T-Birds in this class (better than new) condition does not come up for sale very often! Engine compartment is supper clean. There are no Scratches or dings any where on the car. It's truly one of a kind. It was one of the last production runs for the 1957 T-Bird and is the original Gun Metal Gray paint color, which is a VERY rare color. Run great. Used in multiple parades. Customarily driven to local shows, and trailered to shows over 75 miles. Previous owners had car for 47+ years. Last restoration in 2012.
Engine is a V-8 312 w/ 4 barrel holly carburetor.
Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power windows, Power Seat w/memory, and wire rimmed white wall radial tires. Added: Electric ignition & Cooling fan, (Both switches under dash), has Sound system with blue tooth.
It’s excellent shape and runs great. Appraised in 2010 as Excellent in a class 2. I have original invoice sticker from when car was purchased, and all numbers are matching.
Always in the winner’s circle, including Keels & Wheels. Photos of car was in September 1991 edition of Auto-Week magazine, with a photo of previous owner driving. In 2001 it was selected to be in the Public Launce Celebration at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters. During which time, it was used in a photo shoot to launch the new 2002 “Rebirth of a Legend article” in Road & Track magazine
Hollywood celebrity memorabilia sale featured personal items from the ‘screen goddess’ that garnered astronomical bids
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.