This nice car is somewhat unique because it is the Landau Special coupe. It provides a distinc and formal look.
The original owner was from the Pittsburg area. The most recent owner is also from there. We believe it spent its entire life in Pennsylvania.
It was recently repainted. The original color is called Nightmist Blue. The interior has always been blue.
The 390 V8 runs great. And no exhaust manifold leaks! The Cruise-o-Matic shifts properly. The 3.00 rear axle will allow for decent fuel economy and easy highway cruising.
This car has power locks, but the windows are manual. There is A/C, but the compressor is bad. The heater core is disconnected and the power antenna does not retract. The parking brake and horn are not working.
The gauges, lights, locks, wipers, etc. all work well. The aftermarket radio works fine.
This car was meant to cruise. It handles the road great on radial tires. Power steering and brakes make for effortless driving.
We like the quality of the body, paint, undercarriage, chrome and glass. While not a perfect show car, this Tbird is worthy of local shows. It is definitely a car to drive and enjoy.
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.