V-8 ENGINE, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER SEAT, HARD TOP 42,510 MILES Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Interior Accents - Aluminum, Shift Knob Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Center Console, Cruise Control, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Power Steering, Steering Wheel - Power Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Universal Remote Transmitter - Garage Door Opener, Abs - 4-Wheel, Power Brakes, Traction Control, Gauge - Tachometer, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Antenna Type - Diversity, Clock, In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc, Premium Brand, Radio - Am/Fm, Satellite Radio - Siriusxm, Trip Computer, Exterior Entry Lights, Headlights - Auto On/Off, Tire Type, Wheel Diameter - 17 Inch, Window Defogger - Rear, Convertible Roof - Power, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Hardtop Roof, Power Windows, Rear Privacy Glass, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Front Airbags - Dual, Power Door Locks, Side Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Driver Seat Power Adjustments, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments, Upholstery - Leather
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.