Fort Lauderdale | Lot 371

1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner

$55,000 - $65,000 USD

United States | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

28 March 2015

A very little known fact about the 1960 Fords is that the production cars, at 81.5-inches, were wider than normal limits, and in some cases, required at temporary “pass” to be allowed on some roads. Technically, they should have been sold with orange “clearance” lights on the roof. In any case, the new design was based upon a concept car and the restrained styling included unique fins that are rotated 90-degrees from the usual look and are on the same plane as the trunklid. The 1960 Sunliner was part of the Galaxie Special V-8 Series that also featured the hardtop sister car, the Starliner sport coupe. This represents a very elegant, one-year-only body style that is quite uncommon. The production figure of 44,762 units does not breakdown how many of this total were part of the Galaxie Special Six Series. Respected sources indicate that the number of cars that have survived is considered to be a fraction of those produced.

This particular car has been restored and is presented in a basecoat/clearcoat application in black with a black cloth soft-top and black interior. The engine is a 352-cid Thunderbird Special mated to a Ford Cruise-O-Matic transmission. The Sunliner is well-equipped with its original pushbutton radio, clock, “rare” bumperettes at front and rear, fabulous chrome and stainless elements, stainless steel fender skirts, Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, Diamond Back wide whitewall tires, Flowmaster exhaust system with headers, backup lights, padded dash, padded visors; power top and power steering. This Sunliner is indeed a very special Ford.

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