This 1959 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan is a big V8 two-tone machine
that gives you a ton of potential within its value price.
This is the ultimate classic for many of us. 1959 was the
introduction of the top-of-the-line Galaxie trim. It's true
post-war styling with an extra-wide grille, jet-inspired
taillights, and a wraparound windshield. The body tag tells us this
is wearing its correct Geranium and Colonial White two-tone, and
the full-length trim line provides a clear separation while also
highlighting the sporty kick-up at the rear. There's more intricate
brightwork with the bumpers. The front one is a big chrome king,
and the way the rear bumper is notched to draw even more attention
to the afterburner-style taillights is pure '50s awesome excess.
And while the factory got the style right, this one even turns it
up a notch further with plenty of cool cruiser attitude. The faux
lake pipes, half-chrome headlights, polished fender skirts, wire
wheel covers, and deleted hood trim add an extra dimension of chic.
So as you look over this whole car, you'll see there is plenty of
room for improvement and personalization. That's why this has the
value price. But overall, it's great to see such a complete example
from such a pivotal model year.
The interior has the appeal of a big classic full-size sedan where
everyone has acres of room. It carries its correct original
two-tone style. If you're looking to create a patina hot rod, then
you are probably excited about this presentation. But even if
that's not your aim, there is value in how everything remains
complete, right down to the bright trim on the bottom of the doors.
So you have a much easier candidate for a factory-style
restoration, or if you go for a major upgrade, selling off the
details can likely make a nice contribution to the restoration
The engine bay has a lot of appeal. The 352 cubic-inch V8 was the
largest of the era, and so this provides a terrific base for this
car. It has received a solid investment, including the carburetor
was recently serviced and the radiator was redone. So it makes for
a nicer runner that knows how to give a good tune out of the dual
exhaust. The three-speed automatic transmission is there for good
cruising. Plus, we have a recent receipt for nearly $3k invested in
a new power brake system, including an upgrade to front discs.
The sale comes complete with owner's manual and maintenance
records. This is the first-year Galaxie where the value price means
sky-high potential. So if you're looking for a strong V8 heart and
a car that you can give a personal touch, you know this is the one.