In its third year of production Ford's two-seat sporty convertible was graced with several design changes, including a lengethened rear end to accommodate the spare tire in the trunk, fashionable tail fins and front grille, as well as a new front bumper. Marketed from the get-go as a personal luxury car, the 1957 Thunderbirds featured a 312 cu in (5.1L) V8 under the hood. Power was sent through the reliable Ford-O-Matic 2-speed automatic transmission. Record sales accompanied the Thunderbird in 1957, making it one of the most recongizeable cars of the decade. This particular Thunderbird features a removable fiberglass roof with porthole windows, Colonial White paint & Raven Black/Colonial White vinyl interior. Call us today at (630) 443-4582 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! We buy, sell, and consign all types of vintage cars! We also finance at competitive rates! Come visit Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery at 4200 E Main St, Saint Charles, Illinois 60174. Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery also handles shipping, mechanical service, paint/body work, detailing, vehicle inspections, and much more! Check us out at https://www.baltria.com & Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BaltriaVintageAutoGallery/ Vehicle is sold AS-IS No Warranty. All information is presented to the best of our knowledge, but we make no guarantees on its authenticity. Buyer is encouraged to inspect vehicle and verify information independently prior to purchase.
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.