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Rides from the Readers: 1960 Ford Thunderbird

Today’s featured vehicle is a 1960 Ford Thunderbird. Keen-eyed fans of the Squarebird—the second T-bird generation, spanning 1958–60—will know that the 1960 cars can be distinguished from ’58 and ’59 models by their sets of triple taillights. (Other second-gen cars had two double sets.) Engine choices carried over for the 1960 model year: the 352-cubic-inch, 300-hp V-8 and the 430-cu-in, 345-hp V-8. Thanks in part to a bevy of luxurious options—including a sun roof, power brakes and steering, and air conditioning—1960 T-bird sales topped out at 92,843 units. Ford capitalized on this success by advertising the T-bird as “The World’s Most Wanted Car.”


This particular 1960 T-bird belongs to Frank Barreca, who has painstakingly restored it to the beautiful condition you see here ... Read the full article on



I have always loved the square birds, but also been sorry that they didn't build them under some other name plate and kept the two-seater Thunderbirds small and continued them the way the Corvettes were done. Love the Interiors on the Square birds, and this one in white is just gorgeous.


Looking at the dash photo I can see where FOMOCO got it's dash pad for the 1969-70 Mustang.