Stunning restoration of a car with California history. Ultra straight body finished in gorgeous Ford Flame Red with matching correct Thunderbird red interior and new contrasting black cloth top. Powered by the Thunderbird Special 312 cid V8 engine with Ford-O-Matic transmission. Engine compartment and chassis are highly detailed. Options include the 312 cid V8 Ford-O-Matic transmission, power steering, Town & Country radio, heater and defroster, air conditioning, engine dress-up kit, power brakes, rear fender shield, white wall tires mounted on chrome wire wheels and outside rear view mirror.
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.