Triple-taillamp ’60 Square ‘bird


1960 was the last model year for the “Square ‘bird,” the square-bodied, four-seat Ford Thunderbird. Though it shared sheet metal with its predecessor, the ’60 model featured triple taillamps.

The Pick of the Day is one of those 1960 Ford Thunderbird coupes, and appears to be a case of one person’s problem being another’s opportunity.

“I bought this eye-catching car about two years ago, registered it as an antique, and use it for my car club outings and occasional cruising,” says the private seller advertising the car on

“Love the car but lost my garage space for it,” the seller adds in explaining why the car is for sale.

“The body, paint and interior are in great shape with no rust,” the seller notes, adding that the car’s 352cid V8 was rebuilt 500 miles ago, and that the rebuild included a new carburetor and fuel pump.

“Runs good,” the ad points out.

“The dash instruments, including the AM radio, are original and all work, with the exception of the electric clock.”

Photos that accompany the advertisement show an aftermarket “stereo” radio just beneath the dash as well.

The car has power steering and brakes, two-tone black-and-white leather seats and is “partially” restored.

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The car is located in Dover, Delaware, and the asking price is what seems to be a very reasonable $17,000.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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