SOLID CRUISER & VERY CLEAN SURVIVOR! MATCHING NUMBERS 390 V8, AUTO, A/C, COOL!
It was 1969 and the world was a very different place when this Galaxie 500 Fastback rolled off the assembly line in Chicago. Woodstock would forever define a subculture, man first set foot on the moon and the Mets were in the process of doing what was to many, something even more improbable ... winning the World Series. Woodstock has long since given way to Burning Man and Lollapalooza and we don't get back to the moon much these days, but this car has proven itself a survivor, ably carrying on and still very much in action.
This fastback wears the evidence of its loyal service proudly, but you can still see underlying vitality in abundance. Its factory correct candy apple red still has a shine to it and both the front and back bumpers look pretty unblemished for having nearly 50 years on them. The black vinyl top is in especially fresh-looking condition - deep black and unmarred - and the window and windshield glass is still very clear. Up front, the pair of dual headlights bracket a wide expanse of grille that's still looking good, too. It's an appreciably-sized car, especially for a coupe, with a long hood and expansive doors and that sweeping roofline and chrome trim running the length of its sides accentuate its length, but it has a definite graceful air to it, as well. The low-slung stance, maybe just a little bit lower than it had at its start, adds to that grace and gives it a very road-ready appearance.
With an interior this spacious you'll want to invite friends along, as this would be a cruising vehicle par excellence. There are big bench seats in front and back, with both having plenty of life left in them and a LOT of legroom throughout. The dash area on this Galaxie differs markedly from most cars of its era, as it's configured with a "single cove" design where the driver's area is clearly differentiated from everything else up front. The classic AM radio, still in working order, resides at the left of the instrument cluster, something you don't see often. A set of Equus aftermarket gauges monitoring water temperature, oil pressure and voltage sits just above the transmission to complement the original stock instrument cluster, also functional and bearing exceedingly clear lenses. This 500 came with factory air and it's still representing itself admirably, blowing with convincing force through the vents. A couple of the items that almost always go awry on a car of this age are still very much up to par - the windows roll up and down with no complaint and the doors still close with a reassuring thud.
The FE V8 engines Ford was dropping into many of the Galaxies, Mustangs and Torinos of the day developed a lot of torque, and this 390 is no exception. Unaided by aftermarket bolt-ons, it develops just under 400ft/lbs of twist, so expect your passengers to be pushed back into their seats when you step into it. Just as important, it still starts right up, runs smoothly and sits in a nice, clean engine compartment. It's bolted to a C4 3 speed automatic transmission known for its trouble-free performance. Look underneath and you'll see a surprisingly unblemished undercarriage - no obvious dings on the frame rails, rust-free pans and cross-member, and a new-looking dual exhaust that picks up where the stock headers leave off. This fastback sits on a set of 15" Keystone rims, wrapped in Futura Super Sports that give it a little aftermarket flash.
Looking for a true numbers-matching cruiser - a survivor that's seen decades of change but still stands at the ready to take you where you want to go in nostalgic style? This Ford Galaxie 500 fastback is for you!! Call today!
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- Air Conditioning
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