Just acquired as part of a 3 T-bird collection. Has 2 binders of
receipts and literature going back to 1978. Same owner the last 25
years. It's a beautiful car finished in the signature Thunderbird
blue color. It would make a great driver. Has power steering and
brakes, auto trans and has been upgraded to 12 volt electrical. It
presents itself very well. The body is straight and fits very
nicely. Its an older paint that has a nice polished finish. The
chrome and trim is shiny and straight, jambs and weather strips are
nice. Windshield is crystal clear. Has Firestone white wall tires
on painted rims and excellent hubcaps. It's a genuine Thunderbird
top that's been completely restored including the framework is
painted. Has black German cloth and new weatherstrips. Interior is
very nicely restored. Upholstery and door panels look very nice.
Horn ring is not broken off like many of them are. The trunk
compartment is very nice, has a matching spare which is a painted
rim and a brand new white wall. Also has the jack and rubber mat.
Engine compartment is very respectable, it has the dress up kit
which includes a chrome air cleaner and aluminum Thunderbird valve
covers. Underside is rock solid original
12 volt system
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.