This 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Club Victoria is coming from long-term
ownership. That kind of care means solid investment everywhere from
the shining paint to the rebuilt V8.
This has spent 30+ years under the care of one family, and 15 of
which were under the direct ownership of this consignor. He's made
some nice investments in this coupe, including upgrading the paint
to this metallic light blue a few years ago. The bodywork was done
well before the paint was laid down, and so that makes for quite a
solid style. We like this level of care on this car because the
Victoria was an upper-market trim level, and that means plenty of
ornamentation. So this one has its details in place, like the
full-length trim, bright chrome bumpers, intricate grille, rocker
trim, and badges at the base of the distinct hardtop. So the first
impression this one will give off is premium, respected, and
absolutely vintage. But those mag-style wheels also give an image
of a sporty hardtop.
The sea of blue continues inside. The odometer is believed to
reflect the car's full actual mileage, and that means averaging
only about 1,600 miles annually in this classic. So there is a
well-preserved style. You see it in details like the clean and
complete presentation of the stock-style bench seats. They also
have extra wide room for everyone to get comfortable in this
cruiser. The dash is built around the driver, including the heater
controls, and even the AM radio is still there for display. And
when you grab the three-spoke steering wheel it has just the right
texture to let you feel this one's history.
Under the hood is Ford's 352 cubic-inch V8. The air grabber and
valve covers look especially fresh and bold in the Ford blue. And
when people tell you that, you can mention to them that this
powerhouse was rebuilt only about 6k miles ago and bored .030 over.
The three-speed automatic transmission was also rebuilt at the same
time as the motor to keep this an easy and confident cruiser. Plus,
power steering, power brakes, and wide modern tires make the total
package quite comfortable going down the road.
Complete with restoration photos, it's hard not to resist a cool V8
classic cruiser that has been treated with family care for decades.
1962 Ford Galaxie
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