It's already hard not to love a 1962 Ford Galaxie customized to
look like one of Andy Griffith's Mayberry police cars. But when
this has everything right - from V8 power to working lights &
sirens - then your mind starts to wonder all the cool things you
can do with this affordable and distinct classic.
A '62 Galaxie 500 is already a pretty desirable car even before it was turned into a nostalgia machine. It's true '60s styling with large chrome bumper, an extra wide grille, and stylish trim line. And of course, the rear end was one of the best of the jet-inspired age with afterburner taillights and a nicely integrated bumper. And only heightening this vintage appeal is the livery of Mayberry's finest. The black & white paint, gumball light, long CB antenna, old-school siren, and sheriff badges on the door remind you of a time when solving a crime meant returning a homemade pie.
The time warp continues on the inside where the tan interior looks correct and quite possibly original. The seats are in good shape, the dash is nice, the steering wheel is complete, and the door panels look terrific. So Andy and Barney have not patrolled in this one too much. But when a situation does arise at Floyd's, you'll be the first to know thanks to the included Motorola radio. You even have switches for the radio and siren, as well as a working spotlight.
Under the hood, this one looks ready for police business. For the few times that real crime does try to enter Mayberry, this Ford 292 cubic-inch motor means you have V8 power to chase down trouble and push it out of town. The orange block, valve covers, and air topper look freshly painted, and so it radiates nicely within the engine bay. And people will even love pointing out the siren mounted on the side. Plus, with everything from an aluminum radiator to a three-speed automatic transmission, this one is built to cruise the streets with ease.
We can have some great fun describing this car, and that's the whole point. Whether you want to lead a parade or just entertain in your home garage, this is great collectable nostalgia. Call today!!!