1964 Ford Galaxie 2-door Hardtop

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 all black and was the best selling body style for that year. This particular Galaxie has been bought back twice by the original owner after he sold it a couple of times. On this occasion it received a complete, frame off build with all new or rebuilt parts. It has done just over 3,000 miles since this was completed.

1964 Galaxie 500 Side View

Side view

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).

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Dash

Dash

Inside it is black, all-vinyl and you'll just about be able to see there is also an AM radio which was an option at the time.

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 rear seat

Rear seat

Equipped with an P code 390 cubic inch V8 police Interceptor engine with solid lifters producing 330 horsepower paired with a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The original owner would have had to pay approximately $300 extra for this combination.

1964 Ford 390 Police Interceptor engine

Police Interceptor engine

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)

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