Built on the last day of 1957 Thunderbird Production December 13, 1957
Restored to Data Plate Specifications
Prev. Rebuilt 312-245 H.P V/8-4BBL
Rare Original Borg Warner T-85 Stick Overdrive Transmission
Fords' Masterguide Power Steering
Ford’s Swift Sure Power Brakes
Rebuilt Town & Country Signal Seeking Radio
Real Thunderbird Wire Wheels Radial Wide Whitewalls
Ford’s Accessory See clear Windshield Washer System
6 Blade Cooling Fan
Ford’s Accessory Back Up Lights
3 Tops Consist of Original Porthole top, Replacement Black Canvas Convertible top and Tonneau
New PPG Base Coat Clear coat Acrylic enamel in Minter’s Restoration facility
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.
The Ford Thunderbird has gone through many iterations during its design and market focus.
After a visit to Europe in the early 1950s, Henry Ford II decided he wanted to build a two-seat, convertible sports car for the American public.
After Ford reinvented the Thunderbird as a four-seat luxury car for 1958, some still pined for the trim, exclusive, two-seat sports car that Thunderbird was when introduced in 1955.