*NO RESERVE* *GORGEOUS* *Q CODE* NUMBERS MATCH * 428 CID / 345 HP * SHOW / DRIVE

Price: - Item location: Aurora, Colorado, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: HARDTOP
  • Trim: TOWN LANDAU
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 44,000
  • VIN: 6Y87Q108661
  • Color: HONEYDEW YELLOW
  • Engine size: 428 CID /345 HP
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: PARCHMENT AND GOLD
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1966 Ford Thunderbird TOWN LANDAU

NO RESERVE AUCTION

1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD

TOWN LANDAU

“Q” CODE

This clean solid American classic starts easily, it runs quiet and strong, shifts smooth, makes no funny noises, doesn’t smoke, no leaks, travels straight with no pulls and stops effortlessly. All lights including the turn signal indicators on the fenders, gages, wipers, horn, cruise, windows, door locks, stereo/8 track and even the clock works. The heater blows strong and hot. The tire jack appears original and looks unused. There is a good spare and an extra matching wheel cover. You could drive this car anywhere with confidence.

VIN- 6Y87Q108661

6- 1966

Y- Wixom

87- Town Landau

Q- 428 C.I.D. - 8 Cylinder – 4V – 345 H.P. High Compression

*108661- Production Sequence*This highly optioned Town Landau was ordered on September 23rd, 1965 as a Demo Model for the showroom floor of a dealership in Grand Junction Colorado two days before the introduction date. The 1966 Thunderbirds were introduced to the public on September 25th, 1965. It was delivered to Denver, Colorado, and was received by Western Slope Auto Company in Grand Junction on October 21, 1965. This Classic Thunderbird is among the very earliest 1966 production models.

DATA PLATE:

Body-*63D (Town Landau) * Town Landau is a New One-Year-Only Model

Color-*L (Honeydew Yellow) * Rare Color

Trim-*K8 (Parchment with Gold) *All Leather

Date-*23J (September 23rd) * Pre-Introduction order date

D.S.O. 51 (District Code Denver)

Axle-*11 (3.00:1)*This code was used only until October 18th, 1965

Trans-4 (C6 Dual Range 3 Speed Automatic)

OPTIONS AND DETAILS

· TOWN LANDAU

· TWO TONE COLOR

· HONEYDEW YELLOW

· 428 CID 345 HP- 4V THUNDERBIRD 7 LITRE

· TRANSISTORIZED IGNITION SYSTEM

· DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM WITH RESONATORS

· 6-WAY POWER SEAT (DRIVERS)

· RECLINING PASSENGER SEAT & HEADREST

· LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTRY

· SEAT BELTS FRONT AND REAR

· HIGHWAY PILOT CONTROL (Cruise Control)

· UNIQUE STEERING WHEEL (Moves 8 Inches Right for Easy Exit)

· SAFETY / CONVENIENCE CONTROL PANEL (Everything Works)

· POWER WINDOWS

· DECK LID RELEASE

· SELECTAIRE CONDITIONER (Needs R-12)

· AM RADIO / STEREO-SONIC 8 TRACK TAPE SYSTEM (Works)

· TWO SPEAKERS EACH DOOR

· TINTED GLASS

· WHEEL COVERS & SHEILDS (Skirts)

· 815X15 4PR WSW TIRES

· FOMOCO TRAILER HITCH

· SEQUENTIAL TAIL LIGHTS

MORE INFO

· COMPLETELY REBUILT TRANSMISSION (Has Original Factory Tag)

· REPLACED FORD 9 INCH REAR END (Per 428 CID Specifications)

· REMANUFACTURED ORIGINAL FORD FACTORY 9510 CARBURETOR (Has Original Factory Tag)

· REPLACED VALVE SPRING BAFFLES

· NEW GAS TANK

· NEW GAS TANK SENDER W/LOW FUEL WARNING LIGHT

· REPLACED ALL FUEL LINES AND IN-LINE GAS FILTERS

· REPLACED PLUGS / WIRES –IGNITION POINTS – CONDENSER

· SET IGNITION TIMING

· TEST VACUUM ADVANCE

· NEW VACUUM CONNECT AND TUBE

· REPLACED ALTERNATOR

· REPLACED FUEL PUMP

· REPLACED BATTERY

· REPLACED BATTERY TRAY

· REPLACED STARTER SOLENOID

· REPLACED FAST IDLE CAM LEVER

· REPLACED CRANKCASE VENT HOSE

· DRAINED & REPLACED ALL FLUIDS

· REPLACED ASSORTED RUBBER & HYDRAULIC HOSES

· REPLACED OIL PAN GASKET

· REPLACED REAR BRAKE SHOES & ALL HARDWARE

· MACHINED OR REPLACED REAR BRAKE DRUMS AS NEEDED

· REPLACED REAR WHEEL CYLINDERS

· REPLACED BRAKE HOSES

· BLED BRAKE SYSTEM

· REPLACED INNER TIE RODS

· NEW STRUT ROD BUSHING KIT

· NEW SWAY BAR END LINK KIT

· REPLACED ALL EXTERIOR LIGHT BULBS

· REPLACED TIRES - 99.9% TREAD LEFT

· NEW WINDOW SWITCHES

· NEW DOOR SEALS

· NEW TRUNK LID WEATHER STRIP

· RE-FOAMED AND UPHOLSTERED FRONT BUCKETS

· FACTORY CORRECT COMPLETE TRUNK LINER

· REPLACED FENDER SKIRT PINS AND SEALS

· NEW TURN SIGNAL SEQUENCER

· NEW HEATER CONTROL VALVE

· REPLACED HOOD PADS

· NEW ROOF RAIL SEALS

·NEW CHROME SUN VISOR ARM & BRACKET ASSEMBLIES

· ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL W/ORIGINAL OWNERS INFO

· SERVICE MANUAL AND PARTS CATALOGS

· NEW CAR COVER AND STORAGE BAG

This 52-year-old survivor, is not a trailer queen and it’s not perfect. It is however, a VERY EARLY PRODUCTION “Q” CODE NUMBERS MATCHING 1966 Thunderbird. It has huge potential, and will require little to take it to the next level. The door panels near the finger cups are starting to crack, the headliner is starting to sag. There is one small crack in the dash pad and there is a minor power steering leak from either a hose or the pump itself. Again, it is minor. The windshield has a chip on the passenger side in the line of sight and the rear-view mirror needs to be re-positioned. The window glass is excellent as is the rear glass. The chrome bumpers and stainless are in excellent condition and present very well.

**WHAT MAKES A CLASSIC A COLLECTIBLE AMONG COLLECTORS? IT’S REALLY VERY SIMPLE. IF THE CAR IS THE “FIRST” OF,OR A “LAST” OF, IT’S A MUST HAVE**.

The 1966Jet Birdwas the LAST YEAR of production for the Iconic ClassicJet AgeThunderbird Styling.

Once inside you’ll notice the cockpit is aJet Agefantasy environment with itsFlight-Deckinstrument panel incorporating floating-sphere instruments and aircraft thrust-control style levers to control minor functions. The first-class section was furnished with thin-shell bucket seats while passengers in the rear cabin were treated to unique wrap-around curved banquettes evoking a cocktail lounge.

It was THE FIRST year for the Town Landau styling and this version is a One-Year-Only model. The 1966 modelwas THE FIRST U.S. car to feature windows-up flow-through ventilation; the air extractors are in a full-width grille beneath the rear window.

The 1966 is THE FIRST year the larger 428-cubic-inch (7.0 L) V-8 became optional, rated at 345 gross horsepower and providing a notable improvement in power and American Muscle performance. It was THE FIRST year for the full width one-piece sequential tail lights.

MORE FUN FACTS

All 1966 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 NEW 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.

The NEW Town Landau model was offered, featuring a roof with blind quarter panels for a more 'formal' look. All 428 V8 equipped T-Birds had the NEW C6 3 speed Cruise-O-Matic installed.

PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS FOR MORE DETAILS AND SOME HISTORY. I ENCOURAGE AND WELCOME ALL INSPECTIONS. I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. I CAN BE REACHED AT 303-968-6760. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MY AUCTION.

HAGERTY CURRENT VALUES

1966 Ford Thunderbird

2dr Town Landau Special 8-cyl. 428cid/345hp 4bbl

· #1 Concours $26,200

· #2 Excellent $18,500

· #3 Good $14,600

#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. "Good" is the one-word description of a #3 vehicle.

· #4 Fair $7,400

Value Adjustments: Add 10% for Factory A/C to All Hagerty Values

NADA VALUES

Original
MSRP

Low
Retail

Average
Retail

High
Retail

Base Price

$4,584

$7,375

$14,700

$19,600

Options(Change)

428/345 HP V8 Engine

40%

40%

40%

Air Conditioning

10%

10%

10%

Total Price

$4,584

$11,062

$22,050

$29,400

PLEASE READ

PAYMENT

All Ownership, Insurance and/or Liabilities associated with the operation and/or maintenance will be transferred directly from the seller to the buyer at the time financial payment is remitted in full.

Buyer also agrees that buyer has conducted all desired inspections of the vehicle (including title history and mechanical / cosmetic inspections) before agreeing to purchase this vehicle by private party and desires to purchase this vehicle with or without such knowledge of such history and/or inspections.

Buyer further agrees and acknowledges that Seller has made no representation regarding the vehicle except those representations that are made in writing and signed / agreed upon between buyer and seller. Buyer further understands that Seller shall not be responsible in any way, for claims of any kind arising from the vehicle defects, whether obvious at the time of sale.

Payment Methods

CASH IN PERSON, CASHIERS/CERTIFIED FUNDS OR A BANK WIRE TRANSFER.Neither the vehicle nor the title will be released until all funds have cleared.

Payment Terms

Buyer pays a 5% down payment within 24 hours of end of auction. Balance is due within 5 business days of the end of auction. Seller accepts bank wire transfers,cashiers/certified fundsor cash in person. Seller reserves the right to end this auction at any time, for any reason. The vehicle will not be available for delivery until all financial transactions have been completed.

If the winning bidder fails to pay the non-refundable 5% down payment within 24 hours of end of auction, or does not pay the remaining balance within the five (5) business day period, the seller has the right to refuse the sale and any payment to the seller will not be returned to the buyer.

Inspection

I fully welcome a buyer's private inspection. I will gladly show the car in person or assist any bidder who wishes to have a private party inspect the car, but this must be done prior to auction ending. The buyer is responsible for any fees incurred.

Warranty

This vehicle is being soldAS-IS.AS-ISis here defined as having no warranty stated, implied or otherwise expressed in any way, shape or form. The buyer assumes all and total responsibility for all or any defects known or unknown, apparent or non-apparent with this vehicle. Such defects are not limited to any area, system or part of the vehicle, but include the entire vehicle and all or any of its parts, systems or areas associated with it in all or any way. I have done my best to represent this vehicle as it appears, however, the seller is not responsible for, does not guarantee or warranty the correctness of this listing, the information contained within it, or any comments/responses to questions made about the vehicle listed, whether in verbal or written form.