The second-generation Thunderbird is arguably the most distinctive
of the bunch. So when you can find a rare convertible that has
received the right care, has proper 352 V8 power, and has cool
extras like a roadster tonneau cover, then you know you this 1960
Ford Thunderbird is a true cut-above classic - and it's all at a
very nice price.
We love the way this 1960-correct Yosemite Yellow looks on this droptop. It was a professional application later in life, and so you get extra gloss and shine when you take this convertible out for a sunny day cruise. These second-generation cars are affectionately called "Squarebirds" because of the sharp angels, but the intricate lines of the wraparound chrome bumpers front and rear reveal there was a lot more going on with this design than its predecessor. There are bright details abound on the T-birds, including the little ornaments atop each front fender, the Thunderbird script on the rocket-shaped body side moldings, and the chrome grilles on the rear panels - all of which are great reminders of the new jet age. And of course, we all love the turbine-style wheel covers with the iconic whitewalls. All of this is key to this convertible's outstanding presence today, but there is one extra piece that will keep this one always drawing in the crowds. You might have noticed a very well-integrated color-matched tonneau cover. This gives you the freedom to cruise like an original Thunderbird two-seat roadster, or remove it when extra family and friends go for the ride. And unlike on other models, this tonneau can stay in place while you operate the tan power top.
Inside the two-tone on the beautifully finished buckets and door panels have a Lincoln-level of execution. And the whole interior flows seamlessly from the gorgeous cockpit-style dash through the center console. So there's plenty of room in back for full-sized adults with the tonneau is out, you'll be just as happy cruising solo in Ford's personal luxury machine. In fact, you get white-faced instruments are fitted into a shiny aluminum panel that looks like a high-end clock face. Plus, the power adjusting bucket seat, power windows, and power folding roof make this a total luxury cruiser you control from the comfort of the driver's seat.
Flip up the sporty clamshell hood to reveal a nicely detailed engine bay that has a Yosemite Yellow air topper painted to match the fender walls. And the mirror-like valve covers are always a nice touch. But more than just look good, the 352 cubic-inch V8 is part of the debut of Ford's power FE motor program. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, the V8 has all the right power to properly move this droptop. On the road, the dual exhaust gives a hint at the horsepower under the hood, but the T-bird never loses its composure. It floats down the boulevard like a true vintage luxury convertible should. This is aided by the right features such as the three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, and power steering.
You'll love showing off every inch of this T-bird, right down to the 1979 Florida registration that's still on the windshield. It's one of those great classics that was built to cruise comfortably so you can impress anyone/anywhere. And at a price like this, you know you need to hurry to take this classic T-bird home. Call today!!!
Owned and driven for years by the iconic Hollywood star, the car could be bid multiple times higher than the auction’s estimate
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new
Car is being sold because owner lost its indoor storage spot
This is the sixth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The “square-bird” four-seater models that replaced Ford’s iconic Thunderbird roadsters are considered the original “personal luxury” cars.
Barrett-Jackson auctioned off in Scottsdale the impeccable silver-gray 1956 Ford Thunderbird that the legendary Frank Sinatra drove around Palm Springs, California, when he was not off with the rest of the Rat Pack.
Strikingly elegant was the thought that popped to mind when this triple black 1966 Ford Thunderbird appeared as I clicked through candidates for Pick of the Day.
The first-generation two-seat Ford Thunderbird is always a favorite among classic and collector car owners, which sometimes leaves the second generation largely overlooked.