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Automotive Mileposts  
Standard Equipment
1970
Thunderbird script
Thunder Jet 429 V-8 (360 Horsepower)
SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic Drive
Integral-Design "Fluidic Control" Power Steering
    New for '70
Self-Adjusting Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
Radial-Ply Tires New for '70
Dual Exhaust System
Full Instrumentation (Ammeter, Oil Pressure,
     Temperature, and Fuel Gauges)
Left-Hand Outside Remote Control Mirror
AM Pushbutton Radio with Concealed Antenna
     New for '70
Flight Bench Seats with Center
     Fold-Down Armrest
Power Ventilation System
Concealed Electric Windshield Wipers New for '70
Uni-Lock Safety Harness New for '70
Sequential Turn Signals*
Cornering Lights
Ventless Side Glass
Reversible Keys with "Keyless" Locking
Electric Clock
MagicAire Heater-Defroster
Lockable Lighted Glove Box
Map Light with Automatic Time Delay (Early
     Production) New for '70
Lined and Lighted Luggage Compartment
Full Wheel Covers
Articulated Accelerator Pedal
Front and Rear AshTrays
Backup Lights
Cigarette Lighter
Coat Hooks
Courtesy Lights
Carpeting
All-Vinyl Color-Keyed Headlining
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
All Ford Motor Company Lifeguard Design Safety Features
Teak-toned applique on Instrument Panel
Concealed Windshield Wipers
Concealed Windshield Wipers were new for 1970.
Uni-Lock Safety Harness
Uni-Lock Safety Harness simplified fastening lap and shoulder belts.
Sequential Turn Signals
Thunderbird's distinctive Sequential Turn Signals returned for 1970, but their days were numbered...
* Note: In order to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, a change was made in production on December 29, 1969 to include 4 relays on the Solid State Transistorized Sequential Turn Signal control. This was done to increase the brightness of the brake and turn signals on 1970 Thunderbirds. The relays controlled the illumination of the center (#2 in flash sequence), and outboard rear lamps, and a new Sequential Trigger (flasher) unit was installed under the instrument panel at the same time due to the change in voltage the additional relays created. For additional information, refer to 1970 Thunderbird - Did You Know? Front Cornering Lights
Front Cornering Lights, first introduced as an option in 1968, became standard in 1970.  These lights really lit up dark corners.