In 1954, Ford dropped a bomb that would shake up the automotive industry. They essentially created a segment called the Personal Luxury Car with the introduction of the Thunderbird. Enjoying a production run from 1954 to 1997 spanning ten generations, and a revival of an eleventh generation that ran between 2001 and 2005, the Thunderbird nameplate has been firmly cemented in Ford history as the car that Americanized what was previously known in Continental Europe as the Grand Tourer. Why not get in on the T-Bird action with this 1960 Ford Thunderbird on sale? This Maine-based car has seen some refurbishment and looks great.
The second-generation Thunderbird ran between 1958 and 1960 and brought some really stunning designs. Elwood Engel penned the lines that you see in these pictures on this 1960 Ford Thunderbird, that wears a suave black paintwork. Parked next to contemporary American cars of the Fifties and Sixties, you really see how low the Thunderbird is, as it was nine inches shorter than the average American car, and ground clearance was just 5.8 inches, giving the impression of it just sailing along the road on those beautiful wire wheels with white-wall tires. All badging and chrome work looks great on this car too. Pop open those doors and see just how long they are, no longer does one need to push or tilt the front seats forwards in order to gain access to the rear. The interior features a lovely art-deco late Fifties theme, in black and white. This generation marks when the Thunderbird first gained a rear seat to accommodate an additional two occupants, in order to increase its appeal across a broader segment. This car has received a new dash panel and rebuilt fuel and temperature gauges. Interior features and chrome work are in great condition too.
This 1960 Ford Thunderbird is powered by a 352ci V8 engine that is actually the smaller of the two offerings on the second generation, the other one being a 430ci V8. The engine put out 300hp and 395lb-ft to the rear wheels via a three-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission. This car also has power steering and power brakes with a new brake booster. A recent oil change is reported, as well as a new starter. The owner is unsure about whether the motor and transmission are numbers-matching.
Car Location: Maine New dash panel Recent oil change reported Rebuilt fuel gauge and temperature gauge Seller is unsure about numbers matching on motor and transmission Power steering Power brakes New brake booster reported New starter reported 1960 MY Ford Thunderbird 352ci V8
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