The World’s Most Wanted Car was how Ford described the new Thunderbird for 1960. It might have not been the best selling car overall that year but it was the biggest selling year for Thunderbird so far!
This 1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible in Corinthian White was original built in Wixom, MI. A fairly new plant at the time built to handle construction of the Thunderbird and Lincoln cars.
This particular convertible was purchased by the last owner back in 1995 and he drove it on special occasions until 2005 when it was placed in storage. Fast forward 25 years and the car is for sale once more.
This was the final year for the second generation Thunderbirds (Square Birds), an era that marked the start of the four-seater T-Bird. One of the most recognizable features of the ’60 models was the row of three taillights on each side rather than two that had been there previously.
The inside of the Thunderbird has unique cockpit styling and features bucket seats and console, something we take for granted now, was something that hadn’t really been seen in American cars until this generation of T-Bird. This is the correct turquoise interior that matches the top.
The T-Bird came with a (Y code) 352 cubic inch V8 Thunderbird Special V8 engine with 4-barrel carburetor as standard.
Although a 3-speed manual transmission was standard, nearly 98% of all Thunderbird’s in 1960 had automatic transmission! This would have cost original buyers an additional $242 for the Cruise-O-Matic.
Ford sold 11,860 Thunderbird Convertibles for the 1960 model year at a base price of $4,222.
This ’60 Ford Thunderbird is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for plenty of extra photos)