In the early 1960s; automotive designers were looking away from the
showy design of the '50s and focusing on designs that were
minimalist in style but still striking in character. Focused on
providing a car with that was both functional and beautiful; the
Ford Galaxie met the challenge. The 1961 Galaxie almost totally
lost the tail fins of its predecessor; maintaining only small
blade-like fins that served as the cap of the significant round
'pie plate' tail lamps. The interior was sleek and offered options
that allowed buyers to step into luxury. Performance was something
Ford began to tout with the '60s Galaxie; offering several engine
options pushing significant horsepower.
This 1961 Galaxie Sunliner is a true work of art and spent much of its life in an automotive museum. Previously identified as embodying a 'functional expression of classic beauty'; this car is the entire package. Having undergone an extensive restoration; the Monte Carlo Red exterior is paired perfectly with the red leather interior. Power black convertible top; chrome wire wheels; wide whitewall tires; stainless fender skirts; dual exhaust and gorgeous continental kit round out the beauty of the exterior. The 352 cubic inch V8 is seamlessly paired to a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission; dismissing the size of this vehicle when pushing the gas. This Sunliner is undoubtedly one of the finest presentations of a Galaxie available today.
Unless stated otherwise, vehicle mileage on title is exempt and unknown if original.
The Pick of the Day recognizes National Police Week with a blast from the law-enforcement past
The Pick of the Day is a Galaxie stock car raced by Fred Lorenzen
With reduced weight for drag-racing performance, the factory racers had a brief but noteworthy reign
The Galaxie packs a 425-horsepower, 427 cid V8 and other tweaks from Ford’s NASCAR racing efforts
Dreamboat describes this boulevard-cruising convertible
‘Gentleman Jack’ Sears’ championship-winning 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 sets a record as race and rally cars excel at Bonhams’ auction at Goodwood Revival
A convertible with a retractable hardtop might be no big deal these days, but back in the ’50s, that was the latest and greatest feat of automotive technology.
A rare high-performance 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL packing a 427 cid V8 led the bidding at Mecum Auctions’ second annual Denver sale, which realized $11 million in sales.
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