292 ci 212 hp V-8, 3 speed manual transmission with overdrive, power steering, removable hardtop, town and country radio, fender skirts and telescoping steering column. Fitted with brand new era correct G-78 14 wide white wall tires. Expertly refinished in Flame Red with exceptionally nice authentic pleated black and white interior and engine turned trim pieces to make a very stylish presentation. The 1957 has been considered by most collectors to be the best and most desirable of all the “early birds” and this 3 speed standard shift model is unique in that 90% of the 57s were automatic transmission. The 3 speed with overdrive enhances acceleration while the overdrive improves highway mileage. Always a dry western car with original rust free and laser straight body panels. SUMMER SALE, PRICE REDUCTION $31,900
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.