Vehicle Original VIN : 6Y85Z146403
The 1966 Ford Thunderbird is the perfect mix of a distinct single-year design with the lowest production numbers of the fourth-generation. But its rarity is not just why you want it. We know you stopped to look at this drop-top because its full blue appearance gives it plenty of cruising elegance.
It’s a classic cruising drop-top 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 design. 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. The blue paint is an update later in life, and it looks particularly nice against the blue convertible top. It makes for the thoughtful kind of presentation you expect from a premium T-bird. And there are more premium details, like the single-piece chrome front bumper and the rear chrome panel fully frames the dip in the trunk’s sheet metal. You will find areas for improvement if you expect perfection on day one, but that’s not really the point of a solid cruiser like this. Those looking to make a comprehensive restoration will appreciate all the little details that remain in place, right down to the fender top indicators, badging, and fender skirts. And overall, a lot of us can already appreciate a very cool classic with a very complete style – especially when it has the right features to be great out on the road.
If you like the way the blue top harmonizes against the blue paint, then you’ll love to take it down to show off the full blue interior. And it feels like a luxury experience where the center console and rear armrest give everyone some personal space. There are details that you may want to update, like new speakers for the upgraded retro-style AM/FM stereo or service the factory air conditioning to blow cold again. But from day one you have a distinct classic with a cool/classic look and unique features – including Ford’s swing-away steering wheel. And with power windows and a power convertible top, it really makes it easy to open this T-bird up to the world without even leaving the driver’s seat.
The 428 cubic-inch V8 is exactly what you want to see when you lift the hood on this Z-code car. This big block with a four-barrel carburetor on top has all the right power and torque to keep the Thunderbird cruising effortlessly. The V8 fires up easily and makes a nice sound out of the rather straight pipes of the dual exhaust. Add in power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, front discs, and you’ve got a drop-top cruiser that’s easy to enjoy.
This is a distinct T-bird with a full blue presentation, and it even has cool extras, like Sports Roadster tonneau for the rear seats. So if you’re looking for premium rarity, call today!
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