Classic Car Catalogue

Frontencac 1960

  wb: 109.5 in L6 cyl.
90 hp


Ford Canada introduced the Frontenac as a separate division to give Mercury-Meteor dealers a compact to sell. The Frontenac is essentially a 1960 Falcon with its own unique grille, tail lights, and external trim, including red maple-leaf insignia. It was the second-best selling compact in Canada during its one-year (5% of Ford's total Canadian output). A total of 9,536 Frontenacs were built at its Oakville, Ontario, plant. In August 1960 a prototype 1961 Frontenac was driven from Halifax to Vancouver for a photo shoot only to learn that the Canadian model was discontinued from the domestic market and replaced by the Mercury Comet for the 1961 model year.