1965 Ford Thunderbird
We believe the car spent most of its life in California, before finding its way out to sunny Arizona. There are a few shots of the undercarriage to show how solid this car is. All the body panels are clean, original and rust free.
The fourth generation Thunderbird came from the factory with the 390 cu V8 (which has been freshened up) pushing out 300 HP and was mated to the Ford Cruise-O-Matic 3 speed transmission.
Some of the many features included:
New water pump, power steering pump, brass catch tank, aluminum radiator, radiator hoses, brake cylinders, master cylinder, brake lines, alternator, all 4 shocks, fuel pump and sending unit.
Front disc brakes
“Tilt-Away” steering column
All original working gauges, switches, levers and buttons
Retro stereo and new speakers
Original front seats have been reupholstered to factory correct color and vinyl
Back seat is 100% original
All new carpeting, trunk mat, door panels and head liner
New door gaskets
Painted deep metal-flake green
Windshield has been replaced
Chrome wheels and tires
The interior is in very nice shape, but clearly the Arizona sun has cracked the dash and steering wheel. If you have these replaced or repaired, you have a super clean car.
This T-Bird starts up easily, runs fantastic, and sounds great. Get your best girl in the passenger seat and take her out for ice cream in style or pile the whole family in the car and take them to the fair. If you are a Thunderbird fan, this is a great car at a great price. Don’t let this one slip past you.
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.