STUNNING 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD TOWN LANDAU - VTCI 1st PLACE SENIOR & Q-CODE 428!

Price: US $10,100.00 Item location: Cumming, Georgia, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • SubModel: Town Landau
  • Trim: Ford Thunderbird Town Landau with Q-Code 428 V8
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 74,900
  • VIN: 6Y87Q168854
  • Color: Sahara Beige (aka Desert Sand)
  • Engine size: Q-Code 428 CID
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Windows, Driver's Seat, Antenna
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Parchment
  • Options: Q-Code 428, AC, Stereo Tape, Reclining passenger seat
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1966 Ford Thunderbird Ford Thunderbird Town Landau with Q-Code 428 V8

STUNNING 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD TOWN LANDAU - VTCI 1st PLACE SENIOR & Q-CODE 428!


DEALER INVOICE DOCUMENTED 1966 THUNDERBIRD TOWN LANDAU

HAS HIGHLY SOUGHT FACTORY Q-CODE 428 CID OPTION

WON 1st PLACE SENIOR AT 2017 VTCI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Background...In VTCI (Vintage Thunderbird Club International) the 1964-1966 series Thunderbirds are rapidly becoming the most popular among members with classic-era cars. And, most agree that the Landau never was more dramatic and space-age than the 1966 Town Landau model. Add to this, the coveted Q-code 428 CID V8 - and you have a VERY desirable Thunderbird! NADA Classic suggests a value approaching $30,000 for such a car...and this T'Bird definitely "looks it". This year's VTCI judges agreed, at the recent 2017 VTCI International Convention here in Atlanta. This car scored an impressive 291.5 of 300 possible points.

KEY FEATURES & FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE...

  • COLD AC...made possible with an upgraded compressor of heavy duty/high capacity modern design
  • FACTORY documented Q-Code 428 CID V8... makes this car an impressive performer on today's highways
  • POWER WINDOWS with POWER VENTS
  • RECLINING PASSENGER SEAT...with clever extending headrest
  • POWER DRIVER'S SEAT
  • STEREOPHONIC TAPE SYSTEM...with factory-installed front/rear speakers in doors
  • POWER ANTENNA
  • TINTED GLASS
  • CHROME THUNDERBIRD ROADSTER TYPE WIRE WHEELS (in lieu of original "spinner" hubcaps)

LOCATION: Cumming, GA (approximately 35 miles north of Atlanta)

EXCELLENT INVESTMENT - With the best of the 1950s cars now valued "out of sight", collector attention is now turning to the best of the 1960s classics. Perhaps no car better imagined modern living in the spirit of "The Jetsons" than the Ford Thunderbird. By 1966, the overhead console and "blind rear quarter" roof design were stolen from show cars and dream concepts for production in Ford's futuristic 1966 Thunderbird Town Landau. In this era, Thunderbird defined "personal luxury" and created a new class of car that was imitated - but never matched - by Ford's competitors. The full-control console that was introduced by Thunderbird in 1958 is now a standard feature of practically every luxury class car in the world...for coupes, sedans and convertibles alike. For all these reasons, this 1966 Thunderbird is one of the best bets for those investing in 1960s classics.

RARE ORIGINAL (Carbon) DEALER INVOICE...has been laminated for preservation and proves that the Q-code 428 was a factory-installed option! It also documents the highly desirable Arizona origins of the car. There is nothing like the Arizona and southern US climates for natural preservation of classic cars. The body of this car looks/feels as solid as new - which would be unheard of "up north".

THE FIRST 12 PICTURES will give you a general overview of this truly special Thunderbird, but if you are seriously interested...we suggest that you look at ALL 100+ images because we want you to see EVERYTHING.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING...TO SEE ALL THE IMAGES: There are over 100 images that will show the car in great detail. BUT, to see ALL of the images, you MUST place your cursor DIRECTLY ON an image...and then scroll gently ALL the way to the bottom (be sure to allow time for all the images to load). CAUTION: If you use the scroll bar to the FAR right of your screen - OR, the "Click to View Image Album" feature - you will NOT be able to see all the images!
Over 2,800 TRANSACTIONS WITH HAPPY PEOPLE! As of the date of this listing, we've had over 2,800 transactions (both Buying and Selling) on eBay without a single complaint. One of the keys to our success is to show larger and more images than almost any other eBay listing...so you can clearly see what you are getting. We also give a very detailed description of the car...not just a couple sentences like many listings.

QUESTIONS?...after reviewing ALL the images and reading the entire description, please call Jim Murphy if you have any questions: 706-429-7924


IMPERFECTIONS - NO car is perfect. Just because this Thunderbird graduated from the "Primary" class to the highest ranking "Senior" class...and won a 1st place award, does NOT mean the the car is "perfect", though it most certainly is among the nicest in existence. Please be sure to look at ALL the images at left. We let the camera "look" everywhere we can think of...to show you what the car really looks like. In the vast majority of cases, this approach shows how nice this car is, but it also (intentionally) shows some imperfections.

OPERATIONAL REPORT - most importantly, the car drives with ease, shifts nicely, and delivers refreshing COLD air. It is ready to be enjoyed and gets enthusiastic looks everywhere it goes. We did however, notice some relatively minor items that were not operational, such as: no overhead warning lights, when "Flasher" is selected - only the front directionals flash, Emergency Brake must be manually released, and Side-View mirror must be adjusted by hand. Power side windows are sometimes slow, and the 8-track tape mechanism - though working - is a bit noisy.

ODOMETER NOTE: due to its 1966 design limitations, the actual mileage since new, cannot be determined with certainty for this car.

PAYMENT DETAILS: Payment is due within 2-business days of auction's end via Bank to Bank wire transfer.

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS are welcome, but MUST adhere to the SAME Payment Terms detailed above and also make all arrangements for the pick-up and importation of the Vehicle into the Buyer's country.
ABOUT ME: I am an avid Classic Car enthusiast. After retiring from 30 years of Sales & Marketing in a Global 100 company, I began buying and selling Classic Cars and Collectibles as a collector, and also market collectible/investment vehicles for friends, fellow enthusiasts, and other clientele.
Please Note: as of this date, we have had over 2,800 eBay transactions with 100% Positive Feedback...this includes the sale of many Classic Cars to Buyers all over the world, including Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Australia, Russia, Canada, Japan and throughout the United States.
IMPORTANT FINAL REMARKS: A Bill of Sale and clear signed-off Title will be provided.

This Thunderbird Town Landau is sold strictly as-shown and on a final as-is basis without any warranties expressed or implied. We have presented the car accurately to the best of our ability - stating and showing any defects we found - but oversights are possible. Therefore - before the auction's end - bidders are welcome to examine the vehicle in person. All sales are final.

Only through continual maintenance and repair as needed, has this fine car survived for over 50 years! Continued maintenance and repairs (often required without notice) should be anticipated by the new purchaser as this is consistent with the nature of owning and enjoying vintage classic automobiles.

Please be sure to review ALL the images and ALL the captions because they relate important information too!
QUESTIONS?...after reviewing ALL the images and reading the entire description, please call Jim Murphy if you have any questions: 706-429-7924


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