About my car
When my husband was young the carcass of a 1960 ford Thunderbird arrived at his family home. Over the next few years he played in it with his older sister, kid stuff. Later his Dad started rebuilding the car and he was part of it. The car was finished after a few years and the family drove it. When my husband was 16 the car was sold, for unknown reasons to him at the time, teenage stuff. The sale broke his heart and he was angry. In 2002 he decided to start searching for the car. Unfortunately, with no success but has been searching ever since.
One day in the Fall of 2013 he received a call that there was a possible sighting of this beloved car in our hometown! Thinking nothing of it he decided to go check it out anyway. Upon arrival he saw the car and still wasn't certain. He called me to come help check it out. The confirmation on the identity of this car was laying in the locked trunk, he said. We found he keys and unlocked the trunk. When the lid was lifted and I was sure my husband was going to his knees. To our surprise, there was an outline of a Thunderbird emblem made by his dad out of old pushpins so many years ago. After over a decade of searching the 1960 Ford Thunderbird is back in the family, forever..
Runs with a 390 under the hood. No power steering (pump and ram gave out over a year ago), no AC but still plenty of life. I drive it almost every day taking the kiddos to school, going to work, selling ice cream, running for groceries. It's an awesome family car with plenty of power to give the green light gunners a run for their money.
- This car was made in 1960 and I've driven it since 2013
- The Ford Thunderbird (2nd Gen) was in production from 1958 to 1960