This car is equipped with a strong running, rebuilt 312 V8 engine, Ford-O-Matic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, New Electric Windows, New Vintage Air Conditioning, New Kelsey Hayes Wire Wheels, Wide White Wall Radial Tires, Rebuilt Town and Country Radio. This car has a newer White soft top, a new red Tonneau Cover and a Porthole type Hard Top in matching Colonial White. The interior has been brought back to new condition. The underbody is solid, clean and rust free and is in good condition. This car runs great and drives great. All gauges and instruments work great. The heat and air work great. Radio works great. This car is one to show off.
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.