1962 Ford Galaxie 500

This 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 2 dr. Club Victoria in Corinthian White with red cloth and vinyl interior was originally built in Wayne, MI on 30th October 1961.

It is fitted with a 352 cubic inch V8, which is an option upgrade from the standard 292 V8. In fact there were FIVE V8s to choose from. Transmission is a Cruise-O-Matic automatic, again an option over the standard 3-speed manual. The car also benefits from optional power steering and has an amazing interior - believed to be original.

1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Dash

Great looking interior and dash

Galaxie 500 was the top level for 1962. What was left of the tail fins in 1961 were now gone completely.  The body was pretty much slab-sided except for a horizontal feature line running along the beltline - this was accented with a chrome strip. Note also the rocker panel moldings, chrome window moldings, ribbed molding on the C-pillar and Galaxie 500 script in the rear fender.

1962 Ford Galaxie 500 side view

Color-keyed horizontal strip along the belt line

At the rear of the car Ford continued their tradition of using large, round taillights. These were separated by a large escutcheon panel (only on the 500s and XL) and the model name spelled out, in block letters across the trunk lid.

Rear of the 1962 Galaxie 500

Over-sized round taillights

Some available Ford options in 1962

Option

Price

Power brakes

$43

Power steering

$82

Four-way manual seat

$17

Power seat

$64

Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission

$212

Ford sold 87,562 Galaxie 500 two-door Club Victorias in the 1962 year. The base price of a V8 equipped one would have cost you $2,783. There were a total of 722,647 Galaxies produced for 1962.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Recommended Reading

Full-Size Fords 1955-1970

Full-Size Fords 1955-1970 by David W. Temple

Ford's full-size models, the Galaxies, Fairlanes, XL/500s, LTD, Crown Victorias, and others. Includes great photos.

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