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1979 Ford Thunderbird
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1979 Ford Thunderbird interior

INTERIOR LUXURY GROUP

Media Velour upholstery is available in 6 colors—shown below in Dark Red (Code RD) and above in Dove Grey (code RS); Ultra-Soft Genuine Leather Seating Surfaces in 11 colors are also available at extra cost with Interior Luxury Group

Image: 1979 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 Media Velour upholstery is standard on the Town Landau model.)

MEDIA VELOUR ULTRA-SOFT LEATHER SEATING COMPONENTS

TRIM CODE/COLOR

RB Blue
RD Dark Red (shown above)
RF Cordovan
RR Jade
RS Dove Gray
RT Chamois

TRIM CODE/COLOR

SB Blue
SD Dark Red
SF Cordovan
SN White/Dark Red Components
SQ White/Blue Components
SR Jade
SS Dove Grey
ST Chamois
S2 White/Chamois Components
S5 White/Jade Components
S6 White/Cordovan Components

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Components Include:

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

* Console not available with Interior Luxury Group or Heritage Edition interiors

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STANDARD BENCH SEAT

Knit Cloth and Vinyl shown in Chamois (Code LT)

1979 Thunderbird standard Knit Cloth bench seat interior

CLOTH BENCH VINYL BENCH

TRIM CODE/COLOR

LB Blue
LD Dark Red
LF Cordovan
LR Jade
LS Dove Grey
LT Chamois (shown above)

TRIM CODE/COLOR

KB Blue
KD Dark Red
KF Cordovan
KR Jade
KS Dove Grey
KT Chamois

CLOTH BUCKETS (Optional) VINYL BUCKETS (Optional)
TRIM CODE/COLOR

HB Blue
HD Dark Red
HF Cordovan (Shown above)
HR Jade
HS Dove Grey
HT Chamois

TRIM CODE/COLOR

CB Blue
CD Dark Red
CF Cordovan
CN White/Dark Red Components
CQ White/Blue Components
CR Jade
CS Dove Grey
CT Chamois
C2 White/Chamois Components (shown below)
C5 White/Jade Components
C6 White/Cordovan Components

Note: Standard Flight Bench Seat features a new-for-1979 center fold-down armrest.

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OPTIONAL INTERIOR DECOR GROUP BUCKET SEATS AND CONSOLE

Multicolor Striped Cloth Inserts with Vinyl Trim shown in Cordovan (Code JF)

1979 Thunderbird optional bucket seats and console with Multicolor Striped Cloth inserts

CLOTH (Above) VINYL (Below)

TRIM CODE/COLOR

JB Blue
JD Dark Red
JF Cordovan (shown above)
JR Jade
JS Dove Grey
JT Chamois

Note: Image above appeared in the revised catalog #172, dated 12/78. The original image in this catalog didn't include the center console for some reason. (Thanks to Michael Imaoka for his assistance in identifying this.)

TRIM CODE/COLOR

GB Blue
GD Dark Red
GF Cordovan
GN White/Dark Red Components
GQ White/Blue Components
GR Jade
GS Dove Grey
GT Chamois
G2 White/Chamois Components (shown below)
G5 White/Jade Components
G6 White/Cordovan Components

OPTIONAL BUCKET SEATS AND CENTER CONSOLE

Vinyl shown in White with Chamois Components (Code G2)

1979 Thunderbird Vinyl Bucket Seats and Console interior


OPTIONAL INTERIOR DECOR GROUP IN CLOTH

Split Bench Seats with Waffle-Weave Knit Cloth shown in Jade (Code DR)

1979 Thunderbird optional Interior Decor Group with split bench seats

CLOTH VINYL

TRIM CODE/COLOR

DB Blue
DD Dark Red
DF Cordovan
DR Jade (shown above)
DS Dove Grey
DT Chamois

TRIM CODE/COLOR

EB Blue
ED Dark Red
EF Cordovan
EN White/Dark Red Components
EQ White/Blue Components
ER Jade
ES Dove Grey
ET Chamois
E2 White/Chamois Components
E5 White/Jade Components
E9 White/Cordovan Components


VINYL ROOF

1979 Ford Thunderbird vinyl roof

Above: 1979 Thunderbird with optional 2-piece vinyl roof in Dark Red (roof code Y8)

Vinyl roof codes for the 1979 Thunderbird consist of two digits. The first digit is a letter identifying the type of vinyl roof. All 1979 Thunderbirds except where noted below use "Y" as the first digit, which designates a Valino Grain vinyl material, ½ vinyl roof style.

VINYL TYPE CODE ROOF COLOR CODE ROOF COLOR

Y - Valino Grain vinyl; ½ vinyl style

X - Lugano Grain vinyl; ½ vinyl style

*Heritage only (all were X - Lugano Grain)

+Lugano Grain when used on Town Landau model only

A
D*
F+
P
Q
R
S
T
V
W
2*
8
Black
Maroon*
Dark Cordovan+
Silver
Midnight Blue
Dark Jade
Dove Grey
Chamois
Cream
White
Light Medium Blue*
Dark Red

The Thunderbird vinyl roof was an option that could be ordered to match the body paint color, as shown below, or contrast for a more dramatic effect: Comprised of two pieces, a body-colored band stretched from side to side separating the front section from the rear.

Special thanks to Michael Imaoka for his assistance in researching and documenting the incredible assortment of interior trim codes and options for this series of Thunderbirds.


HERITAGE EDITION

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

The 1979 Thunderbird Heritage includes exquisite interior and exterior touches that belong to Heritage alone. The front split bench seats are individually adjustable with dual center fold-down armrests. Biscuit sew style with Thunderbird insignia on the seatbacks is exclusive to the Heritage with Luxury Cloth upholstery. Plush 36-oz. cut-pile carpeting, Ebony woodtone appliques, hand-stitched leather instrument panel padding and steering wheel are rich pleasures to be enjoyed.

Available in just two interior shades to compliment the exterior colors. Ultra Soft Leather seating surfaces are available at additional cost, and feature the Interior Luxury Group sew style on the seats.

Image: 1979 Thunderbird Heritage Edition interior
TRIM CODE COLOR MATERIAL NOTES
TB
TD
UB
UD
Blue
Dark Red
Blue
Dark Red
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