There were a lot of Ford Thunderbird fans who weren’t happy when the car moved from the sleek two-seater sports car to a larger luxury ride with a back seat. The original first-gen Thunderbird cars are small and sporty and are very popular with collectors. The larger Thunderbirds don’t have the same love from collectors. This 1960 Ford Thunderbird is an excellent example of the year.
The 1960 Ford Thunderbird here is a very clean example that looks very original. The seller admits that it had a new white paint job applied about 13 years ago. It appears in images that most of the trim is original to the car, but the seller isn’t clear on that. The seller is clear that the black interior in the car is original.
Being an original car from 1960 means that the upholstery isn’t perfect, you can see wear marks on the seats, but there appears to be no tears. The car has 74,138 original miles on the odometer, and if you get close enough to the shiny white paint, you will find some dings and scratches says the seller. That’s not a deal killer for most, a car like this would make an excellent driver.
The 1960 Ford Thunderbird has a nice design with attractive lines and enough room for the whole family to cruise. The wheels are 14-inch wire chrome units on all four corners. The AM radio still works, and the carpet is black and said to be in excellent condition along with the floormats.
Power for the 1960 Ford Thunderbird comes from a 352 cubic-inch V8 engine with a single 4-barrel carburetor and a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission. The Thunderbird has power brakes and a newly rebuilt vacuum booster. It’s said to run and drive very well and has working power windows and a power driver seat. The seller is asking $21,900 for the car.