Halted Hibernation: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible – Sold?
April 21, 2021 Update – while this ’64 Ford Galaxie “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
March 12, 2021 Update – After an expired ad convinced us this ’64 Ford Galaxie we first featured in December 2020 sold, we came across a new listing from the same seller three months later now that the weather in the Northeast is warming up. We’re pleased to see the seller also be consistent with their car’s price as it remains at $23,500.
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.
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 most recently relisted in March 2021 for the spring 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 the sale sweetens the deal.
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.
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