Running strong and looking solid, this 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 won't be the classic car you see occupying the slow lane with its blinker on. On the contrary, with its strong drivetrain in good form and a number of thoughtful modifications added to its mix, it will be a great acquisition for the classic car enthusiast looking for daily driver dependability to go along with vintage Ford charm.
This classic came along the very year Ford opted to make the Galaxie their full-sized standard bearer. As a "500", it enjoyed top of the line status and was bestowed several exterior features unavailable on its garden variety counterparts, most notably its abundance of chrome trim. It's a car that wears its generously-proportioned stature proudly - with a long wheel base that provides the unspoken promise of a smooth ride, and the substantial amount of real estate beyond its front and rear tires the unmistakable notion of a luxury ride perfectly suited to long, comfortable group or family excursions. With its candy apple red metallic paint - an awesome shade that provides a definite "custom" touch - this Galaxie 500 has an unmistakably solid look, with well aligned body panels, doors, trunk and hood that open and shut smoothly and are surrounded by nice, tight gaps, and straight, level bumpers and chrome trim.
A well-configured gray interior, featuring a mixture of vinyl and cloth, replaces the original beige version this Ford started life with. The bench seats in front and back are in nice shape, holding their original shape while remaining well-padded and comfortable. There's every bit as much leg and shoulder room inside as you'd expect from the outside appearance. Take a look just in front of the custom wheel that's sitting on a tilt column, and you'll find a truly impressive dash area. It's an expanse of clean gray steel and features some really great touches, including a trio of Vintage Air registers that have been seamlessly added to keep you and your passengers comfortable, as well as a JVC AM/FM/CD player to provide all the audio options you'll need. Just a bit lower, the dash area merges with an unusually well-crafted custom center console that's carrying a trio of aftermarket gauges to assist their factory counterparts in the instrument cluster, as well as a couple of welcome cupholders. The trunk area in back is sizable by anyone's standards, so no need to pack light when you and your passengers hit the road.
Raise that lengthy hood and you'll find a 302 cubic inch V8 sitting underneath, topped with a 4-barrel Holley carb. It starts right up and runs smoothly as it breathes into a pair of stock headers that lead to dual exhausts. The small block is paired with a C4 3-speed transmission that's shifting precisely and is known for its durability. Soon after you grab the wheel and hit the road, you can't help but notice the precise steering that comes via the added power rack and pinion system. For the classic car enthusiast planning on driving frequently, it's a great add-on - providing modern handling that really comes in handy during every day motoring situations. Disc brakes have also been added up front for very welcome fade resistance in more demanding circumstances. This full-size Ford classic sits on a set of 15" stock rims, painted to match car's exterior and wrapped with Goodyear Eagle GT2 tires.
This 1962 Galaxie 500 not only provides undeniable vintage curb appeal, but also the confidence-inspiring road manners you'd want in a frequent driver. Call today!