Stars Aligned: 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner Convertible
The classic V8 American muscle convertible has been a sought after and collected commodity for years, and it should surprise exactly no-one that prices tend to be high. You could pay top dollar from the guy on eBay who only buys his cars from full-figured young ladies (who are always happy to pose with their car for the resale pics in something skimpy) or you could buy one that one on craigslist that might not be as shellacked with ArmorAll, but at least the car isn’t obscured in the photos by lady parts. Like this 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner Convertible offered for$11,900 in Jonesville, MI via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
We tend to feature a number of examples of the vintage Galaxie each month, probably because they offer such a great combination of cool and chrome while being powered by brutish V8s. This particular example also looks good on the outside, and could be used in a small town parade tomorrow.
Under the hood is a 390 cubic inch Ford FE (the FE is short for Ford-Edsel) V8 that pushes 300 horsepower and 427 ft-lbs of torque into a 3-speed automatic gearbox.
The interior looks in decent shape, and while this isn’t a perfect show car, it does look driveable and ready for cruising.
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I am no marquee expert, but I was thinking if the 62 ford convertible had Galaxie on the rear fender it was a Galaxie convertible. If it had Sunliner then it would be a Sunliner convertible.
Two different trim levels.
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Cragar steelie-mags, check. Squirmy off-brand white-letter tires, check. Column-mount tach on a slushbox where you don't need it, check.
Ready to go.
Actually, it looks like a nice car, but look it over carefully. Almost all that underhood blue was originally black, and us Galaxie types regard it as suspect to paint the firewall, the inner fenders, and the coolant header tank blue.
Everything old, is blue again?
Does the brake fluid container serve a dual purpose as a still?
It is a bit of a pig with lipstick, but could have good bones beneath the tarting-up attack.
For an early 60's Ford Convertible in this shape the price seems fair if it is as least as good as it is represented.