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Old 06-21-2017, 08:19 AM   #41
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My dad had a light blue 60 Ford wagon for a company car when he was a copier service tech for 3M back in the middle 60's. It was a 6, 3 on the tree, and he hated it. He was never much of a Ford guy anyway. I always thought it was cool, and used to sit in the driver's seat and "drive" where ever my little imagination took me. Wish I had that car now...
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:09 AM   #42
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This is one of my all time favourite cars. Saw it in a magazine quite a few years ago and I'd have it on my driveway anytime.

The top is chopped and it obviously has air suspension.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:00 PM   #43
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Here is a big picture of this modified 1960 Ford Starliner. They are a good looking model despite some people not liking them.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:06 PM   #44
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Dad traded the family 1954 Ford wagon in on a new 1960 powder blue Country Squire 4 door wagon. He never bought a car for himself with anything but the full size V8 engine. In this case it was the 352. There were 9 of us in the family (including Mom and Dad) so the rear third seat was very necessary. I remember Dad cutting out (or perhaps he bought them already cut to size) the shape of the taillight lens from Scotch red reflective tape, and sticking them to the lower part of the bumper in that recess. This was pretty much the extent of his customizing skills.....a family of 7 children didn't leave anything in the budget for any Barris modifications. All I really wanted was a convertible and we ended up with a hauler......
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:04 PM   #45
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Very nice story Mac.

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Old 06-26-2017, 05:06 PM   #46
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Unusual item seen at a local Swap a few years back, rear cut from a 1960 Ford Station Wagon. These were never sold in Australia, so it would have been an imported model. Asking price was $200.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:05 AM   #47
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Here is an early picture of a 1960 Ford Sunliner with Poverty Hubcaps and Blackwall tyres. Car was probably near new when this photo was taken. I love these old photos of street views with cars parked in them.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:35 AM   #48
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May be rusty. But class never dies.
Still looks great
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:51 PM   #49
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A friend sent me a picture of this 1960 Ford Fairlane Two Door Sedan that resides in North Queensland. A very rare car in Australia.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:19 AM   #50
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Funny that mercman lit this thread again. I was just thinking yesterday as I leafed thru the new Macs catalog for '60s big Fords how little of anything is available for 60 Fords. The common year to year parts yes, but no sheet metal, trim etc. This has always seemed to be the case. Even Crites ignores the cars on fiberglass stuff.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:36 AM   #51
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and they had the best looking dog dish hubcaps ever!
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:21 PM   #52
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Yes they did/do !
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:40 PM   #53
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I went to a car club meeting last night, and the friend I mentioned back at the beginning was there. I asked if he still had the two '60 Starliners, and he does.

We got to talking, and he told me that one of them had 15,000 original miles. WOW.
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:03 PM   #54
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Yes, Sal. An acquaintance has a 60, 61, and 62, all original numbers matching cars. I really don't remember the particulars, but they are all the high performance (and I think tri power) FE's. Pretty rare, and not overly restored. Keeping with "period correct" the Stanley thermos in the trunk is normally full of gin martinis.
Numbers matching is chevy talk, there is no such thing in the Ford world other than having consistent date codes. Not the same though.

When I was young, I didn't think much of a 60, pretty ugly IMO. But a 60 Starliner could set in my garage anyday, Kinda like a Mustang, any coupe or convertible is a yawn but a 2+2 is pretty cool.
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Have had my '60 Starliner since '85. Grandaddy of Ford Total Performance. Fast Freddy Lorenzen cut his rookie teeth in one. Love driving mine down a 2 lane blacktop, looking over the hood and hearing a snarling FE.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:01 PM   #56
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Numbers matching is chevy talk, there is no such thing in the Ford world other than having consistent date codes. Not the same though.
Again... ... a statement such as this is IMO.

To have a correctly assembled car, the Casting ID Nos (assembly parts not service parts), Date Code And foundry code must be correct or it (FORD-LINC-MERC) is not a NUMBERS CORRECT CAR. It must also match the build sheet if one is available or the owner may be hiding it.

Take for just an example, a 61 FORD 390 4V 375HP that came through with the Tri-Power in the trunk for dealer assy. Both engines (375 4V or 401HP 6V) will have the same engine code). The seller would need a factory build sheet to claim the car was a true 3X2 401HP.

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Here is one example of determining a MATCHING NUMBERS car-

http://www.vtohtx.com/M_Code_3_page_Fact_Sheet__v2_.pdf



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Old 04-04-2018, 07:27 PM   #57
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The only things left from the '60 that I had from '65-'68 are the dog dish caps. Some of them are now on my '56 Ford:
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:59 PM   #58
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As people are saying, these "one year only" 1960 Ford "dog dish" Hubcaps certainly look great. They were fitted to our local Australian 1960 Fords, which in fact were a carry over of the 1959 Ford Style, as Australia never released the "true" 1960 big Fords. It is strange that they were only used for one model year. Prior to this one the previous one lasted from 1957 - 1959. Then, the 1961 and 1962 lasted two model years. After that, the 1963 and 1964 only lasted a single model year each.
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Wanted: 1 driver quality set of ( 4 ) '60 dog dish hubcaps. PM with info.
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Have had my '60 Starliner since '85. Grandaddy of Ford Total Performance. Fast Freddy Lorenzen cut his rookie teeth in one. Love driving mine down a 2 lane blacktop, looking over the hood and hearing a snarling FE.




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Does your '60 Starliner by any chance have the rare 352/360 HP engine ?


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