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1966 Thunderbird Town Hardtop- rebuilt drivetrain and more in older restoration

  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Town hardtop
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 109000
  • VIN: 6Y81Z1181115
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 390 CU, 315 HP
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Seats, Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Parchment
  • Safety options: Disc front brakes, seat belts
  • Options: AC, power everything, AM/FM factory radio, cruise
  • Vehicle Title: Clean

1966 Ford Thunderbird Description

In stunning black paint with parchment vinyl interior, this Thunderbird is fully equipped with AC, power windows and vents, power steering and brakes, vacuum door locks, original AM/FM radio, 6-way power drivers seat, swing away steering column, overhead console, sequential turn signals, flow through ventilation, and fender skirts.The space-age design of the dash incorporated a thermometer style speedometer, illuminated in orange, with 4 gauges placed in globes that have a green glow. The overhead console switches continues the 'flight deck' theme.
The interior remains in excellent condition, as is the trunk liner. All lights, gauges, signals, horn, wipers function as they should. Sequential turn signal motorized operator was rebuilt. Cruise controls on the steering wheel makes it rare and beautiful in this model- but is not operational. The paint remains excellent.
This car was purchased on Ebay in January 2008. Although said to be an all original 96,000 mile car and 'freshly painted' ( =two years earlier) oil leaks were problematic for me leading to complete rebuilding of the engine and transmission for trouble free driving anywhere. Even the driveshaft was sent to be rebalanced. The AC system was mostly replaced to provide ice cold air, front disc brakes were rebuilt, chrome bumpers replated, radiator and expansion tank rebuilt, reproduction mirrors installed. Firestone radial tires were installed in August 2010, and show no wear or issues since fully garaged.Said to have always been garaged, it certainly has been during my 12 year ownership.
There are now about 10k miles on the complete rebuild, and the car has been driven regularly to car shows in the region and to TN (twice ), WV, and VA as it is a wonderful cruiser. More photos and a driving video are available for serious inquiries. With limited garage space and the desire to experience the ownership of other cars while I can still drive, after 12 years of ownership I am reluctantly offering this beauty for sale