For Sale: 1966 Ford Thunderbird in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Striking, stunning, sexy, gorgeous, those are all words that come to mind when you look at this car. Once you get past the initial wow factor you will come to realize that the car is truly in outstanding condition. We just acquired 3 cars from the estate of a very well respected local car collector. He has owned this car since 1998 and gave it a rotisserie restoration.

EXTERIOR: Absolutely gorgeous bright red paint, gleaming chrome on this sleak roadster. Fantastic body, the fit and finishes are outstanding. It is laser beam straight from every angle. All the gaps are spot on. It's smooth, even along the bottom. The paint is like liquid red glass. The jambs are painted slick, new weatherstrips and sill plates. He owned a chrome plating business so obviously every piece of trim and chrome on the car is sparkling. The roadster package includes the lift off tonneau cover and Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. They have spinners with red centers and Firestone radial tires. The tonneau cover easily lifts off, even with 1 person. It does not affect the convertible top at all. Sequential turn signals blink across in back, the fender mounted indicators work in front. New glass with soft tint. The retractable top works without a hitch. Opening it puts on a show for any onlookers. The white convertible top is in excellent condition, the frame was restored and given new weatherstrips.

INTERIOR: Right out of the factory had awesome design with the wrap around rear seat, the center console continues into the dash where it has a swing away steering wheel. This one was completely restored and loaded with options. It has power seat, passenger sit has lift up headrest and reclines, power windows, power vent windows, power antenna, reproduction floormats and red seatbelts. It was updated with a retro stereo. There is a full rear seat under the tonneau cover. The carpet, upholstery, door panels were all replaced. The chrome was redone. The dash area and console are excellent looking.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The engine compartment is absolutely stunning. It's all glossy and highly detailed. The bottom of the hood is a smooth gloss red with hood insulation and cadmium plated hinges. All the painted surfaces are smooth and glossy. Original air cleaner and valve covers have gleaming chrome. It has all the details like Ford hoses and clamps, correct spark plug wires, Autolite battery toapper, correct stickers and Thunderbird washer bag. Factory features include power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. The 390-315 hp motor was rebuilt and runs strong.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: It is also highly restored, one of the best I've seen on a retractable. All the brackets, components, hydraulic rams looks like new. It has a complete liner kit trunk and a spare with tire cover. The trunk light works.

UNDERSIDE: The body was on a rotisserie so the bottom could be restored like new. Clean, smooth rust free metal was painted satin black gloss black. The front end steering and suspension was completely rebuilt and detailed. The brake system was completely restored, has disc in front. Dual exhaust has cherry bomb mufflers. Fuel system was completely replaced. Looking up at the motor it looks new. Correct fuel filter and starter. The Cruise-O-Matic transmission was rebuilt and looks new. The rear end was rebuilt.

This is the last bird convertible until 2002. This is one of the best examples you will find considering condition, colors and options. It was a no expense spared restoration by a person passionate about his cars. Only 4,357 miles since finished. Here is an opportunity to get a really good one!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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Air conditioning
Power steering
Power disc brakes
Power seat
Power antenna
Power windows
Power vent windows
Roadster package
Wire wheels
Tonneau cover
Retractable top
Reclining pass seat
Passenger headrest
Sequential taillights
Seat belts
Swing away wheel
Reproduction mats
Retro stereo

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1389398
  • Price:$55,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Candy Apple Red
  • Interior Color:White
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V19158
  • VIN:6Y85Z1