1966 Ford Thunderbird
1966 Ford Thunderbird
$37,500
Classic Auto Mall Inc
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1966 Ford Thunderbird

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1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible For consignment, and looking more like a high-priced Lincoln than a working mans Ford, the fourth generation Thunderbird reimagined the brands familiar bullet profile with heavy style lines and intricate trim. This car comes with a slew of manuals, the correct chrome wire wheels as extras, and even has an electrical bypass hidden in the interior should the top stop working. This 67,102 title verified actual mile example comes to our Hallowed Halls from the 4th owner and remains all original with the exception of a repaint that was done in the correct color as an enamel finish. Lets explore some top down motoring in Fords larger than life personal luxury car Exterior Resprayed in its original Candy Apple Red paint code T, and wearing a white canvas convertible roof, this car is in good condition with only minor chips and dents along with a few areas of hazing and dullness. Watching the top mechanism raise and lower is similar to watching a ballet, with the trunk performing its reverse opening and the entire top and its framing gracefully tucking down into the trunk, very much akin to the Ford retractable hardtops of the late 1950s. When the top is down we get a full view of the very rarely seen roadster tonneau that can easily be removed for access to the rear seats. At the front of the car, a 66-exclusive egg crate grille flows seamlessly into a blade style bumper, which centers petite parking lamps beneath ribbed bezel eyebrow headlights that intentionally recall the earlier Square Bird. Above that grille, a correct, badgeless hood centers a tasteful scoop between classy turn indicators and stainless-trimmed glass thats capped by the convertible roof. And at the back of those quarters, a wrap-around bumper holds sequential tail lights that flank a centrally mounted reverse light with a Thunderbird emblem. Standard T bird turbine style hubcaps cover steel wheels and are wrapped in thin whitewall 225/75R15 rubber and the correct chrome wire wheels are included with your purchase. Brite work and bumpers as well as badging, appear in nice condition. Interior Black as was the original, and indeed remains original for the crinkle vinyl buckets in front and a rear bench in back, with a fold down armrest. A jet age inspired center console swoops past the buckets, offers a center glovebox and the standard 1960s cigarette setup, then turns to a chrome and black textured covering that houses the window controls. As it moves forward it climbs to the dash it houses the temperature controls and factory AM/FM radio. Up to the top of the dash where it turns to vinyl, here are the futuristic wiper and air vent sliding toggles. These are reminiscent of the very same toggles used on the Starship Enterprise when it jumps to warp speed! The ultra-modern speedometer has numbers in squares, and a bar that rolls right as you gain speed. LOOK MA no needle indicator! This is fronted by 4 ball in cup stainless gauges, and the original tilt away steering wheel. Very clean black carpeting is flooding the floors and to the outsides are molded door panels finished in black vinyl with swooping arm rest, deeply ribbed vertical inserts and plush carpeting on the lowers. Drivetrain Standard fare for the 1966 Bird was the rock solid 390ci V8 producing 315hp. Attached to the back of this venerable mill is a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission. A 3.00:1 ratio Ford 9 conventional differential is noted. The engine has a Ford blue painted air cleaner cover, valve covers as well as the block. Looking mostly original and cosmetically restored, this engine bay has been well detailed and even the new hood insulation is up to snuff. Undercarriage Surface rust is present on the unibody and suspension parts but only in areas that have not been painted or had the undercoating flake off. Factory undercoating is present on the floors and has done a fine job of keeping things solid. Newer dual exhaust is showing the whole way back and new mufflers are at the end of the system. A newer fuel tank is noted at the rear of the car and power disc brakes are on the front and power drums bring up the rear and independent coil spring suspension is on the front and leaf springs provide the ride on the rear. All buttoned up and looking good down here. Drivability I slipped behind the swing away column, I think Ford designed this for us rotund gentlemen, and twisted the key. It idled smoothly and went into gear and gave me a nice cruise. Out on the test track it ran and accelerated, handled nicely and exhibited bias free braking. All was good on my drive and I came from the test track with a smile on my face with the only frown being the right rear window not going up or down. A respray in the factory color and retaining the original interior this car is one to be had. A smooth runner and the last year of the Flair Bird it truly lives up to its name. This iteration lasted a mere 3 years before it underwent a design change. Lots of recent service and the shop manuals to keep the tinkerer in you sated. A great driver to enjoy day in and day out. Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    6Y85Z115494
  • Classic Car ID
    101973577
  • Stock Number
    5674
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    67,100 miles
  • Engine
    390 V8
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Red
  • Seat Color
    Black

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