1964 was a great year for Ford. Their full-size cars had been awarded 'Car of the Year' by Motor Trend Magazine. Sales were up on the previous year which had been a great year too!
The Galaxie, like other Ford cars, had a restyle this year although it was the final year for the 2nd Generation that had been introduced in 1960. A fastback style roof, more rounded lines, a new grille, new side spear molding and recessed rear panel marked the most significant changes to the car.
This particular 1964 Galaxie 500 2-door Hardtop (also known as a Club Victoria) is in Pagoda Green (looks very blue doesn't it?) and was the best selling body style for that year. This particular Galaxie was discovered recently with just 21,000 miles on the odometer. It was used for just a few years and then sat in the original owner's garage for many years.
The Galaxie 500 was the top trim level for '64 (although there was an XL version that offered bucket seats, and polished door trim panels).
Inside there is the ORIGINAL turquoise vinyl and cloth interior and you'll just about be able to see there is also an AM radio which was an option at the time.
Since the Galaxie was recommissioned it has done a few hundred more miles but it remains a remarkably low-mileage car.
Under the hood is the original six-cylinder 223 cubic inch engine which was standard that year. Producing 138 horsepower it is paired with a 3-speed manual transmission.
The Galaxie proved to be a very popular car (understandably) and just the Galaxie 500 2-door hardtop sold 206,996 for the 1964 model year. This figure includes both the six cylinder and V8 series. In total a massive 593,533 Galaxies were sold.
The base price of a Galaxie 500 2-door hardtop bought new in 1964 would have cost $2,763. In addition to the engine and transmission option mentioned above, the original owner of this car also opted for an AM radio at $58.
This Galaxie is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)