Swan Song: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible – $25,000

Jan 2021 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

Yes, we came across another gorgeous mid-sixties Ford Thunderbird convertible and yes, we did not hesitate including it as part of our latest Topless Thursday. Guilty as charged. The extremely clean top-down design of the convertible models looks good in any color we’ve come across, but this restored Rangoon Red over white 1966 “Flair Bird” currently listed here on Craigslist in Cleveland, Ohio takes the cake.  Reported to have been restored fifteen years ago, the current caretaker has their  T-Bird listed for $25,000 which based on the current Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms they have it priced between #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $16,900 the #3 “Good” appraisal of $27,000.  If you are a serious cash buyer, you can start the conversation by calling the current caretaker at (216) 702-5547. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their T-Bird featured here on GuysWithRides.com.

Ford introduced the fourth generation of its Thunderbird personal luxury car for 1964 and produced it through for only three model years through 1966. While virtually identical to the prior year, for 1966, the 390-cubic-inch V8’s power was increased to 315 horsepower.  All models featured a new front clip. A flatter hood, re-shaped front fenders, new headlight buckets, new egg-crate grille with large Thunderbird emblem, new bumper guards, a single bumper bar, and painted roll pan replaced the previous two model year’s two-piece front bumper. The rear taillights were revised, now a 3 piece unit going the full width across the rear, the backup light now located in the center section replaced the formerly rear roll pan mounted lamps. While the unique Town Landau hardtop accounted for over half of all sales, the convertible continued to use the tuck-in-the-trunk design that made the top-down look of these cars so clean.

If you’ve ever wondered how these Thunderbirds have such a clean look with the convertible top folded, this video posted on the YouTube Channel This Week With Cars provides a nice overview:

We just love how pretty this Thunderbird is in its red-over-white color combination.  Other than the convertible top showing wrinkling from being stored in its down position, we can find little to fault about this example based upon the pictures provided.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“A Beautiful 1966 Thunderbird Factory Z-Code 390 Engine Restored About 15 Years Ago Runs Excellent Garage Kept Mostly With The Top Down Rare Genuine Spoke Wheels 85,000 Original Actual Miles Clean Ohio Title I Can Send A Video Of It Running Alotta Fun To Drive And A Excellent Investment Serious Cash Buyers Only Please Call show contact info
Thanks For Looking Godbless”

Show or go: what would you do with this T-Bird?  Comment below and let us know!


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