If you wish, we will keep this Restomed 1961 Ford Starliner Quick Privacy

It’s really easy to overdo it when you’re building a restomod, as many aftermarket companies offer bling-up accessories to make your car shine like the sun. However, it takes real skill to shine a custom car like the stars at night; Fine, but beautiful.

This 1961 Ford Starliner is one of the most meticulously completed restomads we’ve ever seen, with enough modern touches to make it truly perform, but retains its classic styling and vintage vibe.

The Starliner distinguishes itself from the Standard Galaxy by featuring a fastback roof style and the highest trim level features offered by Ford.

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While the Jet-Edge styling is definitely eye-catching, the original Star is under the hood, where the original engine has been replaced by the second-generation Ford Coyote V8. The original engine could have been the 292 Y-Block V8, 352 V8, or Thunderbird’s optional 390 V8, with a maximum horsepower rating of 375. The 5.0-liter Coyote is now pumping 435 horsepower, which is shipped from the bowler performance transmission via a 4L80-E 4-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels via a 9-inch Ford rear end with 3.50 gears.

The performance of the engine is in stark contrast to the flexible exterior of the Starliner, which is finished in a cool shade of peach-colored white, with a set of steel wheels with a dog dish hubcap.

The wheels also conceal a set of Baer Pro brakes with a six-piston caliper, holding 14-inch drilled and vented rotors. These brakes are a similar beef set of Corvette spindle and Bilstein shocks attached to the distinctive front suspension of a Roadstar shop holding the body, so it should be handled as much as it looks good.

This 1961 Starliner custom is currently available at Barrett Jackson, where it will cross the block at the Las Vegas 2022 auction.

Photo courtesy Barrett Jackson

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