1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner

Ford were proud to announce, "The finest Fords of a Lifetime" in their sales literature. Judge for yourself with this 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible in Skymist Blue. Introduced in 1959 the Galaxie continued to be to top trim level for 1960.

Power comes from a 235 horsepower Thunderbird 352 cubic inch V8 with 2-barrel carburetor (a $147.80 option) paired with Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission (costing a further $211).

Ford changed the look of their cars completely as they entered the sixties. It very nearly didn't happen this way as they originally intended to carry on with the original 1959 platform. Their cars look sleeker, less boxy and therefore lighter and more appealing. Fins were on the decline and had disappeared completely by 1962. 

A chrome strip ran from the top of the bumper, up across the top of the fender and then all the way along the belt line to the rear of the car.

1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible Interior

All-vinyl interior

Sunliner interiors were made from pleated Morocco grain vinyl and available in six, two and three-tone patterns: blue / white (as you see here), black / white, lavender / white, turquoise / white, black / white / red and yellow / white / black. Convertible tops were either black or white.

The dual headlights were enclosed in the large, recessed mesh grille.

1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Front

Front view

Tailfins were shrinking and the round taillights were replaced with half-circle only for round ones to reappear in 1961. Galaxie script was found on the trunk lid except the Sunliner and Starliner as they were part of the special series and featured their respective names instead.

1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Rear

Note the small, flat tailfin and half moon taillights

The 1960 Galaxie has a wheelbase of 119" with a total length of 213.7" and width is 81.5".

Ford produced 44,762 Galaxie 2-Door Sunliner Convertibles for 1960, with a base price of $2,983 ($2,860 for the six cylinder version). This car is also equipped with power steering and brakes, options costing $77 and $43 respectively. It was originally built in Dearborn, MI.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Recommended Reading

Full-Size Fords 1955-1970

Full-Size Fords 1955-1970 by David W. Temple

Ford's full-size models, the Galaxies, Fairlanes, XL/500s, LTD, Crown Victorias, and others. Includes great photos.

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