1964 Ford Galaxie 500 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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1964 Ford Galaxie 1964 Ford Galaxie

351 Cleveland, retro-fitted power brakes, electronic ignition: solid and reliable 60s cruiser

60s Americana was all about the space race, and auto manufacturers were quick to cash in on the aerospace theme of the time.

Ford’s Galaxie of 1959 was set to replace the Fairlane as the luxury leader in Ford showrooms, and much was touted over its links to the jet-inspired Thunderbird.

 The second-generation Galaxie was produced for just two years from ’62-64’; visually distinguished by a gently curved snout, quad headlights and a more curvaceous roofline to the more squared ZD Fairlane-esque third-generation of 1965.

This generation saw several variants, including two and four-door hardtops, a sedan and convertible.

Under the bonnet, there was one six-cylinder option – a 223ci – and six V8s ranging from the base 289 through to the big 427.

This right-hand drive ’64 Galaxie four-door is a bit of a hottie, and might not be one for the collectors who prioritise factory originality.

As a recreational weekend classic however, this 60s could be a great reliable cruiser with plenty of scope to make it your own – or slowly return it to factory.

Under the bonnet there’s a 351 Cleveland running on gas, with a Ford C5 three-speed transmission.

A host of real-world upgrades have been carried out with retro-fitted power brakes, power steering, electronic ignition, thermos fan and auto trans cooler.

Overall, the car presents well with good paint and red interior with minor wear and tear. The listing states that the car starts and runs without issues and overall presents well inside and out.

The car is based in Victoria and is listed for $26,500.

You can check out the full listing here!

 

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