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1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
SubModel: Convertible
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1966
Mileage: 91852
VIN: 6Y85Z144286
Color: Red
Engine: 390 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
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Description for Ford Thunderbird 1966

The 1966 Ford Thunderbird is the perfect mix of a distinct single-year design with the lowest production numbers of the fourth-generation. But it's rarity is not why you want in. We know you stopped to look at this droptop because its red and white appearance is the true way to present timeless V8 cruising elegance.

It's a classic cruising droptop from that perfect few years where the design somehow was able to blend the square second generation and rounded third generation into an artful and iconic appearance. And it only gets better when you realize that the 1966 car was given a very distinct front end only used for this year. Also with only 5,049 convertibles produced, it's the rarest of its generation. But the real irresistibility factor comes from the details. The trim around the hood scoop, factory-style wheel covers, fender skirts, fender turn signals, and so much more let you know this is a cherished classic of distinction. These Thunderbirds had brightwork that could be measured in acres, and so it's great to see that this one is complete right down to the wide emblem that reflects in the mirror-like single-piece chrome bumper. And we all love how the rear chrome panel fully frames the dip in the trunk's sheetmetal. It was updated later in life to a glossy red for an even more standout presence that looks like it wants to own the road. And with the white convertible top in place, this has the all-American look of a Coca-Cola bottle. In fact, even the tires have both a red and white line to really deliver a quite thoughtful and well-coordinated package.

If you like the color combo with the white roof in place, then you'll love taking it down to reveal the full white interior. A proper Thunderbird is all about individual luxury, and so everyone gets bucket seats, including the sculpted wraparound rear ones. But this convertible is very much geared toward the driver. The front seats power adjust to your ideal position, and the swing-away steering wheel is a nifty piece that also adds comfort. Plus, with power windows and a power convertible top, you don't even have to leave the driver's seat to go from enclosed comfort to a wind-in-your-hair experience. The gauges have that 60s-cool setup with a ribbon-style speedometer that sits on top and four fashionable individual round pods finish the artful package. It's so intricate that it could only come from premium opulence.

The 390 cubic-inch V8 is exactly what you want to see when you lift the hood on this Z-code car. This big block with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor has all the right power and torque to keep the T-bird cruising effortlessly. The V8 fires up easily and makes a nice sound out of the dual exhaust - it's not like a muscle car, but instead, a confident and mature rumble. These are meant to be effortless going down the road, and that's why you have power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes w/discs up front, and a suspension built to glide down the road.

This is the bold red T-bird that's built to cruise. It has all the best distinction to start turning heads this weekend, but to do that, you first need to call today!