1966 Ford Thunderbird

Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: 6Y85Z100704
Ford‘s answer to the Chevrolet Corvette, the Thunderbird was introduced in 1965 and, though similar, it was different in many ways to the Corvette and other small sports cars on the American market. The Thunderbird, however, was created as a ‘personal luxury‘ car and even up to the current production version it has never been purpose-designed as a sports car. Instead of the Chevrolet‘s fibreglass, the Thunderbird was constructed in metal and instead of six cylinder engines, Ford upped-the-ante with a 6,391cc V8 motor; producing 300bhp at 4,600rpm and 427lb/ft it propelled the big car from 0-60mph in 10.3 seconds and onto 115mph, allied to effortless cruising. To keep cost and development at a minimum, it used as many parts as possible from the other Fords of that era. The result was a tw