1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Convertible
It's a stout, classic convertible that you tend to see on the road much less often than some of its counterparts - this 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Convertible is certainly one sharp looking vintage ride. While its undeniably high curb appeal is likely the first thing you'll notice, it also runs great - it's ready, willing and able to get you started on new chapters of road-bound adventures just as soon as you get it home. With its blue and white paint looking sharp, and its assembly of chrome representing particularly well, this Fairlane takes a back seat to no other car when it comes to vintage style, as it carries far more than its share of late '50s elegance from front to back. Its face-like front features an endearingly beefy bumper that, like its counterpart in back, looks to have been recently installed. An intricate front grille sits just under the vibrant emblem on the hood, the long stretches of trim on its sides look impressively sharp, and with compact ornaments cresting both of its front fenders and arched trim sitting just above each pair of its twin headlights, this Fairlane 500 is one very distinct looking classic. It's sure to draw a lot of admiring looks while out on the road, and should the skies darken in the process, it features a power white convertible top that will rise into place from under its boot to provide protection. The blue vinyl interior provides one fine vintage driving environment. It's been skillfully refurbished while retaining not only its original configuration, but its original color scheme, as well. As you climb inside to take your position behind the wheel, you can't help but smile and think of all the good times it will provide. The seat covers on both bench seats have a new look to them, the door panels look fresh, and clean carpeting spans the floor. Just beyond the sizable white steering wheel, the dash area sports an unusually bright stretch of chrome trim that spans the entire width of the cabin, as well as very clear, well-restored gauges in the instrument cluster, while the AM radio sitting front and center provides a great period-correct look. Yes, everything looks great inside. The trunk area in back offers a lot of room, with its full-size spare sitting in proper vertical fashion and plaid fabric lining its floor. A 292 cubic inch V8 sits with a 2-barrel cab just underneath its bright orange air cleaner in the center of the engine bay that remains in stock, but neatly ordered condition. The road-readiness of this Ford holds true to the perception created by its sharp-looking presence - the engine fires right up and runs smoothly, sending a deep but not too overbearing note out of its Glasspack-style mufflers, and it teams with an era-correct 3-speed manual transmission that's also in fine form, so this classic cruiser is ready to go as soon as you get it home. A look below reveals an impressively strong-looking undercarriage, and from that vantage point you can see the sturdy factory X-bracing Ford put in place nearly 60 years ago to add to the Fairlane's body structural strength. The factory drum brakes at all four corners are in good form to bring this nostalgia-inducing drop top to any stops needed as it cruises on a set of 15" steel wheels that feature unusually clean, brightly colored hubcaps and are outfitted with whitewall tires for a great, period correct look. Looking and running great, this 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Convertible represents the chance to put a distinctive, seldom-encountered vintage drop top in your garage. Call today!