Starliner

Hi-Po 352 V8 Powered 1960 Ford Starliner

Ford launched the Galaxie and the Falcon within months of each other, vying for the attention of a voracious car-buying public. The Galaxie was its full-size offering, and in keeping with Ford’s tendency to proliferate submodels, the Starliner was… more»

Bubble-Top 428 V8: 1961 Ford Starliner

The Starliner was a two-year Ford offering at the high end of the Galaxie series. It employed fastback styling which may have been cooked up to compete with the Chevy Impala Sport Coupe (“bubble-top”) and to help Ford compete… more»

Former Race Car: 1953 Studebaker Commander

Studebaker introduced a new 2-door body style in 1953. Dubbed the “Loewy coupes” after designer Raymond Loewy, they would serve the company for the next 11 years in one form or another, perhaps the most beautiful cars that Studebaker… more»

The Other Bubbletop: 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner

Ford’s Starliner was the fastback version of the Galaxie lineup of full-size cars in 1960 and 1961. Some say it was Ford’s response to the “bubbletop” cars offered at about the same time by Chevrolet. They did find some… more»

350 Stroker V8 Power! 1954 Studebaker Commander Starliner

Studebaker employed the Commander name across a variety of products from 1927 until the demise of U.S production in 1964. It was reflective of upscale models and included the Starliner, 2-door hardtop editions. Besides being restored over the past… more»

Original 352: 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner Hardtop

The pages of automotive history books are littered with examples of a manufacturer introducing a new model, but its existence has been short-lived. That is the case with Ford’s Galaxie Starliner. Introduced in 1960, the company removed it from… more»

Estate Find: 1954 Studebaker Commander Starliner

The 1953-58 Studebakers benefitted from distinct styling provided by the famed Raymond Loewy Studio. They were both sleek and low in appearance, thus different than most of the boxy-looking cars that the major car manufacturers were building. The 1954… more»

Tri-Power/4-Speed: 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner

Ford offered the Galaxie Starliner during the 1960 and 1961 model years. Buyers could choose to specify their shiny new toy in any way from mild to wild, and this 1961 model fits at the top end of the… more»

Galaxie Bubbletop? 1961 Ford Starliner

The 1960-61 Starliner was akin to the “bubbletop” Chevies of the same era. Thin roof pillars and lots of glass. Ford only offered the Starliner for two years and it was decked out at the same level as the… more»

88k Original Miles: 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starliner

Automotive history is littered with the names of manufacturers who fell by the wayside due to various reasons. One of the most notable was Studebaker, which produced some interesting and innovative cars on a minuscule budget. One of those… more»

Tri-Power 406 V8: 1960 Ford Starliner

Ford brought out the Starliner for 1960-61 as the fastback version of their Galaxie line of full-size cars. With its expansive glass and thin roof pillars, Chevy would copy the look in 1961-62 first with the Impala, then the… more»

1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner Survivor

This 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner has led a sheltered life, and its overall condition has seen it do a star turn as the centerfold in a motoring magazine. It is a tidy and clean survivor that wouldn’t need a… more»

Parked In 1976: 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner

Cars such as this 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner offer really interesting styling, with narrow roof pillars and wide expanses of glass. This Starliner is a solid car that needs little more than a cosmetic restoration, and if returned to… more»

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