1965 Ford Thunderbird
The 4th generation Thunderbirds lasted from 1964 to 1966 and were personal luxury cars. They had a much more sporty look than the square birds from the 50's but still retained a lot of that vintage chrome styling. This clean 65 Thunderbird is a nice 2 door hardtop that is mostly original. It has had 1 repaint in the Blue and White color combination that really looks great on the car. These cars had a ton of chrome up front with a large bumper and grill set up which has been entirely rechromed. The back has a ton of chrome as well and is unique in that the entire rear section is made up of a single chrome piece. All of the original style trim pieces and emblems are there including that classic T bird logo on the nose. Original wheels and hubcaps sit under all four corners of the car and are wrapped with thin white wall tires.
Pop the hood and you will be greeted with the original 390 V8 motor. Everything has that factory look being mostly painted in Gold or Black. The 4 barrel carburetor has been rebuilt and a new battery just installed. The motor runs strong with no smoking or issues. It is backed by an automatic transmission and stock rear end. Being a luxury car the car came packed with all of the power options available in its day like power disc brakes and power steering.
It also has AC and some of the coolest features the car has are found on the inside. Having trouble squeezing into the driver seat because of the steering wheel? Well, Ford incorporated a swing away column in these cars so it can be pushed out of the way when entering or getting out of the car. Features like that are very cool to see and are always a great conversation piece at shows. The dash on these cars always stand out and this one is no different. It even has the original ribbon speedometer. The upholstery work is done in all White and is in good condition. It complements the White hardtop nicely. It has bucket seats up front which are separated by the original console. The trunk of the car is nicely finished out as well with the original style mat, jack, lug wrench and a matching spare.
This TBird has a great look and a lot of unique features you don't see on every old car.
Make it yours for $22,500.00!
NOW REDUCED DOWN TO $19,750.00!
(trades for 57 Chevy considered)
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.