This all original Thunderbird only has less than 37000 actual miles. For an unrestored 52 year old car, it is an excellent driver and in very good condition. The rust free exterior is Diamond Blue with a straight and solid body. The engine is 390ci V8 with 300 HP, automatic tranny, and dual exhaust. The interior is very clean. Options include swing away steering, power brakes, power steering, power windows, and the original radio. As expected with an unrestored car of this age, there are some scratches and chips in the paint and small areas of minor bubbling on the door panels and passenger rear quarter. There is also some minor hazing on the front and bumpers. The dash pad and console has some cracking. With that said, this is true survivor which makes it a rare find. Included with the sale are new valve cover gaskets, door sill plates, and hood insulator kit. Additional pictures and an itemized list of all the features and updates are available upon request. An inspection can be arranged by appointment only. If the car needs to be shipped, we will ensure the car is available for the transporter's schedule. Reasonable offers will be considered. If you have questions or want to discuss the car, contact Randy at 612-619-2252. I am a certified car appraiser who does marketing consignments for customers who don't have time to set up ads for their vehicle or don't use the internet. I charge a flat fee up front and do not collect any consignment fees when the vehicle sells. I am not a dealer. The vehicle remains in the owner's possession and I handle inquiries until they become serious at which time the owner becomes involved in the transaction. Note: This vehicle is located in Minnetrista MN
Car is being sold because owner lost its indoor storage spot
This is the sixth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The “square-bird” four-seater models that replaced Ford’s iconic Thunderbird roadsters are considered the original “personal luxury” cars.
Barrett-Jackson auctioned off in Scottsdale the impeccable silver-gray 1956 Ford Thunderbird that the legendary Frank Sinatra drove around Palm Springs, California, when he was not off with the rest of the Rat Pack.
Strikingly elegant was the thought that popped to mind when this triple black 1966 Ford Thunderbird appeared as I clicked through candidates for Pick of the Day.
The first-generation two-seat Ford Thunderbird is always a favorite among classic and collector car owners, which sometimes leaves the second generation largely overlooked.
The Ford Thunderbird has gone through many iterations during its design and market focus.
After a visit to Europe in the early 1950s, Henry Ford II decided he wanted to build a two-seat, convertible sports car for the American public.
After Ford reinvented the Thunderbird as a four-seat luxury car for 1958, some still pined for the trim, exclusive, two-seat sports car that Thunderbird was when introduced in 1955.