Amongst some of the best looking Fords of the sixties was the top-of-the-line 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. 1964 was the last year of the strong X-frame design.
This Wimbledon White car has done just 77,000 miles in its lifetime and retains all of its original sheet metal.
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 hidden 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 (Z-code) that provided 300 horsepower and cost an additional $161 with a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission.
Ford produced 37,311 Galaxie 500 Convertibles for the 1964 model year. They had a sticker price of $2,947 plus any options. Ford managed to sell a total of 505,397 Galaxies 500s during the 1964 model year.
This ’64 Galaxie 500 Convertible is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)