Off frame body restoration about 12 years ago, some paint chips and minor dings, engine overhauled in last 3 years. 312 engine starts and runs with a little carburetor adjustment needed (burning a little rich). Convertible porthole hardtop. Extra set mounted rims, extra brand new parts, Ford repair manuals. All major electrical parts rebuilt or replaced with Ford oem replacement. New harnesses. Garage kept. Tonneau cover with bag. Recently replaced complete front turn signal signal assembly's, rear brake light assembly's, driver mirror, rear view mirror, brand new radiator, hoses and cap, trunk lock assembly, and esthetic issues such as replacing rusted screws. Carpeting and inside vinyl is faded and worn. Work is still in progress on this car. As time is available new parts and work is continued. The car is 61 years old and in pretty good condition. In near perfect condition this car would fetch over $60,000 but I would estimate is it is about half way there with some visual details to be completed.
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.