In the early and mid-1960s, if you wanted big block muscle, the only place to get it was in a full-sized car. Back then, even the 4-door sedans could be packing heat, and cars like this 1964 Galaxie XL500 sedan pack big block power, lots of options, and great looks, making them an affordable way to get some high-grade luxury muscle.
The color combination is just fantastic, Silver Smoke Gray with a Wimbledon White top and red interior, and today it's the ideal example of Ford's gentleman's express. The sloping rear roof was a recent addition to the Fairlane and Galaxie lineup, and it works as well on the sedan as on the coupe, cleverly disguising the extra doors. The paint was done a few years ago and still presents nicely, with a nice, soft shine that is entirely appropriate to the era. You'll also appreciate the nicely preserved Galaxie 500 trim, with bumpers that have obviously been restored and a good shine on the stainless. Ford's jet-inspired taillights were still evolving in 1964, now enclosed in a very neat and tidy rear end, and those on this big hardtop are in excellent condition. Take another good, long look at this car and I think you'll find that you're surprised by how much you like it.
The interior is unusual and rare code 85 Red Crush vinyl buckets, and looking at the interior of this car, it wouldn't be surprising to learn that it has been fully restored. The seats are in excellent condition and thanks to correct materials, they'll probably look awesome for years to come, flanking a center console that's purely style for style's sake. The wide gauge cluster spans half the dash in front of the driver, and includes a massive speedometer and a fuel gauge, all with wonderful white faces that look awesome in the bright red interior. When you ordered A/C on your Galaxie 500, it looked like the under-dash unit found here, and the original AM radio has been replaced by an AM/FM unit that fits in almost invisibly. In back, you'll find a cavernous trunk that has been fitted with a correct mat and a full-sized spare, and the condition of the steel underneath strongly suggests that this has always been a dry southern car.
This car still packs a Z-code 390 cubic inch V8, which is topped by a 4-barrel carburetor and mated to a Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission. The tidy engine bay shows signs of maintenance, with the engine, transmission, and suspension being recently rebuilt. Ford Blue on the block is dressed up with a correct gold air cleaner assembly and matching FE series valve covers. The A/C has an upgraded compressor for reliability and the ability to use R134a refrigerant, and power brakes and steering are also part of the equation. It's pretty original underneath but in excellent condition with more evidence of lie in a dry climate, and the Flowmaster dual exhaust system gives the Galaxie an appropriate muted rumble without being excessive. You'll appreciate that on long highway cruises, which are this car's reason for existing, especially with 3.00 gears out back. The original steel wheels wear factory wheel covers and 215/75/14 whitewall radials.
This lovely hardtop is the most desirable of the Galaxie 4-doors and you can't argue with its performance credentials. With lots of power options, it's a car that you can still drive every day, or save it for warm summer days when you want to feel like you're at the wheel of something special. Call today!