1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible

 We found this car in Tucson, AZ.  The story behind the car is it was bought brand new by a female college student. After college, she parked the car in a warehouse for ca. 40 years!  The car was bought by the previous owner about 5 years ago, who eventually decided he would not be able to finish the car.

The Sunliner comes equipped with a 352 2V V8 and a Ford Cruis-O-Matic transmission. Our plan is to mothball the 352 and install a 390 V8 Camper Special with a 4V intake. The car will be re-painted a dark charcoal color (keeping the black interior). We hope to have the projected completed by early summer 2014.

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A VERY happy owner was revealed his car today! All smiles as he walked around this beautiful 1960 Ford Sunliner. (numerous times) He was amazed at the paint color and how it can look black then charcoal and sometimes has a greenish hue. He was impressed with the spoke wheels that at first he was not sure of, he said they fit the car perfectly. “Excellent choice!” After sitting in the Sunliner he was awed by the comfort and craftsmanship of the two tone microfiber leatherette seats and even more that whether top down or up he could see perfectly out the rear window. Overall he is “Ready for spring!” so he can get in this gorgeous machine and turn heads!

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11 Responses to “1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible”

  1. cardaddy says:

    Many thanks for sharing your opinion here. I really like it.

  2. Bill Greenland says:

    You are going to have a cool ride when done. I have 2 1960 Sunliners that I am working on. One of mine must be really rare, it has factory power windows. I have never seen this on any other 60 Sunliner. Thanks Bill

    • GSAdmin17 says:

      Bill,
      I have always liked the looks of the ’60 Ford. I would be interested in seeing pictures of your ride. We are progressing on my Sunliner and hope to have it done before the snow flies!!

      Smitty, MN Merc Man

  3. Keith says:

    We own two of these. One restored and one still off the frame. Great to see this model coming to everyone’s attention

  4. John says:

    My brother in law started the restoration on a solid 60 Sunliner. He passed in December 2012, I am going through his stuff and he has at least 3 of every mld, grilles and misc parts. Where do I go to sell these including the car it is in pieces and sitting on a rotiserary

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  7. Ken Huber says:

    Hi guys – Beautiful restoration on the 1960 Ford Sunliner. Your shop has some fine craftsmen. I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to car restoration. The restoration looked pretty extensive to my untrained eye. What could a person expect to pay for that type of job? I have a 1973 Plymouth Satellite Sebring that I am thinking of restoring and would like to establish a budget. Can you help?
    Ken Huber

    • GSAdmin17 says:

      Hi Ken! Thank you! Yes she indeed was an extensive project! But worth it, she ended up winning awards last summer! Its so hard to say without looking at the car. Then when you start peeling off the layers there is usually always extra repairs that you couldn’t see until you take things apart. Your best bet would be to call or email Jerry @ 651-398-3557 or wildcreekrestor@aol.com. Thanks again Ken! Hope to be hearing from you!

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