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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1960 Ford Sunliner

Ford’s sleek take for the new decade

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this restored 1960 Ford Sunliner convertible. It is powered by a rebuilt 352cid V8 and rebuilt Cruise-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission. Features include Continental kit, power steering, AM radio, and updated power brakes with dual-circuit master cylinder. Finished in red with red power-operated top over a tri-tone red/black/white vinyl interior, this Galaxie Sunliner comes with restoration receipts and a clear title.

During the restoration (that was completed in 2012), the body was refinished in the original Monte Carlo Red (code J). Features include fender-mounted antenna, dual rearview mirrors, rocker panel trim, polished stainless steel skirts, and Continental kit with body-color tire cover.

A set of 14-inch black steel wheels with wire wheel covers is wrapped in whitewall radial tires.

The cabin is furnished with a red/black/white vinyl front bench seat and matching trim. Features include power steering, column-mounted automatic transmission shifter, and AM radio. According to the seller, the convertible top, interior, trim, moldings, weatherstripping, window felts, and seals are either new or in excellent condition.

The instrument panel consists of a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for the fuel level and coolant temperature. The odometer reads 22,811 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

Power is provided by the reportedly original 352 two-barrel, though the carburetor appears to be upgraded to a four-barrel. The engine is connected to a Cruise-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission – both rebuilt. The rear differential features 2.91 gears.

Braking is provided by rebuilt power drum brakes. A dual exhaust system exits at the rear.

A walk-around video with a start-up, convertible top demonstration, and interior overview can be seen below.

The auction for this 1960 Ford Sunliner ends Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 11:45 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

2 COMMENTS

  1. The 1960 Ford is a one year only departure From Ford’s traditional styling, and a beautiful and elegant design. I happen to really like it. I was just 5 years old in 1960, and already on my way to being a lifetime Gearhead, and a total Ford man. I have been ever since my brother bought a new 1966 Ford Mustang. It was black on black with vinyl seats. It had a 289 cid engine under hood and a 4 on the floor manual transmission. I thought it was beautiful inside and out. Even at 11 years old, I could see the quality materials Ford used in the interior, much better than most cars from the era. Ever since then I have only owned Ford Motor Company cars.

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