Classifind Cut: 1970 Ford Galaxie XL Convertible – SOLD!

Jan 2021 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

February 17, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

1970 proved to be the final year for Ford’s full-size, XL-trimmed Galaxie.  In our humble opinion this version, featuring a hidden-headlight inset grille, was the best looking of the bunch.  Interestingly, the private seller of this 50K original mile all blue ’70 XL convertible originally listed on Craigslist in January 2021 in Scarsdale, New York mentions twice in their listing the term “Survivor” often gets overused. Consequently, we’ll respect their opinion and call their example featuring one repaint a driver-quality, low-mileage classic.  Reported to be originally from Georgia and featuring one repaint, the current caretaker is asking $9,500 for their Galaxie XL.  Interestingly, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has their Galaxie XL priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $9,000 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $13,700. Over on the Collector Car Marketplace website the ask falls a bit higher between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of  $9,200 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $12,900.  If you are serious about buying this Galaxie XL, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their full-size Ford convertible featured here on GuysWithRides.com.

Not everyone wants a classic show car or a project needing restoration.  If you just want to drive a vintage full-size, V8-powered land yacht that shows its age, this may be the ride for you. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1970 Galaxie XL convertible for sale. $9,500 Selling a low millage mostly original 70 XL. Real nice car not perfect but a great cruiser as is. Everything is very presentable. One repaint in the original color with minimal body issues. Car was a Georgia car most of it’s life and had minimal rust only 50000 miles. 351 runs great, eveything works. Top goes up and down smoothly but shows the wear of a 50 year old top, keeps the rain out but could use a new one. The term survivor car is overused but other than a repaint, the seatcovers, and normal wear and tear items it is unmolested and original. Pictures show the 2 different sets of wheelcovers it comes with, have many more pictures. Car is located in southern NY but can help with shipping for sale. $9000 Selling a low millage mostly original 70 XL. Real nice car not perfect but a great cruiser as is. Everything is very presentable. One repaint in the original color with minimal body issues. Car was a Georgia car most of it’s life and had minimal rust only 50000 miles. 351 runs great, eveything works. Top goes up and down smoothly but shows the wear of a 50 year old top, keeps the rain out but could use a new one. The term survivor car is overused but other than a repaint, the seatcovers, and normal wear and tear items it is unmolested and original. Pictures show the 2 different sets of wheelcovers it comes with, have many more pictures. Car is located in southern NY but can help with shipping

Restore or driver as-is: What would you do with this Galaxie XL convertible?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Michael Gorgia

    Not a bad deal for a driver quality drop top. I wonder if the original seats are under the “Rayco” seat covers. LOL

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