Classic Colors: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible – Sold?

Dec 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

January 7th, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired. With no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.  This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.

Wimbledon White over Rangoon Red. A timeless mid-sixties Ford color combination that looked great on the compact Falcon, the mid-size Fairlane, or the full-size Galaxie 500 such as this number-matching, 390 powered, 77K original mile example originally listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in Boston, Massachusetts with an asking price of $23,500. A review of the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller has their vintage Ford priced between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $20,200 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $31,000.  Similarly, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms this private seller has his full-size Ford priced between the #3 “Good” estimate of $21,900 and the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $30,600.

First introduced in 1959 as the top-trim name for Ford’s Fairlane line, for 1960 the Galaxie became the brand name of Ford’s full-size line on a completely redesigned car.  1964 was the fourth and final year of this body style. Interior trim was altered, and the exterior featured a more sculpted look which was actually designed to make the car more aerodynamic for NASCAR. The formal-roof “boxtop” style was no longer available, and all non-wagon models now featured the “fastback” roof design that was the runaway best-seller in 1963. The base 300 was replaced by a line of Custom and Custom 500 models. The 289 continued as the base V8 while buyers could select the optional 300 horsepower 390 cubic inch big block the example featured here carries.  Federal regulations now required lap-style safety belts for both front outboard occupants. Engineers moved the ignition switch from the left side of the steering column to the right, but otherwise, the attractive instrument panel remained unchanged from the prior model year. The 1964 XL two-door hardtop became the best seller of any XL produced in any year.

This eight-minute video we found on the Musicom Productions YouTube channel provides a thorough overview of all of the full-size Fords for 1964:

They only make them original once, and this Galaxie 500 is a nicely preserved, well-optioned, driver quality, full-size convertible the next caretaker can simply enjoy cruising in as well as showing in any preservation class judging event.  The new set of American Racing wheels included with sale sweetens the deal.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This numbers matching 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible is powered by its original 390cid/300hp V8 motor mated to the original Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission. Dressed in its factory colors, Wimbledon White over red interior. Equipped with factory power steering and power convertible top. 77,000 original miles. This car is completely rust free and retains all original sheet metal. Solid floors and solid trunk, no patch panels. The Interior is in excellent original condition as is the carpet and convertible top. All electrical, gauges, lights, etc. work as they should. Runs and drives excellent. The car comes with a brand new set of aluminum American Racing rims and tires.

Do you have a Galaxie 500 story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

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  1. tim hammond

    My 1st car was a Vintage Burgandy 1964 2 door Galaxy XL500. I did not know it had a swingaway steering wheel until I had owned it a couple weeks, I thought that was just a Thunderbird item. It was a smooth running, trouble free car.

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