my latest acquisition
Finally remembering to throw up some pics of the new T-Bird I picked up a few weeks ago, a 66 Thunderbird Town Hardtop. This particular body style is a one-year only deal, it has the big C-pillar with no quarter window like the Town Landau model (that comes with a vinyl roof and landau bars), difference being no vinyl roof.
Has the base engine, 390 4-bbl 315 hp, C6 automatic, a bit over 100,000 miles. Pretty well-optioned, A/C, P/W, PDL, Pwr driver seat, power antenna, remote mirror. Sold in Texas originally, and lived much of its life in California. Even has a cool 1980 NHRA Winternationals decal on the windshield. Very solid car, has had a repaint at some point that is now very faded. Undercarriage and engine bay are very clean, these big cars are actually unibody, unlike many of the large full frame cars of that era. Wheels are cheapie aftermarket chrome steel with too-small tires that will be changed fairly soon.
Cool slideaway steering column, neat dash and console, front seats need recovering:
Awesome back seat!!
Overhead console that is part of the Town Hardtop package:
Paint looks OK when it's wet:
Good running 390 4-barrel with a few chrome goodies:
And the coolest part of the 60s T-Birds, click on the photo for a very short video:
Plans are to clean up the car as much as possible, see if the paint will buff up at all, change the wheels and tires, and likely put in a Pertronix electronic igntion ... then drive and enjoy!
Last edited by Payton; 02-27-2012 at 09:39 PM..
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