1960s Classic Ford Cars

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The 1964-1967 Ford GT was an underrated but ultimately winning entry in the international racing scene. The original version made its public debut at the 1964 New York Auto Show before heading to European tracks. Explore this classic car.

The Ford XL, especially the early models, remains the definitive "Total Performance" car for many enthusiasts. It combined interior elegance with race-winning speed. See pictures and read about this classic car.

In 1968, Ford built 4,000 Mustang California Specials that were sold only in the Golden State. Less knowledgeable Mustang buffs can mistake the car for a one-off custom or even a notchback Shelby. Check out the 1968 Ford Mustang California Special.

The Ford Falcon was a popular sedan in Australia during the 1960s. It represented the first head-to-head challenge to General Motors-Holden's since the GM subsidiary began dominating the market. Learn about the struggles of this classic car.

Under fire from the competition, the 1967-1971 Ford Thunderbird worked hard to maintain its dominance in the full-size auto market. The all-new 1967 Thunderbird was unquestionably quieter and more refined than its smaller ancestors. Learn more.

Built to fit in between the ever-enlarging standard-size cars of the early Sixties and the then-new domestic compacts, the Ford Fairlane appeared to be a fresh type of car when it debuted in 1962. See pictures and read about this classic car.

The Falcon played an important role as Ford's first compact car. At $1,974 to start, the Falcon four-door sedan was only slightly less popular than the two-door. Check out photos and specifications of the first-generation 1960-1965 Ford Falcon.

The 1962-1964 Ford lineup is often overlooked but the Galaxie was a worthy car. The cars of this era were known for featuring big powerful engines such as the 390 Thunderbird Special. Learn about the 1962-1964 Ford Galaxie including specifications.

The 1966-1970 Ford Falcon was a stripped-down economy model. The goal for this model year was to produce a vehicle that was reliable and cost efficient. Find out more about the 1966-1970 Ford Falcon and see pictures of the various models.

The rarity and unique good looks of the 1962-1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster make it a prime collectible. A fiberglass tonneau cover fit over the rear seat area to give the appearance of a two-seater. Learn more about this collectible car.

The 1962-1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL was the first of the big performance Fords with bucket seats console and posh interior trim. The 500 was de-emphasized as a performance car after Ford's winningest NASCAR year ever 1965. Read more about this classic car.

The 1963-1970 Ford (GB) Lotus-Cortina handled great and had high appreciation potential. It was based on Ford of England's mass-market Cortina sedan created by Colin Chapman for racing and rallying duty. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1965-1966 Ford Galaxie 500XL featured Ford's first-ever coil-spring rear suspension and it was handsome to boot! Despite two-ton heft these Fords could be quite fast and were rewarding to drive in most any form. Read more about this collectible car.

The 1969 Ford Torino Cobra and Talladega muscle cars have seen volatile collector prices. The Torina proved itself on dragstrips while the Talladega helped Ford to 26 NASCAR Grand National wins and the 1969 championship. Read more about these cars.

The 1968-1969 Ford Torino GT was a speedy muscle car with some power under the hood. New for this year was a sleek fastback two-door hardtop that proved very successful in long-distance stock car races. Find out more about this classic car.

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