* Recipient of a full frame-off rotisserie restoration
* Powered by a 312/300 hp "F-code" supercharged V8
* Originally powered by a D-code 312/245 V8 with "F-code" supercharger dealer installed in 1961
* 3 speed manual with Overdrive
* Finished in Flame Red
* Red & White interior
* Town and Country radio
* Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels fitted with white wall tires
* 2-top car with matching hardtop
* Continental kit
* Added fuel pressure gauges
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.