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1966 Ford Thunderbird
Interior Color:

Exterior Color:
Candy Apple Red

1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible For 1964 the Thunderbird was restyled in favor of a more squared off appearance, which was mostly evident when viewing the car from the side or rear.  The new model retained a similar grille design with quad headlights and a 113.2 wheelbase.  The new Thunderbird continued to be offered in hardtop, convertible and Landau versions.  The 390ci V8 continued as standard fare for the Thunderbird as did the 3-speed automatic.  For 1965, sequential turn signals were added along with standard front disc brakes.  Even though this was the last year for the 4th generation, 1966 saw revisions for the Thunderbird, a new egg crate grill with a large emblem at the center, a single blade front bumper, and full width tail lights.  Also added was an optional 428ci V8 engine.  This would be the last year for the convertible until the retro models of 2002-2005. For consignment, and looking more like a high-priced Lincoln than a working man\'s Ford, the fourth generation Thunderbird reimagined the brand\'s 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.  Let\'s explore some top down motoring in Ford\'s 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 it\'s 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 1950\'s.  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 that\'s 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 1960\'s 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 ar