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Lyn St. James World Record Thunderbird-INQUIRE

A one-of-a-kind purpose-built vehicle, this Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe was built by the famous Elliott Racing Team under the direction of Ford Motor Company Special Vehicle Operations in 1988 for Lyn St. James to set speed records at Talladega International Speedway. Successfully accomplished on 10-11 October 1988, Lyn set 21 national and international speed records including the Women's National Closed Course speed record of 212.577 mph and a top speed of 232.400 mph. Shortly after, the car was retired and Ford used it for promotional purposes, becoming the property of Lyn St. James in 1995.

The motor was freshened in 2007 in preparation for its participation in the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car continued to be on display at various locations, including the Daytona 500 Experience as part of the Women in the Winner's Circle mobile exhibit.

Record-setting history is supported by official FIA documentation as well as a trove of photographs and memorabilia from the October '88 event. Lyn and the car were featured in the Salon section of Vintage Motorsport Magazine's Nov/Dec 2014 edition. The 377 CID Ford V8 was built by Ernie Elliott and the car was also driven by his brother, 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Bill. This Thunderbird was the first 40% scale model to be tested in the moving ground March F1 wind tunnel in England.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to acquire a historically significant, fully documented, record-setting car Ford with the highest level of provenance. Please inquire for pricing and availability.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
377 V8
Fuel Specification
Racing Fuel

Body

Body Color
White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1986
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Miles

Interior

Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No
Engine Size
377 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Stock
75

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