1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Q-code Two-door Club Sedan
- Make: Ford
- Model: Galaxie
- SubModel: Galaxie 500
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: 500 Q-code Two-door Club Sedan
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 90,144
- VIN: 2U61Q126532
- Color: Chestnut Metallic
- Engine size: 390 375 HP Q CODE V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Chestnut Metallic
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1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Q-code Two-door Club Sedan1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Q-code Two-door Club Sedan Description
1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Q-code Two-door Club SedanRare, high-performance 390 CID, solid-lifter V-8 engine (Q-code) with four-barrel Holley carburetor and 375 hp! Four-speed manual transmission with original shifter (code 5) and a 3.80:1, 9” differential (code 7) Chestnut Metallic exterior (code V) with mostly original Chestnut interior (code 39) Engine bay and chassis have been detailed to factory specifications Rare parts include distributor, aluminum intake, cast iron exhaust headers and valve covers Power steering, tinted glass Correct trunk mat, jack and spare Correct steel wheels with center caps and new tires
This is probably one of the finest full-size Fords we have ever acquired here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars, a very rare 1962 Galaxie 500 two-door Club Sedan. Built in Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory (code U) on January 4, 1962 (code 04A), this car is equipped with the Thunderbird’s 390 CID solid-lifter V-8 engine that makes 375 horsepower! Mated to a four on the floor transmission, in short this is one fine factory hot rod!
Finished in Chestnut Metallic (code V), the big Ford’s paint and trim are in overall excellent condition, with only a few minor blemishes visible upon extremely close inspection. The windows are clear and crack-free and the car’s lights, including those signature lollipop taillamps, are intact and look fantastic.
This big Ford rolls on new old stock Firestone gum-dipped tires, size 7.10-15, each surrounding a correct steel wheel with small wheel covers. The tires and wheels look showroom new.
This Galaxie’s bodywork is straight and solid and the entire car is mostly original, no surprises and no upgrades. The engine bay is extremely tidy, as it and the chassis have been highly detailed to factory specifications, all the way down to the See-Clear windshield washer fluid bag. In that trunk you’ll find the correct mat, a full-spare tire and a jack. The bumpers fit tightly to the body and the battery looks very good.
In that clean engine compartment is Ford’s seldom seen high-performance 390 CID V-8 with solid lifters (code Q) and a Holley four-barrel carburetor. Rare parts include the distributor, aluminum intake manifold, cast iron exhaust headers and golden THUNDERBIRD valve covers. The air cleaner housing is painted to match the valve covers. Backing this rare gem of a motor is a four-speed manual transmission (code 5) and a 3.80:1, nine-inch rear end (code 7). Driver convenience features include power steering and tinted glass.
Inside, the car’s mostly original Chestnut interior (code 39) is in overall great condition. The front and rear bench seats look great though the driver’s side front seat shows some minimal wear and there’s a tear in the dash pad at the speaker cover. The matching carpet is in fine order, while the contrasting light-colored headliner is in great shape. The original three-spoke steering wheel is present and looks great, while the door panels and instrument panel maintain that early 60s Space Race vibe. The four-on-the-floor shift lever is original and looks awesome. Completing this interior is a factory AM radio.
For 1962, the Galaxie name applied to all of Ford’s full size models, as the Fairlane name was moved to a new intermediate model and Custom was temporarily retired. New top-line Galaxie 500 (two-door sedan and hardtop, four-door sedan and hardtop and “Sunliner” convertible) models offered plusher interiors, more chrome trim outside and a few additional luxury items over and above what was standard on the plainer Galaxie models.
Tailfins were gone, giving the 1962 models a more rounded, softer rear end look. Taillights were set lower into the rear panel and were partially sunken into the newly sculpted rear bumper. An oval version of the Galaxie “star” emblem replaced Ford crests on the roof sail panels on hardtops. Front fenders shapes were the same as 1961; a slightly modified flat-face grille featured a large “star” emblem in its center for all 500 and higher-priced Galaxie models.
Competition to this Ford in 1962 included Chevrolet’s Biscayne and Bel-Air two-door sedans and Dodge’s Dart and Polara two-door sedans.
If you’re a fan of full-size Fords from the early 1960s, do yourself a favor and scoot on over to MotoeXotica Classic Cars ASAP to check this big boy out.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 90,144 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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