This award winning T-Bird is one of the very rare dual-carbureted "E-Birds." Assembled in Dearborn, MI, the car has its original specs which is a 312 CID V8, with dual 4-barrel carburetors and automatic transmission. A major restoration to factory specs occurred 20 years ago and the car remains to this day as close to stock as possible. The car has been maintained in excellent condition as part of a classic car collection with a dedicated mechanic. It has been stored in a clean, dry warehouse. The car is licensed but recently placed on non op with the DMV. Odometer reflects mileage since restoration. Other features are power windows, brakes and steering, Town & Country radio, heater, porthole hardtop, canvas soft top, and tinted glass. Title is clear and in hand.
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.
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.