1960 Ford “Spaceliner”

Price: - Item location: Warsaw, Indiana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fairlane
  • Type: Bubbletop
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 42000
  • VIN: 165726658E60L
  • Color: turquoise
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1960 Ford “Spaceliner”

1960 Ford “Spaceliner”

For the first time in history this 1960 Ford Spaceliner custom concept car is being offered for sale to the public.

This 1 of 1 Ford Spaceliner has been featured around the world on television, in film, magazines, music videos, museums, art galleries, fashion model shoots, and the internet.

Just during the past few years the Spaceliner’s videos on YouTube alone are approaching 400,000,000 million views!! That is just YouTube! That is not including the multiple features it has had in printed magazines around the world in many different languages. It also has countless millions of view on the internet making this one of the most famous cars of the past few years.

It has won numerous awards including being selected as world famous designer Paolo Pininfarina’sJudges Favorite car at the prestigious invitation only “Promenade Auto Wynwood” during the Miami Art Basel in 2017 hosted by the Miami Supercar Rooms. This show included 60 of the best designed cars from around the world including the best cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Aston Marin, Mclaren, Porshe, Shelby, Lotus, Ford, GM, Chrysler, and other custom builds. Pininfarina said it reminded him of when he was a child and used to draw cars with his father, famous Ferrari designer Sergio Pininfarina.

Based on a 1960 Ford Fairlane this 1 of 1 custom was inspired by the world’s infatuation with the atomic space age of the 1950’s and early 1960’s.

This is a piece of art that is not just a museum piece, but is a totally functioning automobile.

Please view the hundreds of photos below and watch the videos to best comprehend this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece that will be automotive history.

Technical Specifications of “The Spaceliner”.

1960 Ford Fairlane base

Custom twin canopy electrically actuated roof

Extreme custom body work (too many details to remember or list)

Custom color blended turquoise extreme heavy metal flake sparkle paint

10 functioning bullet taillights

1 rear “jet thruster”

Radial widewhite wall tires with flying saucer hubcaps

4 reclining white bucket seats

Alternative blue angel hair fur interior and door panels included

Air ride suspension in rear, lowered springs in front

Fully chromed, painted and detailed original 223 cu in. engine and compartment.

Lighted spark plug boots

Generator converted to high output alternator

Electric fan

Automatic transmission

Dash signed by Gene Winfield and Darryl Starbird

Short history of the Spaceliner written by Dan Podobinski for Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine and the French Magazine KUSTOM.

There was a time when bubbletop concept cars were all the rage, both in the design studios of Detroit as well as on the hot rod and custom car show circuit. They ranged from mildly modified factory cars to one-off, completely fabricated show machines with exposed engines and wild paint jobs. Guys like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Darryl Starbird, and Dean Jeffries made a name for themselves building these wild show cars in the late ‘50s and well into the ‘60s.

Scott Wiley was inspired by those builders and their machines and knew that he would have something similar for himself one day. After owning a variety of hot rods and muscle cars, he finally decided that it was time to scratch this itch that had lingered for so many years.

One day, while watching an early episode ofThe Andy Griffith Show, Scott took notice of the 1960 Ford police car that Sherriff Taylor was driving. He liked the swoopy lines and the horizontal tail fins of the big sedan and thought it would make a good jumping off point in the quest to build his own bubbletop concept car.

Once a suitable candidate had been located and brought home, work began almost immediately. Scott removed the entire roof, windshield and all, from the 30k mile, all original Ford and actually drove it around, sans roof, for the first summer. Imagine the looks he got in that thing! Thankfully he moved beyond that point and set forth to create what you see here.

Scott enlisted the help of local custom car builder, his shop was just a hop, skip and a jump from his Warsaw,Indiana, home. He set about fabricating the tilt-up, twin canopy roof. While the original intent was to have the canopies custom fabricated, it proved to be far more reasonable to use these actual aircraft pieces. Two electrically actuated cylinders raise and lower the roof smoothly and quietly.

To make the car just a bit more interesting, the passenger side doors were welded shut and all the gaps filled and smoothed, giving that side of the Ford a completely seamless appearance. As Scott likes to say, it is a two door. It just so happens that both doors are on the driver’s side.

Adding to the jet-age inspired design, the taillight panel was completely reworked and filled with no less than ten 1959 Cadillac taillights. A bullet from the nose of a 1951 Ford was then modified and molded into the center of the taillight panel as a “jet thruster.”

Once the fabrication work was finished, Cody covered the whole thing in Roth Metalflake Trippin’ See Sic Blue.

The interior takes on a jet like persona as well, with four individual bucket seats replacing the two factory benches. The rear package tray was also eliminated and molded into the body.The interior can be given a decidedly custom appearance by covering thedoor panels seen here with panels draped in three inch, baby blue angel hair fur, a definite nod to the wild show cars of the early ‘60s.

Mechanically, the “Spaceliner” remains largely stock and original. The Mileage Maker inline six and Ford-o-Matic transmission that were born with the car still take up residence and provide adequate power and reliability, along with excellent fuel economy, for the time being. Airbags in the rear and cut coil springs up front are the only deviations from the stock suspension and the original drum brakes at each corner do their best to bring her down from cruising speed.

Scott has certainly succeeded in his quest to create his own version of a bubbletop car from the heyday of the custom/concept car craze. He has managed to balance factory concept car design with just enough influence from the custom bubbletop show car world to make for a very interesting, and very different ride.I, for one, can’t wait to see what he does next!

By Dan Podobinski

As you can see from the article this is a special vehicle! It has been seen all over the world and has been well taken care of since being built! If you have any questions feel free to call, text or email at any time! We have shippers to help get the car picked up and shipped to you anywhere in the world.
Bill Schwartz

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