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Old 04-25-2010, 12:05 AM
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Welcome to Squarebirds, Doug! Doug hales from Washington and does not own a Tbird. But here is what he had to say.

"The reason I am visiting this site is that I have been given the opportunity to buy a '60 T-bird barn-find that is in need of total resto. I believe that everything is there and almost totally intact. I do not have the time nor the money to restore this car. I do wonder, however, if it might be a good one to buy and resell for a profit. I have little knowledge of these cars and their values. It has a 430 motor, sun roof, leather int. cont. kit, power everything, very straight and,I believe, 100% original. Any help you can give me will be much appreciated thanks, Doug H. My ph# 360 202 8537 e-mail a2zdoug@broadstripe.net "

Hopefully, ya'll be able to provide him with some guidance on this. I hope someone can restore this '60 Tbird, considering it has a Golde Top sliding roof, is a 430 and has a continental kit on the back! It would be a shame to let this one get away. You have his contact information.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:03 AM
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Hey Doug,
Welcome to Squarebirds! Yes if she is sound it would be a good investment! As Ray mentioned especially being a Gold Top Edition and with the 430. You might even get bit by the Thunderbird bug and decide to keep her! Get some pictures we would love to see her!
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:50 PM
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I just spoke with Doug to see if he had taken any action on this Golde Top 430 yet. He has not, but he is thinking of doing so. Right now, the owner hauled it out of the barn where it had been sitting for many years, I gather. It is sitting in a field now, having been put there recently. He thinks it is a one owner car, but not sure.

From what Doug saw of it, it appears to be all original. It looks to be in fairly good condition, with minimal rust, from what he could see. It is a white '60 with what looks to be a black top, and a red interior. The interior will have to be redone. He said that was not in the best of shape. The Golde Top looks like it has been popped open, but not actually open. It has probably been unlocked, but not pushed back. It appears to be a 100% original car. He was not able to get the hood open to look at the engine. There does seem to be some problem with opening the hood.

He is going to get me the VIN # and data plate information when he goes to look at it again. Hopefully, some pictures of it also. He said right now, he thinks it is a good candidate for a restoration, but if it stays there to long, the rust will get to it. He wants to see about buying it, not to restore it himself, but to save it from destruction from the elements and time, and to see if someone wants to buy it from him to restore it themselves. He knows that it is somewhat of a rare car with the Golde Top, 430 engine in it and a continental kit! It looks like it has all the bells and whistles on it, all power, about everything you could want.

This Tbird is in Washington state, not far from where Doug lives.
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WOW!!!

See there are still some 'diamonds' out there to be found...
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:51 AM
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Thank you Ray for the phone call today and the great introduction to your fellow members. I am new to all this so didn't expect such attention. I don't know where this message is going but I'm sending it out there anyway. After talking to Ray this afternoon, I decided to quit thinking about buying this '60 T-Bird and called the owner. We cut a deal, so now the owner is me. I have a buddy with a car trailer that I can borrow to pick it up. Once I get it up out of the grass&dirt I'll be able to get a better look at what is really there. I'll keep you posted as I find out more and get some pic's. Being fairly computer illiterate it'll be hit or miss for awhile,but I'll keep trying. Bye for now---Doug H
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Default 1960 Gold Top

Well, I bought the car from Doug. The motor is a 352 and is seized. I have a good running 351 Cleveland which I am told will bolt right in. I could have this car driving in a weekend. I am not a mechanic or a restorer, i just think this car is cool. However, I don't think I have the time or knowledge to do the proper job. I need to try and sell the car. Would it be worth more running with the 351C or as it is with the original 352?
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:29 PM
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I bought a new (used OE) Hood off of ebay, it should be here in a couple days. Other than a bad hood and a few minor dings, her body is solid and mostly intact. Did I mention she was for sale? I'm not looking to make any money, and I do need the parking space, so the first $2000 takes it, including a new hood!
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I's stay with the ORIGINAL 352cid on this rare Bird.

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:11 PM
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Awe, this poor girl getting shuffled from place to place without any place to call HOME.

Jozdad... original items always mean more, surely you've seen "numbers matching" in advertisements over the years....
That being said, I'd yank the valve covers off and spark plugs out and apply copious amounts of household oil and let it sit for a week or so and see just how "seized" everything really is

Find a nice dry spot to park her and throw a good tarp over for protection while you wait on that 2K asking price
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