292 CI V8, Automatic, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Seat, both hardtop and convertible top. Complete new exhaust from manifolds to chrome tail pipe tips. Complete new brake system, including hubs. New rear leaf springs, air shocks, front shocks, gas tank, fuel pump. Rebuilt carb. and radiator. No rust, the rocker panels were professionally repaired using new metal. Hardtop was repainted to match original color (no fade). Body and interior are in great shape. It has been stored inside since I purchased it in October 2004. The odometer shows 52300 no idea if that is original or not. This is a great driver and is has been very well maintained..
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.