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1960 Courtesy of George W. Young

Gil Acosta and his 1955 Thunderbird

Miami, Florida

According to George this car was a winner in 1960 at the 2nd Annual International Autorama at the Dinner Key Auditorium. It was beautiful maroon red and had striping done by Jerry Anolik, owner of the Moon Rocket (photo also in this gallery). It was a great car for an 18-year old. Gil now lives up the coast in Sebastian, Florida.

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Guest 17-Feb-2011 23:47
He is my brother and the best brother in the world!
Al Zangenberg 24-Nov-2010 11:40
Great looking T-Bird! Has the "latest" in fads to go with cars in the late 50's & early 60's that I see...3x2's carburetion, painted-on scallops, wide white-wall tires, chrome "Lakes Pipes", & the ubiquitous (at the time) 1957/58 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 4-bar spinner wheel covers! I even put these on my new 1965 Satellite!!!
Rachelle S. F. 12-Feb-2009 02:02
Gil was my neighbor on 52nd Ave. I passed his great cars walking to the bus stop on Flagler St. pre-summer of 1960.
George Young 03-Jun-2007 19:44
I was just up at Gil's last week and played golf with him. He was playing golf, I wasn't. He's a very good golfer, but then he lives on a golf course. Enjoyed my visit Gil, I'll be back and stay for a month or two---Ha!