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MARKWERNER
01-09-2007, 11:42 PM
I just recently inherited a 1960 Golde Top. 352 White with a 3 speed transmission. No Overdrive. Wondering How Rare This Is and If I should Restore it. No Power windows or Locks. No AC. Power Steering and Brakes. Turquoise Leather. I have been looking all over and haven't come across one. Any info would be great. Thanks

Rockin Kev
01-12-2007, 09:48 PM
>I just recently inherited a 1960 Golde Top. 352 White with
>a 3 speed transmission. No Overdrive. Wondering How Rare
>This Is and If I should Restore it. No Power windows or
>Locks. No AC. Power Steering and Brakes. Turquoise
>Leather. I have been looking all over and haven't come
>across one. Any info would be great. Thanks

Hi,
Well only 2536 Golde top were made and out of that number 377 were fitted out with the optional Lincoln power plant.
The lincoln motor only came with automatic trans.

Only 1% total production for 1960 were fitted with manaul transmission and again only 1% got the over drive.
I have only heard of two other Golde with Manual trans.
If it was me i would restore that Bird now!!!! got any photos??
Welcome
Kev
1960 J code Golde
Thunderbirds of England.

Rockin Kev
01-13-2007, 08:59 AM
>I just recently inherited a 1960 Golde Top. 352 White with
>a 3 speed transmission. No Overdrive. Wondering How Rare
>This Is and If I should Restore it. No Power windows or
>Locks. No AC. Power Steering and Brakes. Turquoise
>Leather. I have been looking all over and haven't come
>across one. Any info would be great. Thanks

Hi,
Automotive Industries fingures show that only 9290 1960 Birds left Wixom with manual trans in Hardtop/Sunroof/Convertible form.
Again a further 9290 Birds left with Overdrive in all body styles.

352 cuin Sunroof cars (2159 units) made up a total of 2.33% of production for 1960 so how many had manual trans, who knows but i would say this i would restore the car as i only know two to be offered in a number of years.

As for the power windows it was a bit of half and half in 1960 it was not unusal to have a sunroof car without Air con after all if you went for the sunroof then air con was not in mind on the buyers personnal options list.
I have Air in my Sunroof but i never use it.
The interior colour is super nice!

Kev.