1962 Ford Galaxie 500 -
Numbers Matching 390ci V8 - Magazine and Historical Ford Book Featured - One Family Owned Since New - 2 Sets of Wheels - Extremely nice example
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We're excited to offer this one family owned, gorgeous Galaxie that has a fun story. The original owner, our client's late father bought this car new in early 1962, about a month after ordering the car. He shared memories about the car in an article in the Galaxie Gazette magazine, sharing that he remembered picking up the car with 1 mile showing on the odometer, and the salesman asking if he had a girlfriend. The salesman then made the claim that he would have many girlfriends owning a car like the Galaxie. This car was also used for a magazine feature in the February 1996 issue of Collectible Automobile Magazine, and was chosen for use in a historical Ford book called, Ford Chronicle; A Pictorial History from 1893. Taking in the details, cleanliness, and the fit and finish of this Galaxie, we can understand why this car has been chosen for features in the past. This car is still magazine worthy.
Finished in the factory correct Rangoon Red, the exterior of this Galaxie is just beautiful. Body panels line up just right and are straight, and the trim and brightwork look factory fresh right down to the little gold spheres on the tops of the front fender trim. All of the sheet metal is original, although approximately 25 years ago the car underwent a restoration to bring it back to a factory fresh look. We'd say that is just the way it currently looks. Polished American Racing wheels give this car a custom, more aggressive style. Want to change the look of the car? This car can go from a modern hot rod look with the alloy wheels, to the original look with the original wheels, wheel covers, and bias-ply tires in a short amount of time.
Slide behind the steering wheel and you get the chance to take in a '62 Galaxie interior that looks new. The sleek red painted dashboard houses a simple gauge cluster with sweeping speedometer, a Ford AM radio, 'engine turned aluminum' trim, and finished off by the familiar, stylized Galaxie 500 script.
Under the hood is the original 390ci V8 mated to the original 3-speed manual. 3.50:1 gears are still found in the rear axle, as the car was optioned from the factory. The engine bay and engine itself are extremely clean, and those with a keen eye will notice the 'Thunderbird' valve covers. A number of different Thunderbird V8's were available as an option for the Galaxie.
This Galaxie is just stunning...or should we say, "Out of this world"? Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
2 - Year: 1962
G - Production Plant: Chicago, Illinois
63 - Body Style: Galaxie 500, 2 Door Club Victoria
Z - Engine: 340ci V8, 4BBL Carb
137924 - Production Numbers
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