Just arrived, the 1979 Heritage Edition was touted as one of the most luxurious, well equipped Thunderbirds ever. It was the follow-up to the 1978 Diamond Jubilee 75th Anniversary car and other than a change of paint schemes, a twin car to the DJ. The Heritage continued the cover up of the large rear side windows with inserts and the vinyl top. Special Rosewood interior appointments and loaded with standard luxury equipment. Special color keyed turbine wheels and special pinstriping. We just completed a full refresh of this lovely car in our shop... This car has just been repainted in its correct factory Powder Blue. Brand new split vinyl top. Factory original special velour interior unique to the Heritage. Interior is 100% original including dash, carpet and headliner. Beautiful Rosewood accents. Correct factory tri-line painted pinstripe special to the Heritage. Pristine factory color coded turbine wheels and newer whitewall tires. This lovely car has been well cared for by its prior owners and will look great in your new garage... The car is equipped with the factory 351 cubic inch engine, 2BBL carb and automatic transmission. Cold factory air conditioning BOLD FACT: THREE OWNER, LOW MILE SURVIVOR RUST FREE WESTERN CAR FACTS: • 100% laser straight, rust free sheet metal • Brand new dual stage repaint in the correct factory Powder Blue • Brand new split landau vinyl top • Factory correct painted pinstriping • Ice cold factory air conditioning • Excellent original Medium Blue velour interior & original door panels • Excellent chrome and soft trim throughout • Original 351 cubic inch V-8 engine & 2BBL carb • Power steering, brakes and tilt wheel • Power windows, seats, cruise and locks • Full gauge package including tach • Original AM/FM stereo and speakers • Pristine factory chrome wheels & newer whitewall radial tires • 39,000 garage kept miles since new Check out our full inventory at www.MJCClassicCars.com
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.