VERY ORIGINAL 66 T'BIRD CONVERTIBLE. Engine updated from 390 to stock correct-dated 428 and a new 5-speed Tremec TKO600 transmission and new internals in the rear end. Still has the tags on the engine. Power windows, seat, steering and brakes with updated dual master cylinder. Probably the only one of its kind with a 5-speed overdrive transmission and a really fun car to drive. It's like a quiet hot rod cruiser.
Hollywood celebrity memorabilia sale featured personal items from the ‘screen goddess’ that garnered astronomical bids
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.