1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible
1962 Galaxie 500 XL Convertible. A real G-code car with 406 cubic inch V8 factory rated at 405 horsepower. Three Holley 2v carbs; top-loader 4-speedtransmission; 3.50 (open) ratio 9"rear end. Built at the Mahwah, N.J. plant July 21, 1962 as a "DSO" vehicle. Car #84 in the 62 Ford Galaxie Registry. Raven black paint; Rangoon red vinyl interior; and white convertible top. This car underwent a full, frame-off restoration by its' second owner in 1992. He had purchased it in Wash. D.C. where it had been sitting in a garage since 1972, with only 62,000 miles on the odometer. Sold in 1972, then again in 2010, and finally to the 5th owner in 2012. Always garaged and pampered. Has only 10,000 miles since restoration, to wit: Paint: PPG ( base coat, clear coat) Engine: pistons, rings, etc.; cam, lifters (solid), timing chain and gears; bearings (rod, crank, cam etc.) Heads Rebuilt: new valve seats (for unleaded gas); new valves; new valve springs ( high performance inner and outer); ported bowls; 3x2 carburetors (rebuilt) Dual Exhaust: with correct mufflers and resonators (new) Complete Front End rebuilt with new: springs, bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman arm, shocks (front and rear); Rear Springs (new); Four (4) speed transmission (rebuilt) Clutch and Pressure plate (new); Brakes and brake cylinder (front and rear); Interior: seat covers (NOS), rugs, floor mats and trunk mats.. Car has the factory correct SUN tach mounted atop steering column, which has been converted to solid-state and works perfectly, as does the clock! Ignition converted to MSD electronic with 6000 RPM limiter. Factory optional stainless steel fender skirts and dual side mount rear view mirrors. Factory AM radio in dash; but Sony AM-FM stereo in glove compartment with remote tuner. Period correct power assist steering has been added; as has power brakes with dual chamber master cylinder. Factory drum brakes front and rear. Power convertible top works flawlessly, all original body panels and trim/glass. Currently has some engine dress-up but original gold "406" valve covers included, as are factory 15" steel wheels and full wheel covers. Car currently sports 15" x 7" Truspoke fat wire chrome wheels with correct insignia center caps, radial white wall tires and 90% tread including spare. Original 6.70 x 15 bias ply spare on stock rim included, as are pair exhaust resonators ( removed to enhance exhaust note). Restoration fully documented by receipts. Included are many manual, articles, and brochures. Offered is a nearly perfect example of an iconic period muscle car with great drivability. Price reflects a 25% discount from appraised and insured value. Photos barely do it justice. Come to Oregon and see! Drive for yourself!More information call Al @ 520-300-0711. NO TEXT MESSAGES. I WILL NOT RESPOND.