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1973 Thunderbird
Optional Equipment
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460 Cubic Inch V-8 Engine (219 Net Horsepower) ($75.97) New option for '73
Exterior Decor Group (Includes Textured Grain Vinyl Roof and Wide Vinyl
  Bodyside Moldings with Matching Texture Inserts)
($141) New option for '73
Vinyl Roof* ($137.00)
Opera Windows* ($81.84) New option for '73
Glamour Paint Option Group (Includes higher amount of metallic particles
  in paint, dual bodyside/hood paint stripes, and color-keyed wheel
Front Cornering Lamps ($43)
Deluxe Bumper Group ($51)
Deluxe Wheel Covers ($61.82)
Leather and Vinyl Trim ($63.65)
Reclining Passenger Seat (Included with Turnpike Convenience Group) ($40)
Power Side Windows* ($129.60)
Remote Control Right Hand Mirror ($26.67) New option for '73
Fingertip Speed Control (Included with Turnpike Convenience
Deluxe Color-Keyed Seat Belts ($16.54)
Electric Rear Window Defroster ($81.91)
Turnpike Convenience Group (Includes Fingertip Speed Control, Manual
  Reclining Passenger Seat, and Trip Odometer)
Dual Rear Speakers (AM Radio only) ($32.18)
AM/FM Stereo Radio ($146)
AM/FM Stereo Radio with Tape Player ($311) New option for '73
SelectAire Conditioner* ($436.52)
SelectAire Conditioner with Automatic Temperature Control ($505.68)
Vinyl Seat Trim ($35) New option for '73
Automatic Seat Back Release* ($25.90)
High Back Bucket Seats with Console ($75.97)
6-Way Power Seat, Driver Only ($101.34)
6-Way Power Seat, Driver and Passenger ($201.67)
Rim-Blow Deluxe Three-Spoke Steering Wheel ($37.99)
Power Lock Group (Includes Power Door Locks and Electric Trunk Lid
Tilt Steering Wheel ($51)
Appearance Protection Group
  - Rocker panel molding
  - Door edge guards
  - License plate frames
  - Spare tire cover
  - Color-keyed floor mats with carpet inserts
($68 with Exterior Decor Group, $75 without)
Power-Operated Sunroof (Vinyl Roof required) ($504.80)
Tinted Glass* ($50.74)
Anti-Theft Alarm System ($79) New option for '73
Power Antenna ($30.17)
Interval Windshield Wipers ($25.37)
Traction-Lok Differential Axle ($47.71 with standard axle ratio, $60.33
  with high ratio axle)
Heavy Duty Suspension ($27.26)
Heavy Duty Trailer Towing Package (Includes heavy duty
Sure-Track Brake Control System ($197)
Convenience Light Group
  - High-intensity map lights
  - Warning lights for headlamps on, low fuel, door ajar, "headlamps on"
  warning buzzer, and engine compartment light)

Vinyl Roof (87,048 - 99.7%)
Air Conditioning (86,745 - 99.4%)
Power Windows (86,571 - 99.2%)

*Note: On June 11, 1973, the following items were made standard equipment, and the base price was increased $837 to reflect the additions: Vinyl Roof, Opera Windows, Power Side Windows, SelectAire Conditioner, Automatic Seat Back Release, and Tinted Glass.
  Driver's Control ConsoleTOP TO BOTTOM,

- Remote Mirror Control
- Power Seat Tilt Controls
- Power Seat 4-Way Control
- Front Window Controls
- Rear Window Controls
- Power Window Lock
- Power Door Lock

Driver's Control Console in armrest places controls for Remote Control Left Hand Mirror, optional Power Seat, Power Windows, Power Window Lock, and Power Door Locks within convenient reach.

Passenger door features similar controls, depending on options, and also includes a concealed cigarette lighter and ash tray.
  Remote Control Right Hand Mirror
Remote Control Right Hand Mirror is driver adjustable. Control is mounted to right of steering column on instrument panel.
  Power Lock Group - Electric Power Door Locks
Power Lock Group, shown above and below, includes Electric Power Door Locks and Electric Trunk Lid Release

(The Power Door Lock switches were relocated back to the door armrest control panels [see top image in this column above] after being an integral part of the door lock knob plunger the previous year. Dual lock controls were utilized, which included a control on the passenger door armrest as well as one in the normal location on the driver's armrest.)
Power Lock Group - Electric Trunk Lid Release
Power-Operated Sunroof
Power-Operated Sunroof—just touch a switch to let in the sun, moon, and stars. Touch again for a snug and weathertight seal.
Tilt Steering Wheel/Fingertip Speed Control
Tilt Steering Wheel makes entering, exiting easier. Fingertip Speed Control, also shown, is available separately, or as part of theTurnpike Convenience Group.
  Convenience Light Group
Convenience Light Group includes high-intensity map lights, warning lights for headlamps on, low fuel, and door ajar. Also includes headlamps "on" warning buzzer and an engine compartment light.