1966 Ford Thunderbird Top Comparisons

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    1966 Ford Thunderbird Review
    1G1BN53E says:
    Definitely a good looking car, owned it for a few years now drives ok. Upsides: Fast, made well, great rear gears, luxurious for 1966, Soft ride. Downsides: Where to begin? If bought as a barn find it will need lead substitute to run right, requires 91 or higher fuel, leaks everything...I mean everything, wiring is badly designed and often malfunctions, power locks are vacuum controlled and are almost impossible to fix when broken, overheats (may just be my particular one)...kills batteries pretty much overnight with no parasitic battery bleed, FE 390 is a boat anchor. I would have trouble recommending this car just on the principal that it is a very expensive car to fix and maintain, but if equipped with the FE 428 can probably be turned into a pretty sweet drag car.
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    6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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    sctepp54 writes:
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    1966 428 Q Code Thunderbird Convertible — I love everything about this car. It drives like a dream. It glides down the road. One of only 75 built with the 428 Q code, power windows, seats and Factory Air. Immaculate condition. Under 70k miles too. Fun all the way around.

    Pros: Turns heads and snaps necks when you press on the accelerator

    Cons: Not very fuel efficient but. this car was built when gas was under 30 cents a gallon

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    1966 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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    Sexy And Beautiful — everything about her i love! how she's a 60s car and not some fat huge modern car. how she's as strait as could be and has a beautiful color. i wouldn't trade this car for any car in the world.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: most all electronic system works everything looks good and interior and engine in great shape.

    Cons: been sitting since 1988 needs work and a bit of tcl

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    1966 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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    Classic T'bird — Dark green, metal flake, gloss coated new paint job. New chrome on bumpers. Original engine. Lots of power. Like riding on a cloud. Owned for 28 years. Still have to redo the interior. Cool slide to the side steering wheel. Speedometer is solid red line. Leather seats, electric drivers seat adjustment. Electric windows. Vaccuum controlled vents.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Classic, Landau model, perfect paint, powerful 390 V8 engine.

    Cons: Low gas mileage

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    1966 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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    This Classy Car....needs And Belongs With A Classy Owner!!!!! — I've always disliked FORD, but became very attached to this Beauty! It sounds and drives very NICE! The only thing I never had fixed and didn't have the patience for was the electrical wiring for the seat adjusting, mirrors, and window down/up--it just seems to be something loose because it will work one minute and hit a slight bump and then not work. There REALLY IS a SECOND SET OF (just about) EVERYTHING for this Classic! So ordering stuff as such won't be a hassle or cost a pretty penny--cuz I have extras (in GREAT) shape for this car. It is like driving a big boat--but is strong and solid. The paint job is still looking good--minus a few MINOR scratches(VERY MINOR). There are no dents or dings--NO body damage AT ALL! My older Brother left it behind when he went to college and left it up to me to sell for him. I have had my drive or two...and it has been in my back yard with a FOR SALE sign on it for years...just no publicity.

    Pros: Looks Sweeeet, sounds Sweeeet, and is drooled upon!...chick magnet

    Cons: stupid loose wires in trunk that I can't(don't have patience) to figure out!!

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    Awesome — It is an over all amazing car, smooth on the ride, the horse power is there, but sucks on gas milage, it is a babe getter, and I wish I still had mine, would buy it in a heart beat if i ever got the chance to again.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: fun and excitement

    Cons: gas

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    1966 Ford ThunderbirdReview
    George writes:
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    Stylin — Restoration project car while in a California Car Club. Wound up taking Best In Show for restoration. Beautiful car Champagne in Color. Loved the tilt and swing away steering wheel. Difficult to find replacement parts for because it was a one year only car inside and out.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Lovely Design, Roomy and reflected when the T-Bird was still a T-Bird

    Cons: Performance of the 390cu in moter sucked do to poor air flow

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    67,000 Original Miles — ALL ORIGINAL!!! 1966 Ford Thunderbird Town laundau in Whimbolden White with a black vynil top it is beautiful and sexy!!!!!!!!!

    Pros: EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons: Headliner sggs a little and some of the paint is coming off but it is mostly ok!!!!!!

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    1966 Ford ThunderbirdReview
    madmax205 writes:
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    Love My "blue Thunder" — I bought my 66 Town Landau from a e-bayer from Kelowna B.C. I drove it to Windsor Ontario (across from Detroit Michigan)..It was an adventure and I loved it..Beautiful color great style i wish they would make a modern version of it..

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    poppys66Q_code writes:
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    Nice Power Stylish — Big sports car! the 428 really puts you back in the seat but it has a sleeper look that is very classic.

    Owner for 0 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: comfort and performance

    Cons: gas mileage

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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    2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Review By Guru39MFX

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    2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Review By GuruGM7PC

    Great car!! I like it very much. Thank you!! Ok Read More

    Review By whitedogdaddy

    Car provides excellent handling, comfort and looks. A great cruiser and good gas mileage too! The 280 hp motor comes on a little bit gradually but revs forever. Read More

    2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Review By Guru94LQTW

    I Love It. It is truly an awesome car. Read More

    Review By Guru51NSH

    Love the look. It may seem old to most but to me its the car of my dreams! Read More

    1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Great Car By Vwags

    This car is a joy to drive. The style is very nice and it has the power and handling to support the style. The car gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a V8. I would think long and hard about get... Read More

    Impressive By 97TBirdOwner

    The Ford Thunderbird in this generation is a very nice mix of performance, luxury, and style. They can be relatively inexpensive if you look around and get lucky. I drive this one daily, and as mentio... Read More

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