Owned by Kris Jenner of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" fame, this T-Bird was purchased from noted Thunderbird restorer Amos Minter. When Kris was growing up, her mom MJ used to tell her stories about her '56 T-Bird and the fun she had with it. After hearing time and time again about the '56 T-Bird, Kris eventually got this one from Amos Minter - and her mom got one, too! However, with her ever-busy schedule increasing, Kris hasn't had the time to enjoy driving the car much since she got it in 2016, so she made the heartfelt choice that she would rather auction it off and have someone else have the enjoyment of the car that made such an impression on her mom. Powered by a 312ci V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission.
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.
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.