1987 Ford Thunderbird Bill Elliot NASCAR

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1987 Ford Thunderbird Bill Elliot NASCAR

1987 Ford Thunderbird Bill Elliot NASCAR


Bill Elliott drove this car to the fastest lap ever turned at a NASCAR event - 212.809 mph - while qualifying for the 1987 Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. During the actual race, a high-speed accident sent Bobby Allison's car airborne, injuring spectators. NASCAR officials decided the cars were too fast to be safe. Since 1988, NASCAR rules have required devices to limit power at Talladega and Daytona, the two fastest tracks.


  • Maker: Ford Motor Company
  • Driver: Bill Elliott
  • Engine: Ford OHV V-8, 351 CID, 625 HP
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
  • Wheelbase: 110"
  • Length: 197.5"
  • Width: 71"
  • Height: 51"
  • Weight: 3700 Lbs
  • Fastest Lap Time: 212.809 (Highest Ever For A NASCAR Event)

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