Excellent 1st generation and most desirable year T-bird! This beauty has a rotisserie restoration with only 592 miles and looks marvelous. Original Ford 312 “D” code engine with correct single 4bbl and air cleaner. Original Ford-O-Matic auto transmission with power steering, power windows, power seat and brakes. Factory hardtop with Dark burgundy exterior and white vinyl interior. Highly restored and detailed engine compartment. Original stainless and all bright work in very nice condition. Suspension and brakes are in very good working order. Nice driving car with a solid, rust free underbody that looks like new. Comes with Fender skirts and original hubcaps. This desirable T-bird is sure to draw crowds at car shows, cruise-ins or wherever it goes!
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.