This magazine-featured 1960 Ford Thunderbird is reportedly one of 10 performance-built sports coupes from its model year that were customized with NASCAR Grand National specification equipment. It was restored by Don Miller of Penske Racing and is powered by a 390ci V8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission. Finished in burgundy with white striping over a two-tone black and white vinyl interior, this second-generation Thunderbird is now offered with a binder of documentation, a build sheet, an owner's manual, and a clear Ohio title in the seller's name.
This 1960 Thunderbird two-door sports coupe was repainted burgundy with white striping while undergoing restoration under the direction of Don Miller of Penske Racing over two decades ago. Design and engineering for the original build were centered around the use of NASCAR Grand National equipment. The car was subsequently featured in the May 2004 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines along with other publications. The body features quad headlamps, a hood scoop, and more track-inspired performance equipment.
Steel 15-inch wheels are wrapped in tires that were replaced within the last year.
The cabin is outfitted with black and white vinyl upholstery for the front buckets and rear bench. A fire extinguisher is mounted to the center tunnel.
Instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer, clock, and fuel level and coolant temperature gauges. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 13K miles, which the seller states is an accurate figure.
The 390ci V8 received a fluid change within the last year. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.