I bought this eye-catching car about two years ago, registered it as an antique, and use it for my car club outings and occasional cruising. The body, paint, and interior are in great shape with no rust. The 352-CU, V-8 was rebuilt 500 miles ago along with a new carburator and fuel pump. The transmission was rebuilt mid-May 2018 with an 18-month warranty from AAMCO. The dash instruments, including the AM radio, are original and all work, with the exception of the electric clock. Love the car but lost my garage space for it. The deal includes a custom car cover.
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.