699)
6-Way Power Seat ($149)
Automatic Seatback Release ($33)
Bucket Seats and Console ($211) (With Interior Decor Group—$37)
Fingertip Speed Control ($117) (Town Landau, Diamond Jubilee Edition, or with
  Interior Luxury Group or Sports Instrumentation Group—$104)
Tilt Steering Wheel ($70)
Space-Saver Spare Tire (No charge)
Ultra-Soft Leather Seating Surfaces ($296)
All-Vinyl Seat Trim (Standard with Bucket Seats/Console—$24)
Power Side Windows ($126)
Requires Tinted Glass and Left-Hand Remote Control Mirror
Luxury Sound Insulation Package* ($29)

Performance and Economy
Heavy-Duty 90-amp. Alternator ($50)
Optional Ratio Axle ($14)
Traction-Lok Differential Axle (Not available with 5.0L (302 CID) engine—$50)
Heavy-Duty 77-amp. Battery ($18)
California Emission Equipment ($75)
High Altitude Emission Equipment ($22)
Optional Engines:
- 351 CID 2V V-8 ($157)
- 400 CID 2V V-8 ($283)
Engine Block Immersion Heater* ($13)
Heavy-Duty/Handling Suspension ($20)
Includes heavy-duty rear springs and heavy-duty front and rear shock absorbers
Heavy-Duty Trailer Towing Package ($184)
Includes heavy-duty battery, alternator (see note below), radiator, rear springs, shock absorbers, rear lower suspension arms, frame; towing axle ratio; wiring harness; and external transmission and power steering oil coolers

Note: Heavy-duty alternator when SelectAire or rear window electric defroster is ordered

*New option for 1978