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1966 Thunderbird Convertible, Concours Show Car

1966 Ford Thunderbird

Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1966
Mileage: 54,909
VIN: 6Y85Z162357
Color: Oxford White
Fuel: Gasoline-premium
Transmission: C6 Automatic
Drive type: Rear Wheel
Interior color: Ivy Gold
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Abilene, Texas, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
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Description for Ford Thunderbird 1966

DESCRIPTION I purchased this car in 2006 and began the restoration; showing this car at VTCI events as I progressed to the Primary Level under Concours rules. This Oxford White with Ivy Gold interior 1966 Thunderbird convertible is equipped with the 390 FE block modified with a 410 CI engine kit. This engine also has cobra jet valves and a mild cam. Estimated 330 hp plus. This engine set-up was available from Ford and was used primarily on the 66-67 big Mercury. identified as a 410 CI rated at 330 hp. Engine block cast date precedes the ship date. It has C6 automatic transmission. unique White/Redline tires and deluxe wheel covers. bright wheel arch moldings. power windows. power steering. slide-away steering wheel. power driver’s seat. Classic Air air conditioning. AM/FM factory radio with optional rear seat speaker. and tinted glass. This Thunderbird is restored to Concours-quality standards with scrupulous attention to detail and authenticity [exceptions to original specifications; exterior (factory color-Honey Dew). Classic Air. and adjustable rear air shocks]. I modified the original A/C register to accept the four duct-tubes rather than use the Classic Air’s design. It appears from the dash that the A/C is original design. Notwithstanding this car is penalized points for these modifications. this bird has achieved recent 1st Place awards at two VTCI International shows. It has been certified as a Senior Concours since 2009. The most recent 1st place as a Senior car was last year (2013) at the Houston International Show. Documentation: Factory build sheet. window sticker (invoice). owner’s manual. engine builder’s details and related parts listing. and a three ring binder full of historical documentation since I purchased this car. Data Plate ID: 76A L 28 11E 38 1 4. Accomplishments 2nd Place. Driver. 2007 VTCI International Show. Houston. TX. 2nd Place. Primary. 2008 VTCI International Show. Colorado Springs. CO. 1st Place. Primary. June 2009 VTCI Regional Show. Oklahoma City. OK. 1st Place. Primary. September 2009 VTCI International Show. Coshocton. Ohio. Showed at the 2010 VTCI Regional. Dallas-Ft Worth. TX. Display only. Did not show in 2011 and 2012. 1st Place. Senior. 2013 VTCI International Show. Houston. TX. ALTHOUGH THIS CAR IS CONCOURS SHOW QUALITY. NO WARRANTY. NEITHER EXPRESSED NOR IMPLIED. ATTACHES TO THIS CAR. MARKET HISTORY SIMILAR CARS: 1. RM AUCTION-ARIZONA-2009-Lot 207 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible To be auctioned on Friday. January 16. 2009 Sold for $85. 50 RM’s estimated value of this car prior to auction was $50. 00 to $70. 00. [This is the estimate I used for my car] 2. MECUM AUCTION Lot W34 // Dallas 2012 // Sept 5-8 $69. 00 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Award Winning. Triple Black 428 Q-Code SAME CAR AS #3 BELOW. 3. MECUM AUCTION-MONTEREY-2013 Lot F141 // Monterey 2013 // Aug 15-17 $77. 00 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Two-Time AACA First Place Award Winner ESTIMATE: $80. 00 - $125. 00 4. RM AUCTION. Lot 150 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Auctioned on January 19. 2012 Sold for $49. 00 Chassis no. 6Y85Z103284 315 bhp. 390 cu. in. V-8 engine. single four-barrel Holley carburetor. C-6 three-speed automatic transmission. independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms and coil springs. live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. and front disc. rear drum hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 113" • Concours-quality restoration completed in 2005 • Consistent award winner in AACA and VTCI judging • Powerful 390 V-8. well equipped5. HAGGERTY MARKET ESTIMATES: NUMBER 1 CONCOURS THUNDERBIRDS: 1966 390 WITH AIR: $49. 00 1966 428 WITH AIR: $56. 500I estimate that it will cost me $5. 00. 00 more to take car to one of the big auctions. Price is reduced accordingly. This car is listed for sale at other venues. This listing may be canceled at any time without note.