1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner

1962 saw a complete redesign of the full-size Ford’s resulting in one of the cleanest looks yet. The model year started off with 12 different Galaxie models. The Galaxie was the base trim level that year with the 500 models sat at the top-of-the-line.

Around February 1962, half way through the model year, two XL models were added to the Galaxie line-up bringing the total models to 14.

The fresh and exciting look included new a new grille, bumpers, taillights (while retaining the, now familiar, round look), was almost slab-sided and the fins were now gone!

Rear view of a Ford Sunliner
Rear view

Inside, this Sunliner enjoys a pleated all-vinyl tri-color interior.

62 Galaxie 500 Sunliner Convertible interior
Tri-color all-vinyl interior

The Galaxie 500 Sunliner came standard with a 292 V8 (170 hp) rather than the 223 cubic inch six-cylinder that formed the base for the other Galaxies.

The original owner of this car did choose a Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission to replace the standard 3-speed manual transmission costing another $190 on their original purchase price.

If you wanted a Galaxie 500 Sunliner back in 1962 they started at $2,924. Ford managed to sell 42,646 of them. A total of 575,124 Galaxies were produced that year.

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