STK 3362 1959 Ford Galaxie 500
The styling of the 1959 Ford is a perfect example of the 'new look'
of American Iron in the late 50's - longer, lower, wider models
sporting rear fins. It was, and still is, a beautiful car. This
Fairlane 500 two-door hardtop is an original, unrestored survivor
that was part of the Dennis Carpenter collection. The exterior
bodywork of this Fairlane 500 is amazingly straight and true. Its
factory Raven Black enamel finish should be considered in fair
condition at best, with 'age' damage on the hood/roof/trunk
surfaces. The 'Thunderbird' roofline and chrome rear fender skirts
provide perfect accents. Factory steel wheels w/full hubcaps mount
15" Hankook white-wall radials. It appears that all of the
chrome/stainless components are there, but some are quite pitted
and will need work. The original interior is in fair condition.
Seats are upholstered in Torch Red vinyl with Raven Black fabric
inserts and have been subject to normal wear. However, dash pad,
headliner and door panels are all acceptable and the factory AM
radio is still in the dash (needs TLC). Based on the data plate,
this Fairlane 500 was optioned with the 'Thunderbird' 352ci
(H-code) engine (a first generation 'FE' motor) equipped with a
4-barrel Holley carburetor. This is believed to be the original
engine, but we have no documentation. The owner states that the
engine has new bearings, water pump and belts/hoses. It runs nice,
but looks a little rough. Behind the FE, a three-speed
Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission (4-code) that delivers torque
to an open rear differential with 2.69:1 factory gearing (6-code).
The chassis is equipped with manual steering, manual drum brakes
and new dual exhaust. This Fairlane 500 needs a new Blue Oval owner
who will pamper it - one who will appreciate the beautiful style of
this full-size, original classic. ALL VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS".