This 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 2 dr. Club Sedan in Red with red cloth and vinyl interior was built in the Chigaco, IL plant. It was originally a Fire Chiefs car – in fact, 1 of 7 built for the Long Beach, California Fire Department
It is fitted with a 390 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 4-speed manual, again an option over the standard 3-speed manual. What’s more this particular Chief obviously liked his horsepower and opted for a dealer installed 3×2 carburetor setup.
The interior was one of 11 different selections available that year.
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.
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.
SOME AVAILABLE FORD OPTIONS IN 1962
|Four-way manual seat||$17|
|Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission||$212|
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 more photos)