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Classic & Collectible Ford Cars of the 1960s

The 1960s Classic Ford Cars Channel covers popular antique Fords from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of 1960s classic Ford cars.

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1961, 1962, 1963 Ford Falcon Futura

The 1961-1963 Ford Falcon Futura models were easily the most popular of the Big Three's compacts because they were closest to what buyers wanted: simple and reliable. Get the specs and learn how this sporty economy car worked. See more »

1961, 1962, 1963 Ford Thunderbird

The early 1960s were perhaps the finest hour for the Ford Thunderbird. By the time a special gold model paced the 50th Anniversary Indy "500" in May, 1961, sales had already reached 50,000 for the model year. Learn more about this classic car. See more »

1963, 1964, 1965 Ford Falcon Futura Sprint

The mission of the Ford Falcon Futura Sprint was practical transportation, and some even proclaimed them as modern successors to the everlasting Model A Ford. View the specs that enabled this car to win the top two honors in its class at the Monte Carlo rally. See more »

1964, 1965, 1966 Ford Thunderbird

Car Life described 1964-1966 Ford Thunderbird as "begadgeted and bedazzling ... It should keep boys of all ages occupied." Whether for boys, men or women, this classic car offered enough options and models to fit almost anyone. Get specs for this classic. See more »

1960 Ford Thunderbird

The 1960 Ford Thunderbird was one of the greatest achievements in American automotive design. In fact, it may well be one of the outstanding American automotive achievements of the decade. See pictures and specification of this classic beauty. See more »

The Ford Mustang, Ford's most popular "ponycar," got a significant redesign in 1969. In addition, the company added a suite of other memorable models, like the 1969 Ford Mustang Grande and Mach 1. Check out the 1969 Ford Mustang Grande & Mach 1. See more »

Some car lovers might have thought that five new Ford Mustangs were enough in 1969. But when the model year began, Ford had two more ideas to launch: the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and 429. Read more about the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 & 429. See more »

1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

More than a few enthusiasts haven't even heard of this rarely spotted Ford, offered for just one year. That's because a Thunderbolt was about as far removed from a highway machine as anyone could get in the beginning of the performance era. Get specs and learn more. See more »

The 1969 Ford Cobra was offered in fastback or notchback form. Because it was the budget-price car, it featured rather plain, conservative trim on the outside and an austere interior to match. Read more about he 1969 Ford Cobra. See more »

Sportiness and Ford Fairlane were never synonymous -- until the introduction of the 1966-1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL/GT and GT/A. Read more about the clean, aerodynamic lines and other improvements in the 1966-1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL/GT and GT/A See more »