For Sale: 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 in Concord, North Carolina


Vehicle Description

This 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible is for all of those who like to standout in a tasteful and vintage way. It is elegant on the outside, sparkling on the inside, and packs a nice V8 wallop.

The Ford Galaxie cars are really starting to come into their own on the classic car market. These cars were truly the full-sized Fords that followed the idea of 'lower, wider, longer' as far as it could – even placing the headlights and taillights as far in the corners of the body as possible. This allowed for some seriously large chrome elements such as the wire wheel covers, the bumpers, and the grille that almost looks billet-style straight from the factory. The result was a design that was uniquely Ford and uniquely the 1960s. While we often talks about Wimbledon White as a legendary Mustang color, it was available across the Ford family. So if you liked it on the pony car, you'll love it on this full-size ragtop.

Inside is one of the most interesting factory colors you'll ever see. Ford had nearly 100 different trim codes for its full-size cars in '65, and arguably the most interesting of them all is this gold vinyl. As expected from the Galaxie line, this is a big comfortable cruiser where everyone has plenty of room to spread out. Plus, all signs of this bullion-based interior point to it being original. This originality extends to everything on the two-tier dashboard, with the speedometer and AM radio up high where they're easy to see, and secondary items like the heat/defrost controls as part of a pod down below. While the interior color draws nice attention, when the weather turns wet, there is a tasteful black power folding roof to keep you dry.

Pop the hood and you'll see that callouts on the fenders were not lying. This car has its correct X-code 352 cubic-inch "Interceptor" V8. Best of all, just like the interior, there are many signs that point to this being the original equipment, and it is all dressed up in attention-grabbing gold. It has a four-barrel carburetor and quite nice sounding dual exhaust, so you'll never be have to be without passing power. But really this is the kind of car you can enjoy at a much more leisurely pace. It's a power steering car, with a three-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission. So some of your happiest moments will likely be the trips in between the car shows and cruise-ins.

You're looking at a convertible that doesn't use a large stereo or exotic paint to be an attention getter. It's just got many unique pieces wrapped in a powerful and vintage drop top. Best of all, you can go for the gold without having to give up too much of your own stash. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-730813
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Galaxie 500
  • Exterior Color:Wimbledon White
  • Interior Color:Gold
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:73365
  • Stock Number:3164-CHA
  • VIN:5A65X234039