Country Sedan 9-Passenger
R6 cyl., 223 cu.in., 145 h.p.
Tempest V8 cyl, 332 cu.in., 225
Tempest Special V8 cyl., 352 cu.in., 300 h.p.
on all models: 119 in.
tour of the year's newest ideas in automobiles begins here! For
this is the story of the twelve new models and four great series
of the 1960 Meteor-a car that in a few short years has become the
fourth most popular automobile made and sold in Canada. And now
for 1960, Meteor presents its newest ideas ever. Starting with the
clean, sculptured styling illustrated above, you'll discover
wonderful improvements in riding and handling, performance,
economy, comfort and convenience. In every respect, Meteor for
1960 is Canada's idea car of the year. And not only looks it- but
From every vantage point, Meteor is dramatically new,
distinctively Canadian. New ideas in economical power are yours in
two new Tempest V-8 's and Meteor's famous Econ-O-Fuel Six. Power
flows in a smooth stream through either of two automatics or the
neatest standard transmission in the country. A choice of twelve
different drives! Miles fade away and bumps vanish under the
absorption power of new front and rear suspensions. The new ideas
are many but they all share one basis. Everything you discover in
Meteor is new for a purpose. And the purpose is your driving
to drive an adventure? Want to capture sports-car excitement and
be able to share it with your family? Your answer is here in the
1960 Montcalm convertible, outdoor example of Canada's idea car of
the year. You'll welcome the new mechanism that swiftly lowers the
all-vinyl top and folds it neatly from sight leaving a smooth,
clean-flowing line. At highway speeds, notice how Meteor 's top
doesn't balloon. It's anchored to seal weather out and pleasure
in. Interiors are weather-proof all-vinyl and tops come in two
smart colours: white and black.
The Montcalm "welcome mat"
is actually carpeting from wall to wall. Its deeply cushioned
seats are three-adults wide and at a comfortable height. Its
roofline is styled in the trim, tapered lines of modern
architecture. Here indeed is the finest example of the new ideas
so abundant in the 1960 Meteor family. Such ideas as-new
Short-Stroke V-8 and 6 power. .. new cushioned ride.. . seventeen
new, time-resisting colours. .. new styling distinction. .. new
brakes (the largest in Meteor's field).. . a new, more efficient
cross-flow radiator. New ideas all-for you-in Meteor 1960.
windows up, this beautiful new Montcalm four-door sedan looks for
all the world like a hardtop. Concealed centre pillars and the
classic Montcalm roof provide this luxury look as standard
equipment , in the year's most idea-filled sedan. Here's room for
stretching legs. New head room hats considered!). New shoulder
room. Here's room for six to ride in uncrowded comfort. And
convenience features that make the longest journey fun. Here's the
car that says "let's travel!"-and says it so well that
the miles melt away with the sheer enjoyment of driving.
is the originality in 1960 Meteor styling that out of the four
cars in the classic Montcalm series, there are three distinctive
roof stylings! Here in this special Montcalm two-door hardtop is
one of the most exciting. A fast sweep of metal atop more than
5,000 square inches of safety glass identifies this Montcalm at a
glance. An inch lower than other Meteor models, the Montcalm
two-door hardtop has generous head room and wide new doors that
permit easy entry. New compound windshield provides 55% greater
visibility. All around you is the unhindered view of a "top
look at the unified cleanness of design in this Rideau 500
four-door sedan, it's hard to imagine that more than 17,000 parts
must combine to achieve this unity. .. this look of tomorrow. In
the 1960 Meteor, after much research, a major step forward in
body-frame assembly has resulted in a solid car with remarkable
structural strength. Heavier, longer frame and the most thorough
insulation in Meteor's field, makes this a car of quiet precision.
You can talk in whispers and hear. This is the sound of
tomorrow-the hushed pleasure of Meteor quality quiet.
many more new ideas to look for in the 1960 Meteor. Here are just
a few of them. Meteor's new brakes are the largest in its
field-25% larger. A touch brings you to a straight, controlled
stop. There's no see-saw on braking, either. Meteor's new
self-levelling suspension prevents nosedive on sudden stops and
rear-end squat on acceleration. Wheel treads are fully five feet
apart for greater stability. Meteor's new steering is precise-with
a high 27:1 ratio that operates with ballbearing smoothness. The
most petite of drivers finds every Meteor finger-touch easy to
1960, the Rideau models are the lowest priced in the Meteor
family. It's hard to believe. Styling is Meteor-new and
distinctively Canadian. The look of this car is the look of
originality. New, lustrous enamel -in 17 glamorous finishes will
stay beautiful for years. Standard Meteor engines, 6 or V-S, purr
best on regular grade gasoline-and save up to five cents a gallon.
New full-flow oil filter permits driving up to 4,000 miles between
changes. All savings you can measure. But the finest measure of
Meteor is the way it adds to the pleasure of driving a car.
first day with this six-passenger beauty is a day of discovery. If
it happens to rain you'll like the new longer wipers that sweep a
33% greater area and do it faster. Comfort is apparent
immediately. Seating is at a comfortable height with foam
cushioning as standard equipment on all front seats. A flatter
floor design permits comfortable leg room , even for the "middle
man ". And gone for good is stubborn seat adjustment. Front
seats ride on ball bearings and adjust to eleven positions at a
touch. The 1960 Meteor tailors itself to your needs as if it is
made for you and you alone.
major ideas stand out from the dozens in Meteor's 1960 quartet of
station wagons. Hardtop styling! Rear seat comfort! Half-ton
loads! And passenger-car ride! If ever wagons were made to match
your every mood, here they are. They'll pack a hunting trip on the
weekend-and take you to work on Monday in limousine comfort.
They'll transport a crowd with ease. Or haul eight-foot lengths of
wall panelling (even longer, if you lower the tail gate!) With V-8
or 6 power, you'll get top economy while enjoying the year's
newest ideas in station wagon living.