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1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner

Ford were proud to announce, “The finest Fords of a Lifetime” in their sales literature. Judge for yourself with this 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible in Orchid Gray. Introduced in 1959 the Galaxie continued to be to top trim level for 1960.

Power comes from a 235 horsepower, Thunderbird 352 cubic inch V8 with 2-barrel carburetor (a $147.80 option) paired with Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission (costing a further $211).

Ford changed the look of their cars completely as they entered the sixties. It very nearly didn’t happen this way as they originally intended to carry on with the original 1959 platform. Their cars look sleeker, less boxy and therefore lighter and more appealing. Fins were on the decline and had disappeared completely by 1962.

side view of a 1960 Ford Sunliner
side view

A chrome strip ran from the top of the bumper, up across the top of the fender and then all the way along the belt line to the rear of the car.

original vinyl interior of a 1960 Ford Sunliner
original two-tone vinyl interior

Sunliner interiors were made from pleated Morocco grain vinyl and available in six, two and three-tone patterns: blue / white, black / white, lavender / white (as you see here), turquoise / white, black / white / red and yellow / white / black. Convertible tops were either black or white.

dash of the 1960 Sunliner

The dual headlights were enclosed in the large, recessed mesh grille.

front view showing the grille of a 1960 Sunliner
front view

Tailfins were shrinking and the round taillights were replaced with half-circle only for round ones to reappear in 1961. Galaxie script was found on the trunk lid except the Sunliner and Starliner as they were part of the special series and featured their respective names instead.

rear view showing the fins on a 1960 Ford Sunliner
rear view

The 1960 Galaxie has a wheelbase of 119″ with a total length of 213.7″ and width is 81.5″.

Ford produced 44,762 Galaxie 2-Door Sunliner Convertibles for 1960, with a base price of $2,983 ($2,860 for the six cylinder version). This car is also equipped with power steering and original radio, options costing $77 and $59respectively. It was originally built in San Jose, CA.

This 1960 Sunliner is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)

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  1. I used to own this exact car back in the mid-late 60’s. White with black top, red and black vinyl interior, the 352 two-barrel and auto trans, loved it so much! Was stationed in Ft, Myer, VA, at the time, just outside of DC, you can’t imagine the times my AF buddies and I had cruising around DC on a hot summer afternoon in it! I forget the name of the song, but this line from the Lovin’ Spoonful song defined it for us! “Top down, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty” Cruising DC in it, yeah! Btw, I swore I would not buy another convertible, I just can’t take the sun on me nowdays. But this one???????? Hmmm…….


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