1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau
Another new model for 1966, the Town Landau replaced the Landau for
this one year only. Note the difference between this model and the
Town Hardtop: The Town Landau features a Levant grain vinyl roof in
Black, White, Parchment, or Sage Gold with color-coordinated
S-Bars. The designation "Town" identifies only the rear quarter
roof line; the designation "Town Landau" requires the additional
trim (vinyl roof, S-Bars, wood grain, etc.) that are unique to the
Town Landau only.
Showing in fair condition we have a Silver/Green Gold respray Town
Landau, complete with the Landau S bars on the rear B pillar, this
is a low and cool boulevard cruiser. A fur coat for dad if you
will. Now go pet the dog and grab the milk from outside.
Getting more streamlined, we note less accoutrements and worthless
adornments and more clean simple lines. From the dual headlights to
the clamshell egg crate grille and hood intersection, and the wrap
around bumper all is presenting in fair condition with overall
chrome dulling, rusting and dimpling. Some additional body work was
completed, however was covered in an off-color rattle can spray.
This is seen on the drivers rear quarter, and the passenger's rear
of the door panel. Surface and invasive rust is noted on the
rockers, where more spray paint is seen. The Levant grained roof is
in good condition. All badging is present and accounted for.
Standard T bird styled, and badged wheel covers are seen on all 4
corners. Fender skirts are on the rear of this car.
Inside, the Town Landau has the same standard equipment and
features as the Town Hardtop, with the exception of the floor and
roof consoles have a simulated woodgrain appearance, as does the
steering wheel (without speed control), and both door panels have
woodgrain inserts. Black vinyl covered buckets flank a futuristic
styled console glovebox and power window switches. A tufted
rectangle pattern below and a tuck and roll vertical pattern is
seen on top of the seats. The rear bench has an interesting
curvature to it, and a center padded armrest area. On the dash 4
planetary style round gauges front the horizontal bar speedometer.
A total midcentury design approach with the vent styling to the
knobs and levers all space aged out and plenty of chromed plastic
trim. Black carpet floods the floors and is overall good condition.
A leather grained vinyl headliner is seen, and it sports a central
console including various warning lights on the ceiling.
An unrestored appearing original (not verified) 390ci V8 engine
sits within an original looking engine bay. This mill is topped by
a single 4-barrel carburetor and has a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic
automatic transmission. This puts all power rearward to a Ford
9-inch 3.00 rear.
Plenty of surface rust, however structurally sound. The rockers
have just a bit of surface rust, but not reminiscent of the
exterior panels which have rust bubbling etc. Only the panels
exterior wise are involved. Independent coil spring front
suspension and leaf spring suspension for the rear, as well as
Power disc brakes up front and power drums for the back.
With the exterior in need of some work I slipped inside and gave it
a crank. It idled smoothly and went into gear and gave me a nice
cruise. Systems were working, and ride was very comfortable. Plenty
of power upfront, and the brakes worked flawlessly.
Original interior, some work needed on the exterior, but a nice top
and smooth runner for the Town Landau model this year only offering
then the changed other name again and took away the vinyl top
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
87-2 Door Landau Hardtop
Z-390 ci V8 4bbl
109090-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 63D-2 Door Landau
COLOR B-Midnight Turquoise Metallic
TRIM 26-Black Vinyl
DATE 27J-September 27th 1965
DSO 13-New York
AXLE 01-3.00 Gears
TRANS 8-Cruise O Matic
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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