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1958 Thunderbird Interior Trim

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VINYL BOLSTERS AND NYLON HIGHLAND TWEED FABRIC INSERTS

TRIM CODE - COLOR BOLSTER/INSERT

XA - Blue/Blue
XB - Green/Green
XC - Black/Black and White*
XK - Turquoise/Turquoise

The Highland Tweed fabric used in 1958 had an overall random check pattern; not uniform like a checkerboard, and colors above were combined with a white weave that made the cloth part of the seats appear lighter than the vinyl part.
*This is most noticeable on the black fabric, hence the notation above.

 

SOFTEXTURED VINYL BOLSTERS AND INSERTS

1958 Ford Thunderbird vinyl interior trim

TRIM CODE - COLOR BOLSTER/INSERT

XE - Blue/White
XF - Green/White
XG - Red/White (shown at right)
XH - Black/White
XL - Tan/White
XM - Turquoise/White

The Softextured Vinyl used on the 1958 Thunderbirds had a horizontally-pleated design on the inserts, and the seats featured a silver tinsel welt that separated the bolster from the inserts.

 

One of the 1958 Thunderbird price lists includes a price for an optional all-leather interior for $106. This option was not installed in production until 1959.

CONVERTIBLE TOP COLORS

 

TOP CODE - TOP COLOR/LINING COLOR/FRAME COLOR

1 - Black/Gray/Black
2 - Light Green/Green/Tan
3 - Light Blue/Blue/Black
4 - White/Gray/Black
5 - White/Blue/Black
6 - White/Green/Tan
7 - White/Buff/Tan

The assortment of convertible top colors (with color-coordinated linings and frames) would be greater in the 1958 and 1959 model years than in any other.