For Sale: 1966 Ford Thunderbird in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

On display and for sale at the St. Lous Car Museum is a highly optioned Thunderbird convertible equipped with favorable 428ci V8 and automatic transmission, air conditioning, dual power seats, power windows, roadster tonneau cover, speed control, Stereo-sonic audio system, and more! Currently, this beautiful classic Thunderbird displays only 44,731 actual miles and represents the final year of the classic T-Bird Convertible!

Brief History About Ford's Legendary Thunderbird Model:
The newly revised fourth generation Thunderbird hit the streets in 1964 showcasing crisper body lines, squaring off at the fenders at the front and rear. It maintained the quad headlights and wheelbase of the previous design, along with, similar grill and bumpers. The popular sequential rear turn signals were incorporated in 1965, made even more famous as an attribute on Carol Shelby's GT Mustangs. Also new for 1965 were standard power front disc brakes aiding in superior stopping power.

The final year of this generation came about in 1966, with a full revision of the front grill, introduction of the single blade style front bumper, and a unique full length rear taillight panel. It would also be the last year you could own a Thunderbird Convertible until the retroversion designed for 2002, and the first year you can order the larger 428ci V8 under the hood! This new 7.0L FE big block produced 345 horsepower/462 lb. ft. of torque with 10.5:1 compression and Holley carburetion, all backed by the durable C6 3-speed automatic transmission and 9" rear end with 31-spline axles! Only 5,049 convertibles would be produced in 1966, with fewer packing the 428ci power plant, making this particular "America's Personal Luxury Car" from Ford a rare commodity to have in any collection!

Details About Our Available Ford Thunderbird Model:
Offered here is highly optioned 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible finished in factory code correct L- Ivy Yellow with optional code 66- Black Leather interior! The original owner of this very special T-Bird left nearly no option box unchecked as his went down the order form! It features the 428ci-4V V8 engine, C6 column-shift automatic transmission, Tilt-Away steering column, Select-Aire air conditioning, fiberglass roadster tonneau cover, dual 6-way power front seats, passenger recliner, power windows, day/night rearview mirror, white sidewall tires, all tinted windows, hazard flasher, power steering & brakes, power folding convertible top, rear fender skirts, body side moldings, rubber interior floor mats, and electric clock! New for 1966 options also include Stereo-sonic AM/8-track tape audio system with 4 speakers and the Highway Pilot Speed Control system allowing the car to accelerate and decelerate using the steering wheel controls. A feature we have grown accustomed to using today!

In 2021 a brand-new Black factory correct convertible top was installed along with new front kick panels, added a new passenger side outside mirror, and new door handle mounts with new hardware. Also, in 2021 the radiator was rebuilt, new FOMOCO radiator hoses were installed as well as new transmission cooler lines. More recently, we installed a new battery, new battery cables, and a new starter solenoid were installed. This Thunderbird comes with an extra 8 track radio, 2 sets of keys, its factory brochures, owner's manuals, service manuals, build sheet, and all recent service records.

This remarkably survived Thunderbird has traveled just 44,731 miles according to the odometer reading and continues to remain solid and rust free! All features are fully functional right down to the air conditioning and dash clock! It was originally equipped to have unique combination red band & white wall tires, of which you can see with the factory original spare tire still housed in the trunk compartment along with all original tire changing equipment. To find a T-Bird this remarkably original and unmodified is quite a treat! It retains all factory VIN stamps on the cowl and core support, body VIN identification tag on the door, and aluminum drivetrain tags ensuring you are getting a superbly authentic and original example! We encourage all prospective buyers to consider scheduling your chance to review this one before it gets away. Thanks, as always, for looking at our hand selected inventory! Please call with any questions or come into our showroom for a closer look.

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1650985
  • Price: $64,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Ivy Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:44731
  • Stock Number:38340
  • VIN:6Y85Q149889
Listed By:
St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114

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