1960 Ford Sunliner convertible. I bought this car on Sunday evening
at 6 PM and was involved in a bad auto accident the next day on my way
home from my first day of school at a new school in Sacramento California.
This photo is looking north on Stockton Blvd at Mack Road at about 1:30 PM.
I am making the statement on the time of the photo based on the shadow under
the car. It could have been earlier but I believe we got out of school at about
12:30 or 12:45 after a rally. I was by myself and no one else was hurt. I was in
a coma for 14 days, in the hospital for four months and out of school for the year
with a broken right femur set with a steel rod down the center of the bone.
Comments: The fullsize Fairlane was redesign for 1960 and were six inches longer,
almost five inches wider, and nearly 200 pounds heavier. Graceful styling helped
to hide some of the heft, with a sloped hood, simple grille, straight A-pillars,
clean chrome-edged fenderlines, and modest horizontal tailfins, noding to
Chevy's 1959 "batwings." The Sunliner returned, but the new Starliner was a real
surprise: a pillarless semi-fastback two-door hardtop which replaced 1959's
Production: Starliner Hardtop Coupe: 68,461. Sunliner Convertible: 44,762
Engines: 223 I6 135 bhp. 223 I6 145 bhp. 292 V8 175 bhp. 292 V8 185 bhp.
352 V8 300 bhp. 352 V8 360 bhp.
Answer from Tom Brownell ( Old Cars Weekly, 10/12/06 ) "The wrecked convertible is clearly
a 1960 Ford Galaxie Special Sunliner. I'm surprised that you ask, because your convertible
bears almost no resemblance to the show car pictured in Hot Rod magazine, which is not
only a year newer and therefore has different styling, but is also a different body style and
has a show car block-sanded finish". For more information http://www.oldcarsweekly.com
A different company e-mail suggests Sunliner was the convertible & Starline was the hardtop.