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1979 Ford Thunderbird
Standard Equipment

Image: 1979 Thunderbird instrument panel gauges


5.0L (302 CID) V-8 Engine (N.A. with California Emission Equipment)
5.8L (351 CID) V-8 Engine (Required in California or with High Altitude Emissions)
DuraSpark Ignition
SelectShift Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
Self-Adjusting Brakes
Chrome-Plated Swingaway Grille
Fender Louvers for Engine Cooling
Wiper-Mounted Washer Jets
Coolant Recovery System
Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
Coolant Recovery System
Dual Note Horn
BSW Steel-Belted Radial Tires
Full-Coil Suspension
Tuned Shock Absorbers
Body/Frame Construction
Closed Box-Section Members
Extensive Soundproofing
Seat and Shoulder Belts
Inside Hood Release
Locking Steering Column
Ignition Key Warning Buzzer
Back-up Lights
Front and Rear Side Marker Lamps
Left-Hand Remote Control Exterior Mirror*
Electric Clock
Power Ventilation
MagicAire Heater/Defroster
40-amp. Alternator
Front and Rear Bumper Guards*

Opera Windows
Concealed Headlamps
Hood Ornament
Fender Louvers
Full-Width Taillamps
Full Wheel Covers
Bright Moldings at Windows, Hood Rear Edge, Door Belts, Drip Rails,
  Roof Wrapover, Rocker Panels and Wheel Lips
Wide Bright Bodyside Moldings*
Door Trim with Woodtone Appliques
Instrument Panel Burled Walnut Woodtone Appliques
Thunderbird Ornamentation
Deep-Cushioned Bench Seats with Front Center Fold-Down Armrest
  (Rossano Cloth with Vinyl Trim)*
Color-Keyed Cut-Pile Carpeting
Full-Length Door Armrests
AM Pushbutton Radio with Instrument Panel Speaker

*New standard item for 1979


(Most of the items in left column, plus these additional items)
Brushed Aluminum Roof Wrapover Applique
Color-Keyed Roof Crossover Moldings*
Color-Keyed Translucent Hood Ornament Insert
Cast Aluminum Wheels with Accent Paint
Opera Windows with Town Landau Insignia
Accent Stripes on Bodysides, Hood and Grille Opening Panel, Deck Lid,
  Headlamp Doors, and Fender Louvers
WSW Steel-Belted Radial Ply Tires
Wide Color-Keyed Vinyl Insert Bodyside Moldings with Partial Wheel Lip Moldings
Front Cornering Lamps
Deluxe Bumper Group (includes Front/Rear Bumper Guards, Horizontal Rub Strips)
Luxury Sound Insulation Package
Town Landau Insignia on Instrument Panel Applique
22K Gold Finish Plaque Engraved with Owner's Name
6-Way Power Driver's Seat
Power Side Windows
Power Lock Group (includes Door Locks, Electric Deck Lid Release)
SelectAire Conditioner—Manual Control
Interior Luxury Group (includes Convenience Group and Light Group—for details,
  see 1979 Thunderbird Optional Equipment page [opens in new window])
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (Passenger Side)
Tinted Glass
AM/FM Stereo Search Radio with Four Speakers
Tilt Steering Wheel

*When ordered with optional vinyl roof

HERITAGE EDITION (Most of the items at left and above, plus these additions)
Padded Vinyl Roof with Unique Quarter Panel Appearance
Chrome Heritage Script on Roof Quarter Panel
Triband Body Tape Stripes
Door Plaques with Owner's Initials
22K Gold-Finish Nameplate with Engraved Owner's Name
Color-Keyed Grille, Cast Aluminum Wheels, Bumper Guards and Rub Strips
Power Antenna
Driver and Passenger Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
Instrumentation Cluster with Ebony Woodtone Applique
Unique Split Bench Seats with Biscuit-Design Luxury Cloth Trim and Unique
  Thunderbird Ornamentation in Upper Bolsters
Door and Front Seat Back Assist Straps
Cloth Seat Back Inserts
Luxury Door Trim Panels with Cloth Inserts and Pull Straps
Hand-Stitched, Leather-Covered Instrument Panel Pad
Ebony Woodtone Appliques on Instrument Panel, Knobs, Door/Quarter Panels
  and Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Luxury Steering Wheel
Fingertip Speed Control*
Molded Door/Quarter Armrests with Extra Padding
Opulent 36-oz. Cut-Pile Carpeting
Bright Pedal Trim Accents
Unique Car Keys with Woodtone Inserts
Color-Keyed 18-oz. Trunk Carpeting and Molded Deck Lid LIner
Seat Belt Warning Chime
Extended Range 27.5-Gallon Fuel Tank*

(For more details, see 1979 Thunderbird Heritage page)