The 1966 Ford Thunderbird is the perfect mix of a distinct
single-year design with the lowest production numbers of the
fourth-generation. But its rarity is not just why you want it. We
know you stopped to look at this drop-top because its full blue
appearance gives it plenty of cruising elegance.
It's a classic cruising drop-top from that perfect few years where
the design somehow was able to blend the square second generation
and rounded third generation into an artful and iconic design. And
it only gets better when you realize that the 1966 car was given a
very distinct front end only used for this year. Also with only
5,049 convertibles produced, it's the rarest of its generation. The
blue paint is an update later in life, and it looks particularly
nice against the blue convertible top. It makes for the thoughtful
kind of presentation you expect from a premium T-bird. And there
are more premium details, like the single-piece chrome front bumper
and the rear chrome panel fully frames the dip in the trunk's sheet
metal. You will find areas for improvement if you expect perfection
on day one, but that's not really the point of a solid cruiser like
this. Those looking to make a comprehensive restoration will
appreciate all the little details that remain in place, right down
to the fender top indicators, badging, and fender skirts. And
overall, a lot of us can already appreciate a very cool classic
with a very complete style - especially when it has the right
features to be great out on the road.
If you like the way the blue top harmonizes against the blue paint,
then you'll love to take it down to show off the full blue
interior. And it feels like a luxury experience where the center
console and rear armrest give everyone some personal space. There
are details that you may want to update, like new speakers for the
upgraded retro-style AM/FM stereo or service the factory air
conditioning to blow cold again. But from day one you have a
distinct classic with a cool/classic look and unique features -
including Ford's swing-away steering wheel. And with power windows
and a power convertible top, it really makes it easy to open this
T-bird up to the world without even leaving the driver's seat.
The 428 cubic-inch V8 is exactly what you want to see when you lift
the hood on this Z-code car. This big block with a four-barrel
carburetor on top has all the right power and torque to keep the
Thunderbird cruising effortlessly. The V8 fires up easily and makes
a nice sound out of the rather straight pipes of the dual exhaust.
Add in power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, power
brakes, front discs, and you've got a drop-top cruiser that's easy
This is a distinct T-bird with a full blue presentation, and it
even has cool extras, like Sports Roadster tonneau for the rear
seats. So if you're looking for premium rarity, call today!
1966 Ford Thunderbird
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