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#30351 of 30850 Re: . [imidazol97]
Sep 19, 2013 (6:26 pm)
That's really bright. I remember when my dad had his Country Sedan, he knew of someone else in the state who had one, and it was white and blue like that. I remember it had wide whites, which I wanted for our car, but my dad didn't see the value in. My dad's car was red and white inside and out, it looked pretty cool. Wish I had been more sentimental as a teen, and took pics.
I've seen skirts like that on another 60 Ford too, I agree, they should go.
Sep 19, 2013 (6:44 pm)
Oh, that's a "Sunliner" isn't it? You can get a pretty penny for one of those restored.
#30353 of 30850 Re: Seen this afternoon... [hpmctorque]
Sep 19, 2013 (6:46 pm)
You raise an interesting point because although most attribute the 59 Ford sales success to the extreme Chevy, I always thought America was getting more conservative after the big 58 recession and therefore went for that more conservative squared off Thunderbird effect. I think GM and Mitchell saw this coming too, but couldn't get the response out until 61.
#30354 of 30850 Re: . [imidazol97]
Sep 19, 2013 (6:49 pm)
Although 1960 wasn't my favorite Ford year, I like those pictures. My dad had a similar color combo on a 60 Fairlane sedan. But it had the big, bulbous rear window that only made the rear truncated batwings look worse. I think the more formal rear window on the Galaxie cleaned it up a bit...and convertibles, they almost always look good to me!
Sep 20, 2013 (4:17 am)
driving around town. All I knew it was something old. Happened to have my father with me, who new immediately it was a 1940 Chevy. I would have been close on the year, but that is it.
#30356 of 30850 Re: Seen this afternoon... [berri]
Sep 20, 2013 (6:46 am)
I was reading an article about the 1949 Ford lineup in the current issue of "Collectible Automobile." It read that the spinner in the grille was added at the last minute and the horizontal taillamps were vertical in the original design. Adding that spinner was a good idea as the Ford would've looked too much like a contemporary Chevrolet from the front. The Ford grille, to me, resembles a WWII fighter aircraft head-on which may have been Ford stylists' intention when they added the spinner.
#30357 of 30850 Re: . [MrShift@Edmunds]
Sep 20, 2013 (6:52 am)
This is the 2nd 1960 Sunliner I've seen in all my years of car show cruise-ins. The other was in eastern Indiana and had been painted RED and had the continental, skirts, reflector taillights bolted onto the bumper mirroring the real taillights. I don't recall it had the dagmar front bumper rubber blocks.
This one is nice, other than the seat colors are slightly different than the paint on the dash. But I believe that mismatch happened with the colors in several cars from the factory; the colors were not quite the same.
Sep 22, 2013 (7:25 am)
I don't think you have to like Studebakers at all to appreciate that their Corporate office in South Bend has lasted this long and is being renovated--from today's South Bend Tribune (short video):
The heavy wooden decorations are in the President's office.
I was in this building in around '90, '07, and '12, and it had deteriorated some IMO between '07 and '12, but still pretty stately inside. In '12 I took my hometown Stude-Packard-MB dealer friend, and he remembered being inside it with his Dad many years earlier. I mentioned to our tour guide that my friend here was a member of the dealer organization. The tour guide got a reverential look and said, "Really? God bless you!" LOL
#30359 of 30850 finally saw something decent...
Sep 22, 2013 (11:12 am)
a 56 Chevy 2 door with a classic plate. Graphite silver front/white back.
Had a jacked up rear end with what looked to me like slicks.
Sep 25, 2013 (12:51 pm)
We went away a couple of weeks ago for a few days holiday in Germany - flew down to Munich then picked up a car (sadly it was a Ford C-max as they 'upgraded us' from something more suitable) and then we drove round the Bavarian Alps, various Schlosses a bit of Austria and also the Black Forest. This was a regular holiday not car orientated, but we still managed to find a bubblecar museum in the black forest which was fun - I'll upload a few pictures shortly...