1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner

1962 saw a complete redesign of the full-size Ford’s resulting in one of the cleanest looks yet. The model year started off with 12 different Galaxie models. The Galaxie was the base trim level that year with the 500 models sat at the top-of-the-line.

Around February 1962, half way through the model year, two XL models were also added to the Galaxie line-up bringing the total models to 14.

The fresh and exciting look included new a new grille, bumpers, taillights (while retaining the now familiar, round look), was almost slab-sided and the fins were now gone!

Rear view of a Ford Sunliner 500 from 1962
rear view

Inside, this ‘survivor’ Sunliner still enjoys its original rolled vinyl interior and has covered just 79,000 miles in its lifetime.

dash / instrument panel  - 1962 Sunliner
dash / instrument panel

The instrument panel received a mild redesign for the 1962 model year.

all-vinyl interior of a 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner
original all-vinyl interior

The Galaxie 500 Sunliner came standard with a 292 V8 (170 hp) rather than the 223 cubic inch six-cylinder that formed the base for the other Galaxies.

The original owner of this car did choose a 352 V8 (code X) that outputs 220 horsepower and added another $52 to their original purchase price.

1962 Ford 352 V8 engine in a Galaxie
352 V8

If you wanted a Galaxie 500 Sunliner back in 1962 they started at $2,924 with Ford managing to sell 42,646 of them. The 500XL version of the Sunliner began at $3,518 with 13,183 sold. A total of 575,124 Galaxies were produced that year.

This 1962 Ford Sunliner is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)

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