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Ford Thunderbird 390 CID V8 1966

General description : Mileage : 95447
Interior Color : dark blue
Exterior Color : light blue
VIN : 6Y81Z134062
Transmission Description : 3 speed Automatic
Doors : 2

Description : Gateway Classic Cars Houston Showroom is excited to offer this gorgeous Diamond Blue Platinum 1966 Ford Thunderbird. According to its trim plate, it appears to be in the same colors as it was when it was originally built, with code N (aka "Platinum", aka "Light Blue") paint, and code 58 (Dark Blue) for the interior trim. Of course, that shouldn't come as a surprise, given that this is essentially a one-owner car! The niece of the original owner, who brought us this classic, has known this beauty for 56 years now! It's powered by the same power train that it came with from the factory, a big block Ford 390 CID V8 and its corresponding 3-speed automatic transmission. When they were new, those big, thumping 390s produced 315 horsepower and 427 Lb/Ft of torque...more than enough to get one of these 'Birds blazing down the highway! While it's impossible to verify that the odometer hasn't rolled over, a thorough going over on this car will likely leave the inspector concluding that it has indeed not yet passed the 100K mark. The interior of the car reflects how well it has been cared for over the years, with only some minor wear showing on the top of the driver's door doubt from the driver waving to admirers as she zipped past them. With its novel "aircraft cockpit inspired" dash and switchgear, the wraparound rear seats, and its headliner and carpet in great shape, this is one classic that's ready to be used regularly. Inside and out, this Thunderbird shows very well and will turn some heads as you're motoring down Route 66. This '66 T-Bird has cold A/C, AM Radio, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Steering, Radial Tires, Rear Defroster, Seat Belts, and Vinyl Interior. 1966 was the last year for the fourth generation Thunderbird: the next generation would see a major redesign, including models with four doors for the first time. There are some that will say that the '66 would be that last of the traditional Thunderbirds, making the 1966 models much more sought after than the subsequent iterations. Regardless of one's take on that, this car is one of those rare survivors that is ready to hit the road - get in, turn the key, slip it into gear, and head on out. Call our Houston Showroom today to make it yours!

1966 Ford Thunderbird 390 CID V8 is listed sold on ClassicDigest in Houston by Gateway Classic Cars for $16500.


Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Thunderbird Model Version : 390 CID V8 Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1966 Location : Houston


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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

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