The 1965 thunderbird alone is a great car but when you add the fact that it is a convertible it just screams "let's go cruising!" no better California dream machine than this 65 t-bird. Ford only produced 6,846 convertible thunderbirds for 1965. This one comes with a 3 speed dual range automatic trans that is married to a 390ci. V8 putting out a whopping 300 horsepower. For the paint they dubbed it midnight turquoise metallic, the vehicle is complimented with a white power top, as well as power windows, seats, and locks. The interior is green to match the body, and comes with a roadster rear cover for those days when all you need is a two seater for late night coast cruising.
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.