1956 Ford Thunderbird, this two owner car has 96,000 original Miles on it, it has undergone a complete frame off restoration and is in pristine cosmetic as well as mechanical condition. This car was purchased at Barrett Jackson for the sum of $82000.00 plus premium. I have taken over 100 photos of the car and it is available for inspection.
The exterior of the car is showroom, the paint has no flaws, great depth. Body is laser straight and all gaps are perfect, complete new weather stripping, glass is UN marked, all chrome and stainless is in the same show quality. Black hard top and this was a soft top delete car but will come will a new frame and black convertible soft top. It sits on Kelsey Hayes wires with Radial tires. Optional Continental kit.
The motor, transmission, suspension as well as cooling and braking system all re done, there is less than 3000 miles since this car was completed. A high torque starter has been added and the carb was just rebuilt. The car runs smooth, quiet, and does not need any attention. Motor compartment is correct, I am told this car scored a 97 at a show a few months back.
Interior is in the same excellent condition as the rest of the car, power seat, windows, town and country radio, all lights, signal and power items working excellent. New floor mats never put in, custom car cover and a new toneu cover as well
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.