Odd T-bird on Craigslist March 22, 2019, 09:42:58 AM While trolling around on CL last night, I came across an odd car. It's an '88 'Bird in the St. Louis area (item # 6839119331) that at a glance looks like a base coupe. But look closer. It's got plain-Jane hubcaps, but it's got a TC hood and front end. He says it has a 3.0 V6 that needs head gaskets (from a Ranger, Taurus ??). In one shot of the dash panel, which is the base half-digital half-analog dash, you can see that it's got the gear indicator of a column shift car. And the 8th digit in the VIN is a "W", which says it is a TC. Is this just a Frankenstein car that somebody cobbled together out of a TC and a standard Bird? In the limited number of pics, it looks like a car that Ford built, not one that's been patched together. I texted the guy with a few questions, and the only one he responded to was that it was a 3.0, not a 3.8. Who would put a 3.0 in a Bird? Just thought it was an interesting car. Whaddaya think?