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Old 02-07-2009, 03:49 PM
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The Auto Show is in Philadelphia this week. Besides new cars, there's a display of Classic Cars on the lower level which has some very nice cars, but this is a lesser attraction when compared to the Corporate Displays on the Main level.

When I was walling thru last night, a beautifully restored 1960 TBird Convertible was featured, Red, with a Biege leather interior. Ray mentioned recently that Biege leather was the only two-tone leather offered in 1960, good info as I didn't know that. Here's this 60 with that interior and 'wow' is it stunning.

For those that haven't seen this, the two-tone starts on the door panel, lighter towards the rear, darker at the front. The dark brown continues into the dash and blends into a dark brown console. The seats are the lighter shade as is all the rear seat surrounding soft trim. Couldn't see the carpets as the car was roped off. No pictures, no camera, didn't expect to see anything worthwhile to photograph, hopefully this car will appear again in the Phila area and I'll be ready.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:17 PM
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I've seen that combo in a yellow HT a long tome ago. Even somewhat worn it looked really good. The tan w/red exterior must have been sharp.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:40 PM
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Ken did the 60 convertible look like it was a recently done 60 including paint or was it an older restoration?? The reason I ask is I had a buddy of mine in Seattle that had one similar to what you are describing. It was stunning but he restored it about 6-7 years ago complete with bumpers and paint. I know he sold it and was wondering if it might be the same car.

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Old 02-08-2009, 06:21 PM
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Does anyone know trim code number on this?
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Here is the information from automotivemileposts.com

The only color selection in leather that featured a contrasting color was the Trim code 84 Tan interior. The instrument panel, panel console, carpeting, and the section of the door trim panels that surrounds the metal trim are all a Dark Beige with this particular trim code only. The side panels were in dark beige and the seats in light beige.
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Gentlemen,
I have been following a restoration on a 60 Convertible in Beachwood Brown and the said interior, its true the two tone tan leather is beautiful, the restoration was being carried out by Leo Valario in CA, AS some would know he has done some stunning squarebirds.
I have sadly not been around for a wile so i am pretty sure leo has finished this car but there is a carbon copy coming up for auction on the rm auction website, go sniff.
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In a country who has not seen snow in 25 years and everyone cant cope, very frustrating when everyone who is incharge of snow operations here and has no experience. Lesson could be lernt from our European counterparts.
Hopefully will be taking my newly restored convertible to Switzerland this year, i hope to cover this with phtographic proof, should make for good reading.
Planning to stop in Wilderswil, Grindlewald.
I spent many a stop there when i work in the tourist travel industry as a coach driver for cosmos holidays.
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That's what I was afraid of. My data plate said trim code 84, and my 1960 Thunderbird has red and white interior. Go figure, she's a nice solid car needs some work, but the guy I got her from lied to me about several things. When I purchased her I was dumb as a rock. Thanks to you guys and several books I have purchased, I am learning a whole lot. Anybody wanting one of these Birds needs to do some homework before purchase.
Is the beige and tan interior more rare or not?
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The two toned beige leather interior was somewhat rare because it only came in cars with certain external colors. Like Tawney Beige, Beechwood Brown, and maybe a few others, like Casino Cream, maybe. Apparently, someone did not like the interior color on your car and redid it in the past.
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Ray,
My data plate has a code M for exterior color. M is not listed in my shop manual. She is now Corinthian white. I plan to totally restore her and only show her locally and drive her. My question is would I be better off to fix her back to the way she was produced or redo her to the way she is now.
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Ken did the 60 convertible look like it was a recently done 60 including paint or was it an older restoration?? The reason I ask is I had a buddy of mine in Seattle that had one similar to what you are describing. It was stunning but he restored it about 6-7 years ago complete with bumpers and paint. I know he sold it and was wondering if it might be the same car.

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This restoration looked very recent, better than new. More details, this was an AC car, spotlight, Continental Kit and Kelsey Wires with Wide WSW radial tires. The hood wasn't open, so I don't have any details there and the top was in the closed trunk. The owner was listed as a Pennsylvania resident.
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