A recent professional restoration, completed in 2011, returned
this Raven Black car to its original beauty, while preserving the
original dash, instrument panel and steering wheel. Seats were
redone with new foam and upholstery in the original colors of black
and white. Power seats, power brakes and power windows are all in
working order. Seat belts have been added.
Original 292 engine was rebuilt about 18 years ago; the transmission was rebuilt in the recent restoration. New front suspension, shocks, new wiring, new fuel tank, lines and fuel pump and various hoses, seals and gaskets were replaced with authentic parts.
This car has been in the same family for over 45 years, taking us for many open air rides. Entry in a parade garnered a 3rd place in the antique car division.
Owned and driven for years by the iconic Hollywood star, the car could be bid multiple times higher than the auction’s estimate
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new
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.