This particular car was discovered recently with just 74,000 miles on the odometer. It was had been in the hands of the original owner for almost 53 years and is a true survivor car! It's a 1964 Galaxie 500 2-door Hardtop (also known as a Club Victoria) and was the best selling body style of all the Galaxies that year.
'64 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!
Amazingly this Galaxie still wears its original paint and the interior is the same one that it left the factory with 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.
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 black vinyl 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 352 cubic inch engine (a 289 was the standard V8 that year). Producing 250 horsepower it is paired with a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission - a combination that would have cost the original owner a further $392 when he ordered the car.
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 500 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)