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Old 06-14-2006, 10:57 PM
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Does anyone know how many 1960 Hardtops were produced with the 430 engine. Is there a Marti report available for 1960, their website only list reports available for model year 1967 on. Does anybody else do a similiar report.
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:13 PM
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80,983 Hard Tops were made for 1960. Ford did not release a breakdown of the options produced. Only about 10% of the cars had the 430 engine. That is why it was no longer offered in 1961.

I will look at home to see if any of my reference books gives a more exact breakdown for 1960.


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>80,983 Hard Tops were made for 1960. Ford did not release a
>breakdown of the options produced. Only about 10% of the
>cars had the 430 engine. That is why it was no longer
>offered in 1961.
>
>I will look at home to see if any of my reference books
>gives a more exact breakdown for 1960.
>
>
>Alexander
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>1960 Golde Top

1960 HARDTOP

377 SUN ROOF W/430
2159 SUN ROOF W/352

Total Overall Production
Hardtop 80,938
Covvertibl 11,860

source: AUTHENTIC RESTORATION GUIDE

PAGES 55 AND 56 RESPECTIVLY
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:12 PM
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PRODUCTION FOR 1960
Model # Built % Of Production
Y Hardtop ............ 74,547 ........................... 80.29
J Hardtop .............. 3,900 ............................. 4.20
Y Sunroof .............. 2,159 ............................. 2.33
J Sunroof ................. 377 ............................. 0.41
Y Convertible ...... 10,606 ........................... 11.42
J Convertible .......... 1,254 ............................. 1.35
Total ....................... 92,843 ......................... 100.00
NOTE: No information has been compiled on exportmodel
cars. Y-series figures include these units.





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Old 06-15-2006, 02:48 PM
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I asked John from the TBird Registry the question and got an answer comparable to Alexander's estimate. His reply is below:

" Hello John

The only number I have is that of the 2,536 Sun Roof cars, 377 had the 430
engine. I have never been able to fully document how either of these two
numbers have been ascertained, but I see it published in many places. The
only thing I can guess is that Lois Eminger tallied this because she owned
all of the gate releases.

I think that ratio of about 1 to 8 is a fair estimate to apply to the
regular Hardtop and Convertible models. It is true that we can document a
higher ratio today but that is because the 430 engine soon became judged to
be more desirable than a 352 and therefore had a higher survival rate.

There were something like 92,800 Thunderbirds built for 1960, I think it is
safe to assume that 11,000 to 12,000 had the 430 engine.

John"


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Thanks for the replys-I can tell I'm going to like this site alot. I just got my 1960 one week ago. It is in the garage beside my wife' 56 Bird. I have always loved the Squarebirds and finally got enough bills paid that we could be a "TWO BIRD" family. Hope to learn alot here.
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absolutely marvelous collection of production information at:

[http://vintagethunderbirdclub.org/T-...s_revised.pdf]


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