Westrand Car Show - 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner

Ford Galaxie Sunliner and Starliner


The Ford Fairlane was one of the company’s top marques and was in production from 1955 until the early ’70’s. In 1959 the “Galaxie” label became a Fairlane add-on and it was a more luxurious version than the standard Fairlane.

In 1960 the Fairlane was redesigned and two new models were introduced – The Ford Galaxie Sunliner, which was a convertible, and the Ford Galaxie Starliner which was a two door pillar-less hard top.

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The new Ford Sunliners and Starliners had a distinct Ford Thunderbird look.

Westrand Car Show - 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner
1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner
Westrand Car Show - 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner
1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner
Westrand Car Show - 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner
1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner
Westrand Car Show - 1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner
1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner

The Starliner name lasted only for two years and the Sunliner three. Both the 1960 and 1961 versions are today very sought after, particularly the Starliner as many of the units were used in the American racing industry as the stock Ford body.

There is at least one Ford Starliner in South Africa. It is a customised 1960 model and was available to buy some months back (June 2019) through Creative Rides in Sandton.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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Featured Image 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner – Photo Morven [Public Domain]
1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner – Photo Morven [Public Domain]
1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner – Photo Morven [Public Domain]
1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner – sv1ambo [CC BY 2.0]
1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner – Ebernst [CC BY-SA 4.0]

For more detailed history on the Ford Fairlane/Galaxie marque a good starting place is Wikipedia – Ford Galaxie