1960 Ford Starliner 2 Door Fastback Galaxie - Very Nice Driver. 1961 1962 1963 on 2040-cars
Aberdeen, Mississippi, United States
You are looking at a great car that bought it because I have always wanted a Starliner. I am only selling it because I have run out of room in my garage and need the space. The 1960 & 1961 Fords are pretty much over looked, 1960 Ford being almost forgotten. I love the 1961 Starliner and the design and styling are a work of art. The fastback roof line and wide stance coupled with the beautiful fastback roof and flat wings make this car a visual beauty. If you are looking for a truly unique car that is fun to drive and it attracts attention where ever it goes. The two tone paint adds to the line and attractiveness of the Starliner. This car is not perfect but it is a very nice driver that runs strong, shifts good and handles like it should. The paint is good but not perfect and what you would call a 10 footer. The interior is nice and comfortable for even the long trips to the car show.
The 352 FE V8 is intact and runs strong with the factory 300 horse power it moves the Starliner on down the road. It has a stock original 3 speed on the tree. Most of the chrome is new original stock including the rear bumper and grille. The stainless trim is intact but does have some dents in it. It has dual exhaust and it equipped with new mufflers. I have posted pictures of the under carriage and frame and you will see it is in really good shape with only surface rust. The trunk has had some rust like most of these cars but it has been repaired and looks really nice. it is a work of art. I cleaned and resealed the frame and under body myself. The engine is clean and well sorted.
It does have the fender skirts that come with the car. It is an original car that has been very well taken care of and one that has many more miles left in it for you to enjoy. The 1960 Ford Starliner is a car that you can keep and drive in the current condition or spend a little time and effort and make it a trailer queen. If you have any questions please contact me and I will be glad to help you in anyway I can.
This car is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early. Thank you for looking at my 1960 Starliner and bid to win.
Goto youtube and search "1960 Ford Starliner Commercial" and see what they had to say about it in 1960!! It is well worth watching and the car in the video is the same color.
While all of Ford's passenger cars were radically redesigned for 1960, the Starliner was Ford's new performance model and the focus of this vintage advertisement. Using frantic music and color video, it's clear Ford wanted everyone to know the 1960 Starliner was the car "for those who wanted the ultimate in performance".
Fords were totally redesigned for 1960 from the prior year's model, and whether you love the design or hate it, it is certainly memorable. At 81.5 inches wide the massive '60 Fords were the widest yet, more than an inch wider than the Lincolns of the same year. Even if the cars were huge, that didn't mean Ford was ready to concede any claims of performance.
While the 352 V8 was available in any model for 1960, it was primarily marketed in the brand new Starliner. Automotive advertisements of the late '50s and early '60s weren't known for modesty, and this one is no exception. The "extra responsiveness" of the 352 V8 engine "makes the Starliner more fun to drive than any car you've ever driven before."
1960 was somewhat of an off year for car sales and Ford felt the effects just like the other companies. Although Ford managed to sell 68,461 Starliners that year, their total sales numbers were down significantly from 1959. Ford's passenger cars would face a more conservative redesign for the 1961 model year. Unfortunately, 1960 Fords have a fairly low survival rate, making it pretty hard to find any car from that year.
On Jul-17-14 at 22:00:57 PDT, seller added the following information:
I have conflicting information on the horse power of the 352. I stated it is 300 hp from one online source but I had another source pointed out to me that it says 220 hp. I apologize for any confusion on the actual Horse power of the engine. It runs strong and has plenty of power to enjoy.
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