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1960 Ford Thunderbird
Sale price: $10,000.00 make an offer
Car location: Charleston, Illinois, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
- 390 FE
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We will start by reviewing the ford powertrain and related components. Under the hood, it features a rebuilt 390 FE (.030 over) that's set up with an Edelbrock Performer Intake and Summit Racing 4 barrel 600 Cfm Carburetor (MO8600VS; update version of the Autolite 4100). Internally, the engine has been upgraded with a Comp Cams custom hydraulic roller camshaft and lifters, high volume Melling oil pump, Cloyes double roller timing chain, Keith Black pistons, and D2 cylinder heads with hardened exhaust seats (for unleaded fuel). The distributor is a remanufactured unit with a Pertronix II module and a matching flame thrower ignition coil. The engine is dressed in polished aluminum valve covers (I have the originals) and a chrome breather (I have the original). The 390 FE engine is mated to a rebuilt Cruisomatic transmission with a new torque converter and 9” stock rear end with 2.75 gears for highway cruising. For the exhaust, it has new stock manifolds with dual exhaust. The braking system has been updated with front disc brakes and 8” dual diaphragm booster and dual reservoir master cylinder. The engine is cooled by a new aluminum radiator (I have the original if you want it), radiator shroud, flow cooler water pump, and clutch fan. The surge tank has been updated to a '61-'64 Ford unit which is stronger than the original (the '58-'60 units commonly split leaving one stranded; I have the original if you would want it). The engine is fed fuel via a new gas tank, sender, and carter fuel pump. The engine pulls very strong and the transmission shifts nicely.
All of the suspension has been upgraded. A-arms have been sandblasted and painted with new upper and lower ball joints installed, new tie rods, sway bar bushings, and shocks (front & rear).
Next, I will cover the exterior of the T-bird. This car is covered in Corinthian White, which was its factory color and was repainted prior to my purchase. Although it is not perfect, its paint gets compliments everywhere I take it (see pictures). All the chrome and stainless are in very good condition with very few imperfections. The glass is believed to be original with the front windshield and seal being recently replaced. To finish off the looks, it is sitting on a set of 215/75/R14 Hankook tires, stock wheel covers, and new Wheel Vintiques steel wheels which make room for the disc brakes.
Finally, I will cover the interior. On the inside, it's done in the Dark Turquoise/Light Turquoise which is also the factory color combination (Trim Code – 77). It has bucket seats and seat belts have been added to the rear seats for safety. The car came originally with factory air conditioning. This system has been upgraded using a new Sanden compressor. It blows very cold air which is great during hot weather cruising. Further, the speakers and radio (classic car radio) has been updated to provide a modern sound.As you have read, I have gone through every major system updating where possible. No short-cuts were taken! Nevertheless, there are a few items you should be aware of. First, the headliner has a pulled seam above the driver-side sun visor which has been repaired. Second, the original dash clock does not work. Third, the exterior key door lock cylinders should be replaced (I have new cylinders, but haven't installed them). Finally, there is a small crack in the driver-side door window corner.
The vehicle runs and looks great! I don't know of another '60 T-bird that has so many updates. I have done the best job possible to describe this classic T-bird to you. I have a clear Illinois title and the vehicle can be seen by appointment. Should you have any questions, feel free to call Lance at (217) Two18-9zero6one.
Rating Plate Information:
Model Year: 1960
Assembly Plant: Y (Wixom, Michigan)
Model: 71 (Tudor Hardtop)
Engine: Y (352 cubic inch V-8)
Body Code: 63A
Color Code: M
Trim Code: 77
Date Code: 09B
Trans Code: 4
Axle Code: 3
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