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Ford Thunderbird Landau

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Ford Thunderbird Landau

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6394 cm3 / 390.2 cu in / 390.2 cu in, 234.9 kW / 315.0 hp / 315.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 579.0 N·m / 427.0 lb·ft / 427.0 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1968
ModelThunderbird LandauIssued until
SerieThunderbirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5319 mm / 209.4 in / 209.4 inTotal (curb) weight2111 kg / 4654 lb / 4654 lb
Width1963 mm / 77.3 in / 77.3 inDry weight
Height1356 mm / 53.4 in / 53.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2977 mm / 117.2 in / 117.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity91 l / 20.1 UK gal / 24.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.4 sq ft / 24.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore102.9 mm / 4.05 in / 4.05 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.1 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6394 cm3 / 390.2 cu in / 390.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity799.25 cm3/cylinder / 48.773 cu in/cylinder / 48.773 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power234.9 kW / 315.0 hp / 315.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque579.0 N·m / 427.0 lb·ft / 427.0 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)94.0 kW / 126.0 hp / 126.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.7 kW/l / 0.807 bhp/cu in / 0.807 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.5 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio149.2 kW/ton / 113.1 bhp/ton / 113.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.7 m / 44.9 ft / 44.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Thunderbird Landau

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