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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T

“Intrepid R/T "Special"”

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About “Lightning”

My 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX, equipped with a 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 engine, rear-wheel drive and a healthy dose of torque built on the MN12 platform.

I have owned "Lightning" for about 2 years now as both my main project car and previously as my daily driver.

Even with some of the issues she had due on one part to poor previous ownership and on another to the harsh climate here. I really love this car for a lot of reasons and I find it impossible to let it go.

I just recently got her off the road to begin the resurrection project after I found another daily driver (1999 Ford Escort SE). One of the biggest parts of this challenge is not working on her though, it is actually demolishing the old garage and building a proper one in it's place, so that I can actually work on the project properly and safely.

I will post the to-do list of everything I am doing to Lightning on here eventually.

To-Do List For 2011-2013:

Everything, seriously..

About “Intrepid R/T "Special"”

Here's a little about me. I'm from Montreal, Canada. (Yes, I'm a french Canadian) Let's go back in time..... My dad owned 2 Intrepids. First, he got a 1999 base model in October 1998 (ran flawlessly) and then changed it for a 2002 R/T in October 2001. I fell in love with the Intrepid the first time I drove it. From then on, I decided that this would be my next car. I wanted the R/T because of it's look and power. So, on July 5th, 2003, I officially became the owner of a silver 2000 Intrepid R/T. Right after that, I went on the net looking around for mods. and found a club/community dedicated to our cars. That's when I found out that you could do a bunch of upgrades and modifications to these cars. As you can see, this isn't your everyday Intrepid anymore. I wanted to be unique so that's why I installed the bodykit and the interior. I wanted to have a sporty looking ride with a classy look on the inside. What's next?? Who knows!! ;)


Specs for “Lightning”

- MN12 Platform
- 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 (281ci.)
- 205 hp @ 4,500rpm, 265 lb·ft @ 3,200rpm
- 4R70W 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 2-Door Coupe
- 200.3" - Length
- 72.7" - Width
- 52.5" - Height
- 113" - Wheelbase
- 3,725lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 132,000 km's

Specs for “Intrepid R/T "Special"”

-V6, 3.5L H.O. (High Output)

-242 HP / 248 lbs-ft of torque

-Top speed: Drag limited to 149 MPH (240 km/h)

-Best 1/4 mile time: 15.58 at 92 MPH


Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- Variable Assist Power Steering
- Leather Interior
- 6-Way Power Driver Seat
- 2-Way Power Passenger Seat
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player (Original Ford)
- Illuminated Keyless Entry
- Remote Starter
- Rear Window Defroster
- Moonroof / Sunroof
- Cup Holders
- A/C

Factory Options for “Intrepid R/T "Special"”

-Automatic with Auto-Stick (a.k.a manu-matic)

-Power windows

-Power doors

-Power mirrors


-Full size spare

-Smoker's package (I don't smoke, came with the car)

-Overhead computer known as the O.T.I.S.


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Intrepid R/T "Special"”

-Andy's AutoSport's bodykit

-Spyder projector headlights with dual halos and eyebrows

-JoeKD's Cold Air Intake (Real CAI with heat shield)

-Shaved trunk keyhole

-Slotted/Cross-Drilled rotors (rear only for now)

-300M Special's exhaust system (without front resonator)

-300M's 17 inch wheels

-300M's complete 2 tone interior (dash + center console + seats)

-In-dash 4 CD changer

-E.V.I.C from a 300M with TPMS (Overhead computer with tire pressure monitoring system)

-Vinyl door panels from a 2004 Intrepid ES


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