From John Gunnell’s book “75 Years of Pontiac Oakland“:
“For 1960 Pontiac’s product lineup had entirely different looks, refined carry-over engineering, two new models and slightly lower prices.Major styling changes included a full-width horizontal grille setting off a design scheme marked by a clean, mildly sculpted line. It was called “Air Foil” appearance and the visual effect was of extremely low, wide bodies that created impressions of massiveness and sleekness at the same time. Rear fins disappeared, while hood, fender and deck surfaces featured totally smooth, horizontal planes. All 1960 Pontiacs has 389 c.i. displacement V8s.
“Pontiac retained Number One rank in the medium-priced field for the second year running. A total of 396,716 cars were built”
“In race track competition Ponchos swept the Daytona Flying Mile; took four Grand National stock car contests; championed in three other major NASCAR events, and captured a USAC checkered flag. Jim Wangers – who worked for the division’s ad agency – drove to the NHRA Top Eliminator title and Mickey Thompson sped to 363.67 mph using four modified Pontiac motors in his Challenger I World Land Speed Record Car.”