Living in the shadow of their late 50's siblings for decades, '60s
era Thunderbirds are finally getting the respect they deserve. And
it's hard to understand why it took so long. With the optional 428
under the hood, original documentation, and lots of options
including being recently upgraded to fuel injection, this '66
Thunderbird has led a pampered life and is evidence why these
fourth-gen Thunderbirds are in such demand.
Finished in its original G-code Sapphire Blue, this Jet-Bird is
long and low, sleek and powerful, and the embodiment of personal
luxury in the 1960s. Styling was dramatic but restrained in its use
of bright trim, and the more formal roof line contrasts brilliantly
with the sleek lower body. The paint and body are in great shape,
with nice body gaps and a shine that took hours and hours to create
through laborious hand sanding and buffing. The white vinyl roof
was recently re-covered and contrasts brightly with the bright blue
paint, giving the car a very upscale look. Both the front and rear
original bumpers have been re-plated and complete the slick
Pop open the door and you'll be greeted by a stunning white leather
interior that is a refreshing change from all the black interiors
we see. All the seats have been recovered in comfortable leather
that begs to be sat in. And just dig the wrap-around rear seats
that show virtually zero wear on this very sleek design. Stainless
steel flashes throughout the white interior and the subtle
woodgrained accents remind you that this is a top-of-the-line
automobile. This 'Bird came loaded from the factory, and you'll
find options including a power driver's seat, power windows
(including power vent windows), power front disc brakes, and
factory A/C. Out back you'll find a spotless trunk, which features
all its original panels.
In 1966, Ford made the decision to allow customers to option their
428 big block into a Thunderbird. Amazingly, this marriage of
luxury and performance only cost $86 over the base engine. Fully
detailed, with small touches like painted inner fenders and
firewall to match the body really take it to the next level.
Covered in the famous FoMoCo blue, the 428 features all the correct
428 decals and has been equipped with a new FAST electronic fuel
injection ensure reliable startups and exceptional overall
performance. The brake booster and master cylinder have been
upgraded along with the A/C to modern R134a standards. Bolted to
the big block is a 3-speed automatic transmission that sends power
to the stock rear-end. Power flows to the pavement through 15"
thunderbird chrome wire wheels that have been wrapped in a set of
225/70R15 BF Goodrich Silvertown radial redline tires.
Included in the sale is the original dealer's invoice, owners
manual, restoration receipts, and a reproduction window sticker.
When it comes to luxury and performance, it doesn't get much better
than this desirable '66 Thunderbird. Call today!