About 1966 Ford Thunderbird
In addition to the Mustang, one of the prominent vehicles to come from the Detroit automaker in the 1960s was the Ford Thunderbird. The height of this car's popularity reached its apex with the 1966 Ford Thunderbird. The year's third-generation two-door hardtop coupe and two-door convertible Thunderbird both feature a standard 390ci, 6.4-liter FE V8 engine that could reach 300 horsepower, with an optional 428ci, 7.0-liter FE V8 engine that is capable of reaching 345 horses. Both engines come with a 3-speed Cruise-O-matic automatic transmission. Other features available at the time include vinyl or leather seats, air conditioning, and tilt wheel. The 1966 Thunderbird has a long history in the movies, such as the red 1966 Thunderbird in "The Outsiders," the green 1966 convertible in "Wild at Heart," and another green 1966 Thunderbird in "Thelma and Louise." Because there were many 1966 T-birds made, many 1966 Ford Thunderbird parts are available as part of the vast inventory of auto parts on eBay. If you are lucky enough to own a 1966 T-bird, being able to maintain it is important, so keep it on the road and looking great by keeping up with repairs and potential upgrades.