1965 Ford Thunderbird Review

1965 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau 428 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 428 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carAcura TL


This car sums up mid sixties sport-luxury in this one model


First of all. it's an old car. So don't look at these problems the same as you would a newer car.

I've had the transmission rebuilt.

New intake and exhaust gaskets.

New Starter and Carb.

General Comments:

1966 was the last year of the "Flairbird" model design, and in my opinion, the best looking one.

The ride is quiet and very smooth. No harsh jolts over expansion joints or speed bumps. Power to spare with the 428 motor.

The interior is unique, designed with an aircraft cockpit in mind.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2004

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review