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Rare 1966 Ford Thunderbird Roadster Convertible *Low Reserve*

1966 Ford Thunderbird Roadster

Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
SubModel: Roadster
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1966
Mileage: 114,500
Color: Burgandy
Engine: 390cu V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Walnut Creek, California, United States
Power Locks, Power Seats
Cassette Player, Convertible

Description for Ford Thunderbird 1966

This is a beautiful 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible with the very rare Roadster Package. Which includes the removable fiberglass tonneau cover and the Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels (these are actual spokes not hubcaps). Overall. the car is in great shape. although it is not in showroom condition. I would call it an excellent "10' car". It appears to have had an older restoration sometime in her history. before I'd owned it. I tend to use it as my daily driver during the summer months. so it does have a few small scratches and minor paint chips. However. as you can see in the photos. nothing that stands out. You really have to look to find them. The paint still shines brightly. It should place well in local car shows. It has a 390ci V8. The odometer reads 114. 5k. It runs very strong and cruises easily at 80+ mph on the highway. I live in a hot area in California and I drive the car in triple-digit temperature all the time. The engine still runs cool. The only modification I had done to the engine was to add Electronic Ignition to replace the points and condenser. It sits under the factory cap and retains its stock appearance. 1966 was the first year that Ford added Front Disc Brakes to the Thunderbird and the car stops great. The interior is in good condition. There are no rips or tears although the seat cushions are starting to feel their age and just don't have the same cushion as they used to. but what can you expect from a car that is almost 50 years old. It has a 6-way power driver's seat. power door locks. and the slide-away steering wheel which makes it easy to enter and exit the vehicle. It has manual windows and if you are familiar with Thunderbirds. you know that the power windows in many T-Birds of that era had a lot of problems even when new. As such. I preferred the manual windows. and no doubt that they will work. Overall. the convertible top vinyl is in good condition. although not perfect. The up/down functions of the top work great. You can see a video of it here: http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=TVqxxGSA9G4 and see it rolling here: https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=oZdy0QYT8ykNADA Guides place the value of the 1966 Thunderbird Convertible between $31k to $51k. This is for the regular convertible and does not take into account the Roadster Option. These optional parts are almost impossible to find anymore. This car has been wonderful and attracts attention whenever and wherever I drive it. It starts every time and is a pleasure to drive. I sometimes pull off the tonneau cover and take it for family drives on the weekend. Additionally. I have a heavy duty. all-weather car cover for it which I will include with the car. The car was pulled off the market last fall after a "buyer" bid on it and then was unable to come up with the money. Please only bid if you have the funds readily available to complete the deal. Please feel free to contact me with any questions on the car. Terms of the sale require a $2. 00 deposit due in 24 hours and the balance due in 7-days. Shipping and transportation are the responsibility of the buyer. although I will work with your shipper to get the car to you as soon as possible. The car is being advertised locally and is subject to prior sale. As such. seller reserves the right to end auction at any time.