1962 Ford Galaxie 500

This 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 2 dr. Club Sedan in Baffin Blue with blue cloth and vinyl interior was originally built in the Twin Cities, MN plant.

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 interior was one of 11 different selections available that year.

1962 FOrd Galaxie interior
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 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
352 V8

Ford sold 27,824 Galaxie 500 two-door Club Sedans during the 1962 year. The base price of a V8 equipped one would have cost you $2,722. There were a total of 722,647 Galaxies produced for 1962.

This ’62 Ford Galaxie is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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