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Flat Fin Original: 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner

With loads of style, fins, and a convertible top, the Sunliner is an interesting classic that you don’t see too often. This particular car was locked away in a family barn for over 30 years and is now up for grabs. Classic convertibles of any caliber are often rough but this Ford looks promising. With no bids, this Sunliner is currently up for the opening bid of $2,000.00. Check it out here on eBay out of Lacey, Washington.

The 352 V8 is not currently a runner, and certainly looks the part of an engine that has slept for 30 years. There is no word on the condition of the engine, and whether or not it is seized. With plenty of dust and dirt everywhere, it is easy to see this Ford was in a breezy barn. A bit of compressed air would do wonders and would likely reveal a fair condition engine compartment. There is no excessive rust to be found under the hood, so perhaps the engine is still free and could be revived?

Despite having a ripped convertible top, the interior is in fair condition with no major damage other than to the carpet. Obviously the interior is dusty and dirty like the engine bay, but I think this interior would clean up nicely.

As with any classic convertible rust is often a large concern, but this Sunliner looks surprisingly solid. If you search hard you can find a few areas of surface rust on the exterior, but the lower portion of the body looks rust and rot free, and the wheel arches looks solid as well. That is not to say that rust couldn’t be hidden by the exterior trim in these areas, but as a whole the car looks very promising. The seller claims that the front fenders and hood have been replaced, which could indicate an accident. The radiator support looks solid, so there must have been another reason for the replacement. The passenger side window is cracked, and there are a few dings to be found on the bright work. I really like the styling on these cars, and the flat fins are certainly a unique touch. With loads of potential, would you jump on this solid and reasonably priced classic convertible?


  1. 71FXSuperGlide

    Interesting car, even with the mix of body parts. You definitely don’t see a lot of these.

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  2. KSwheatfarmer

    Just the condition I like to find them in. Panels and gaps look to be straight and even,can’t see any rust,paint might be restorable, all good signs on a convertible.Yes a little crusty in the engine compartment but not horrible.Do need to know if the 352 will turn over,if not there will be more labor and money involved to get it running.I have come to the conclusion Ford built more cool cars than I can possibly save, some body grab this one. Thanks to all for the support on the ranch wagon picture.Makes the day brighter knowing other guys (gals ?) play with these old cars also.

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  3. Big_backyard

    I have always loved these cars. The first new car that my father purchased was a 1960 Ford Starliner in bright red. The irony was that he worked on the assembly line at the GM Plant in Oshawa, Ontario and received endless ribbing about it. I can never figure out if he was either really stubborn or hadn’t heard about career limiting moves.

    Shows how much he liked the styling.

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    • glen

      That would take some guts!
      Did he still get an employee discount?

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  4. Boatman Member

    Nice writeup, Brian!

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  5. canadainmarkseh

    This has great styling, and I’m not even a Ford guy, however I’m also not a fan of rag tops either. If this were a hard top I’d like it more but it’s still a nice car. I never used to like early 60’s styling much but as I’ve aged it has grown on means I’m more fond of them now. I hope this gets restored by the next owner who will need to be a DIY guy in order to keep the cost to a justifiable level. I’d go with a white car with red top and interior. Nice find.

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  6. Michael

    Dislike driving and detailing large cars. But this one-year body style has always been beautiful in my eyes, such clean elegant lines. Maybe it is the rebellious nature of this extra wide body; so wide, as I recall, Ford had to get dispensation in certain states to allow this car on the road. Hence, the one year only body style. The only flaw was a budget cut, no lower tail lights in the bumpers. [could have been reflective, at least, jus sayin.]
    This Galaxie Sunliner is very nicely equipped with PS, PB, PW, P-seat, and clock. Should be presume it has the 4bbl 300 HP 352 V8 as well?

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  7. Dave Mc

    Learned how to drive in a ’60 ford.
    Always liked the looks of them.
    Nice clean lines.

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  8. Madmatt

    We had a 61 Mercury Monterey convertible,390 4bbl,power everything,
    that my dad sold about 15 years ago,was very clean original,that needed restored,
    but did run and drive..for $2,000..I wished I would have been able
    to convince him to keep it,or been in a position to help him financially.
    These 60 Fords were very sharp,and this sure looks like a great deal…!!

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  9. Neil

    If I could find a cheap way of getting it to the UK I would love it. I’d also need to find somewhere to work on it whilst the top was off and the glass out etc. but nothing insurmountable…. These ’60’s Galaxies are my favourite old Fords.

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  10. Gaspumpchas

    Potential buyer would have to do the Due diligence on this sale seller has zero feedback. Rare and cool car at a reasonable price- wonder what the reserve is???Good luck to the new owner–Caveat Emptor…..

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  11. Rex Kahrs Rex Kahrs Member

    Sunliner, Starliner, Moonliner? Pick one already!

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  12. Maestro1

    I’ve always liked this years’ Starliner (the hardtop) and the convertible. I have no room otherwise I’d consider it.

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  13. bigdoc13

    I had a ’60 Starliner that I bought from a dealer.It was red,faded to pink.It looked terrible.I paid $100 for it.I took it home and detailed it. I then took it back to the dealer to show it to him.He offered me $500 for it.I told him no.

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