55 T Bird frame off restoration 2003 driven less than 200 mi. since. Engine rebuilt 1996,stock same milage, balanced with hardened valve seats. Both tops on car, soft top never been out is White also, small hubs on car, nice original hubs in trunk. After market air,cold, pwr. windows, pwr brakes, disks on front, rebuilt original radio now AM/FM, 3 sp.manual shift wi. overdrive, new old radial tires, replaced windshield with tinted, started and driven about monthly. Original Color, can't prove original engine, has different manifold according to experts.
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.