With its authentic big block V8, plenty of luxury features, and a
great coordinated color theme, this 1966 Ford Thunderbird Town
Hardtop has an appeal that goes well beyond its affordable
This is the first year Ford offered the Town Hardtop body style. It had the same thick pillar roof style as the Landau, but without the extra ornamentation or vinyl cover. It creates a sleeker look where nothing gets in the way of the sleek style. In fact, this has a factory-correct two-tone Mariner Turquoise and Wimbledon White. Not only is it distinct, but it also has a fine luster from investing in a quality respray. These Thunderbirds also had great brightwork that could be measured in acres, and so having one this complete and straight shows more care in this coupe. We love how the front bumper follows the contour of the angular nose, and the rear one surrounds the wide sequential taillights. Even the details are correct like all the large T-bird emblems across the grille, on the distinctive roof pillars, and in the center of the taillights. You even get them in the correct turbine-style wheel covers. This is truly a standout for its factory-correct presentation.
The aqua and white theme continues on the interior for a great look inside and out. Plus, this Thunderbird demonstrates what personal luxury really means. It starts with everyone getting their own individual bucket seat. A center console was artfully integrated into the driver-oriented cockpit. It houses controls for the power windows, provisions for air conditioning, upgraded retro-style AM/FM digital tuner with aux input. The gauges have that 60s-cool setup that is so intricate that we know no factory would ever dare try in modern times. The ribbon-style speedometer sits on top, and four fashionable individual round pods finish the gauge package. With style and comfort priorities in these T-birds, the swing-away steering column was also standard.
The big block 390 cubic-inch V8 was a great paring with the T-bird. When topped with a four-barrel carburetor, it had plenty of horsepower and torque to keep everyone happy. And because this coupe has kept such a factory-correct attitude so far, you'll be pleased to know this is believed to be the original powerplant still in the engine bay. But originality doesn't mean missing out on maintenance. You can tell by the condition of the belts and hoses that this V8 has received the proper care. There's even an upgraded aluminum radiator w/electric fan to really help keep this classic running cool. The V8 fires up easily and makes a nice sound out of the dual exhaust - it's not like a muscle car, but instead, a confident and mature rumble. Plus, the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes make this a great cruiser near or far.
Thunderbirds have always represented style, but this one also presents good value for an interesting classic driver. Don't miss your chance, call today!!!
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