44,500 Miles 292 V8 Automatic2 Dr Hardtop West Coast Classics are proud to present a beautifully restored and great daily driving and completely rust free example of this “AACA” award winning rare and desirable 1960 Ford Galaxie 2 Door Hardtop ‘Starliner’ with the 292/185HP V8 engine and with dual exhausts and with factory specifications including the high level ‘Starliner’ interior trim with special identification script, the ‘Ford-O-Matic’ automatic transmission, SelectAire Air Conditioning ($404), Power Steering ($77), Power Brakes ($43), Pushbutton AM radio (59), Recirculation Heater & Defroster ($75), Electric Clock ($15), I-Rest Glass ($43), Fender Skirts & Deluxe hubcaps ($17).
This particular example has been restored as required over the years with a body off frame restoration completed in the late 1990’s with absolutely no expense spared in this beautiful ‘Orchid Gray Poly’ (Lilac) color with a striking and also correct specification and complimenting ‘Orchid Soft Textured Vinyl Bloster & Striped Fabric with Silver Strand’ interior and this is a California car which was has obviously always been garaged and well maintained. All the chrome and stainless steel was obviously also removed and re-chromed or refinished. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents – obviously a garaged and cherished car since new and the car won the prestigious ‘First in Class’ in a recent national “AACA” 2017 show.
The 1960 Ford Starliner was the top-of-the-line and raciest of Ford’s bigger than ever early 1960’s big cars. The all new 1960 model was some 6″ longer and almost 5″ wider and nearly 200 llbs heavier than it’s predecessors and was widely considered to be Ford’s cleanest styling in years. The glass area was greatly increased and the car boasted much wider interior dimensions and yet it’s graceful styling helped hide the additional heft with a sloped hood, simple grille, straight A pillars, clean chrome edged fenderlines and modest horizontal tailfins. The Sunliner again led the top-of-the-line Galaxie group but the Starliner was the real surprise; a pillar-less semi fastback 2 Door Hardtop replacing the 1959’s square roof version. It looked race ready and it was. By 1961 a conventional hardtop coupe was reinstated and the Starliner sales dived and would not return. Thus, these rare 1960 swoopy and stylistic big and spacious V8 powerhouses are finally gaining the attention they deserve both from regular classic American Car enthusiasts as well as obviously all serious Ford enthusiasts..
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Location: Torrance, California, United States