1960 Ford Thunderbird - Today’s American Classic Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1960 Ford Thunderbird 1960 Ford Thunderbird
1960 Ford Thunderbird 1960 Ford Thunderbird
1960 Ford Thunderbird 1960 Ford Thunderbird
1960 Ford Thunderbird 1960 Ford Thunderbird

Boy, does this look good!

The Ford Thunderbird is an American automotive icon of the 20 century that epitomises what many consider to be the golden era for American automotive design.

The second generation of the T-bird was released in 1958, replacing the outgoing first gen, and stayed in production until 1960.

Revisions made over its predecessor were many, with perhaps the most notable change from first to second gen being the addition of rear seats.

Customers could choose to option their Thunderbird with one of two big, torquey V8 donks – a 5.8lt (352ci) or a 7.0lt (430ci).

These V8s sent their shove to the T-birds rear wheels via a three-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

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Customers could have their thunderbird in either a two-door hardtop coupe or a two-door convertible.

While the second generation Thunderbird was a highly successful model for the Blue Oval, the vast majority were two hardtops, making the convertibles significantly rarer.

This particular Thunderbird is a 1960 convertible and comes equipped with the 5.8lt V8 and three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle is an award winning example and has been fully restored with the addition of a handmade tonneau cover, which was offered on the ’62-’63 sports roadster.

This super clean and lovely looking Thunderbird, which is considered by local T-bird enthusiasts to one of the nicest examples in the country, is $75,000 and anyone interested in this classic can view the full listing here.

 

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