Amongst some of the best looking Fords of the sixties was the 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 and particularly in Convertible form.
It is a full-size Ford sitting on a 119″ wheelbase and is 209.8″ long – that’s around seventeen and a half feet.
This particular car spent its life in California and now has a special surprise under the hood. With its poverty hubcaps it certainly looks unassuming.
Round taillights had become something you expected from Ford having been used for years – although strangely they dropped them in 1960 only to reappear in 1961.
There’s plenty of comfort in the back too with the 100% Foam-Cushioned “Shell Contoured” rear seats. The convertible top is concealed under the padded boot which has concealed fasteners.
The V8 Galaxie came standard with a 195 horsepower 289 cubic inch engine. This car was purchased with a Thunderbird 390 cubic inch V8 that provided 300 horsepower and cost an additional $117 with a 4-speed manual transmission.
However, this car was later fitted with a 406 cubic inch V8 that outputs a massive 470 hp.
Ford produced 37,311 Galaxie 500 Convertibles for the 1964 model year. They had a sticker price of $2,947 plus any options.
This ’64 Galaxie 500 Convertible is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)