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For Sale: 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
216-496-9492
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Description
 
NEW PRICE! X-code 352 cubic inch V8, automatic. Clean older restoration with nice curb appeal. 90% original interior.

This 1961 Galaxie Sunliner convertible is a great example of full-sized top-down motoring in the early ‘60s. The code Q Silver Gray paint is a great contrast to all the bright red and plain white ragtops of the period, and it is this car’s original color. It was repainted in the ‘90s and still looks great, as it has been part of a large collection for the better part of the last 15 years and seldom driven. The doors fit well with no sagging, the large hood doesn’t wiggle, and panel alignment is probably what you got from the factory in 1961. The Sunliner included the bright trim behind the rear wheels, and in 1961, Ford went back to the round taillight treatment, giving this car a jet-age look.

The black and white interior also offers a lot of originality. The lower front seat cushion has been replaced, but the remainder of the interior, including the seats, door panels, and carpets appear to be completely original. The three-level dashboard is also highly original, with chrome trim that shows its age, but all the instruments are fully functional, the AM radio works well, and the indicated mileage of 89,938 is believed to be authentic. Overhead, there’s a black vinyl power convertible top that works properly and folds with the touch of a button. The rust-free trunk is nicely outfitted with a fabric mat that was probably added a few years ago, as well as a full-sized spare tire and jack assembly.

The X-code 352 cubic inch V8 is rated at a nice, round 300 horsepower, which is enough to make this big ragtop think it’s a muscle car. The engine bay is tidy but not detailed for show, but there is no sign of rust on the inner panels, and the engine wears a more recent coat of Ford Blue paint Recent work includes a full tune-up, including plugs, wires, cap, and rotor, a rebuilt carburetor, a new fuel pump, and a set of fresh exhaust manifold gaskets so it runs quite well. The 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission clicks through the gears and a 9-inch rear full of 3.00 gears means that it will cruise at highway speeds in a relaxed fashion. The original wheels and wire spoke wheelcovers are wrapped in appropriately-sized 195/75/14 Kelly whitewall radials.

Unlike their Chevy counterparts, Ford convertibles remain highly affordable, and this 1961 Sunliner makes an excellent entry-level hobby car or just a nice convertible to drive on sunny days. With a powerful V8, good cosmetics, and a functioning power top, it’s a no-compromises ragtop that is both fun to drive and extremely reliable. It’ll be hard to find more vintage sheetmetal for less money than this.

For more information and photos, please visit www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 132169
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$15,900
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Zip
44128-2251
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Convertible

Odometer Reading
89938

Year
1961

VIN
1F55X248120

Vehicle Category/Style
Muscle/Pony/Performance

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Silver Gray

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black and white

Seat Material
Vinyl

Accessories and Customizations




Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-8

Engine Size
352 cubic inches

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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