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Old 02-17-2020, 05:54 AM   #81
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Neat picture taken for promotional purposes of the new 1961 Ford Country Squire. These are great looking wagons.
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:42 PM   #82
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Another neat 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible. These 1961 Fords are great looking cars.
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Very nice looking car, a 1961 Ford Galaxie Town Sedan. Records show that Ford built 141,823 of these 4 door sedans, and it seems that they have all disappeared?
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:43 AM   #84
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Field of Dreams. Back in 1961, there were plenty of 1961 Ford Falcons, Fairlanes and Galaxies as this picture shows. It must have been early in the model year, as I can spot quite a few previous model 1960 Ford Thunderbirds in different rows. It also appears that they are all painted the same colour. Where have they all disappeared to?
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:33 AM   #85
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A large number of '61 & others in the era were lost to demolition derbies in the 1970s & even the 80s. Their value was rock bottom during that time unless it was a well preserved convertible or 2 door hardtop.
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Old 10-22-2020, 04:45 PM   #86
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Field of Dreams. Back in 1961, there were plenty of 1961 Ford Falcons, Fairlanes and Galaxies as this picture shows. It must have been early in the model year, as I can spot quite a few previous model 1960 Ford Thunderbirds in different rows. It also appears that they are all painted the same colour. Where have they all disappeared to?
Ford had a publicity stunt in which all the residents in some small town (I think in Indiana or somewhere in the upper midwest) were given a Ford product to drive for either a week or a month. It must have been in the late summer-early fall of '60 when they did this as the T-birds in the photo are '60's and not '61s - they were introduced very late in the season, i.e. November '60. I know there's more info on the promotion but I don't have it handy.
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I can see at least two '61 Starliners in the mix too.

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Old 10-23-2020, 10:36 PM   #88
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I can see at least two '61 Starliners in the mix too.

Sal

Sal, I finally found the second one after blinking about 50 times.
Then after giving my eyes a rest for a few minuets, I found a 3rd
Starliner about 3 rows up from #2, and about 3 inches to the right.

Now, i'm going to go find my bottle of Vizine eye drops.





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Remember in the early & mid 60s when Ford used to have its annual White Sale. I recollect seeing many huge billboards advertising the event in late summer during those years.
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I reckon that I found 4 Starliners in this picture. I tried to mark them with a red X.
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Good eye Lanny and mercman ! That's enough to make you go blind.

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