Wednesday, February 24, 2010

1966 Thunderbird Convertible- Thelma and Louise

A favorite chick flick of mine is Thelma and Louise. It will forever be a movie that reminds me of some of the adventures that my best friend Tracy and I have had over the years. Fortunately, our adventures have not ended in death!
Not only do Thelma and Louise manage to find trouble within the first 15 minutes of their "weekend away", they kill a man, become wanted in multiple states, discover their hidden talent with handgun's and robbery, take in a young Brad Pitt, Thelma has her first orgasm, Louise get's the elusive marriage proposal, steal a cops shades and lock him in the trunk of his patrol car, teach a nasty trucker the importance of showing respect to women on the road by blowing up his tanker, demand an apology for calling them "beavers", then take his hat....but they do all this while being sleep deprived, drinking multiple bottles of whiskey and from the comfort of a very classy 1966 Ford Thunderbird!

A total of five identical 1966 Thunderbird convertibles were used throughout the shoot: one ’star car’, one camera car, one back-up car, and two stunt cars.
1966 Ford Thunderbird used in the movie “Thelma and Louise” sold through Barrett-Jackson auctions for $65,000 in 2008.

Beginning in 1957, Ford introduced a variety of cars that shared one very unique feature: the roof, whether it was made of fabric or steel, "disappeared" into the trunk. When the top was down, there was no visible sign that the car even had a boot, no bulge....just the unbroken lines of the car.
This feature was offered on the following cars: 1957-1959 Ford Skyliner, 1958-1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, and the 1958-1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible.

the 1966 Thunderbird was extensively restyled with a new, tight egg-crate pattern grille, and the two taillights were now connected into one massive piece of plastic. Generally speaking, it was the best-looking of fourth-generation T-Birds.

While the base 390 V8 was now restricted by a two-barrel carburetor to 275 hp, a 315-hp version with a four-barrel was optional and a new 428-cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carb making 345 hp optional.

The T-Bird is such an iconic car and I'm sure it will always turn heads.

Tracy and I get to go on a little road trip this July, but it won't be in a will be in my Audi. We won't be carrying handguns and I assure you we will not be swigging straight shots of whiskey as we motor down the highway!
I don't think we will blow up any tanker trucks and I highly doubt we would steal a truckers nasty hat, could get ugly if some guy does that "tongue-snake-thingy" when we pass him!

It is entirely possible that we will "push the envelope" in many directions, it's just what we always manage to do when we are together, but, I can say with complete certainty that we will not rob any stores, if we get pulled over by the highway patrol, I promise, the officer will not end up in the trunk of his car...and his shades are safe, I already have shades that I love and Tracy need's prescription glasses.

I guess everything else is up for consideration :-)
Enjoy these photo's of the 1966 Ford Thunderbird...what a beauty!



  1. The '66 T-bird is my favorite year for that make/model, next to the '57s ... great example of 60s styling

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  3. My brother in-law had one. He redid it. It was an awesome car.

  4. I am cutting in here. Sorry about the loss of your mother. Me you have peace.

  5. I loved the movie also. Good luck on your road trip this summer.

  6. The style of that car just screamed cool and unique. I heard once that old T-birds were notorious for electrical problems, but I'm not sure if it's true at all, or which generation may have been effected. Have you ever heard this?