Those strips come on all kinds of Fords and Lincolns. I had one on my 88 Turbo Coupe. Other thunderbirds have them as well.
When i bought my Focus, the private seller didn't know if it came with key fobs (that's what remotes are called). I bought a set from my buddy that sells them on his website. www.thepartsyouneed.com and they worked.
Like stated before, if it has power locks, it most likely has them.