STUNNING 1962 FORD Z-CODE GALAXIE 500XL CONVERTIBLE
- Highly sought Factory Z-Code with 390cid 4-BBL V8
- Unusually well-sorted mechanically
- See the VIDEO on YouTube
- GREAT color combination
Corinthian White with Red Interior
- Thunderbird-inspired XL interior is GORGEOUS...has Quartzed Clock too!
- Factory Rear-speaker with handsome grille
- Highly-detailed Engine Compartment
- NEW Chrome top-header latches
- NEW (extra) Convertible Top Boot
- Faux Tri-Power "look" cover over 4-BBL Carb (Note: original Air Cleaner is shown and included)
HISTORIC BACKGROUND: The Galaxie series name was introduced in 1959 as Fords high-line full-size response to Chevrolets Impala. It proved so successful, that in 1962 all full-size Fords wore the Galaxie nameplate, with the highest-level models wearing the Galaxie 500XL moniker. The Galaxie line continued as a Ford mainstay through 1974.
Throughout the 1960s, stylists reigned supreme at Detroits Big Three auto companies. The government had not yet imposed their park bench bumper requirements, nor their horsepower-choking emission standards. For these reasons and many more this 1962 Galaxie 500XL is now well recognized and coveted as one of the handsomest full-size convertibles of the entire decade.
DRIVE REPORT & VIDEO This is the best driving 1960s car I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. It truly drives as it was designed to
NOT the tired old car with new paint that is so common. Owned by a former president of the Atlanta chapter of Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) who is very knowledgeable about vintage Fords and fussy about his cars. Beautiful throughout with a glorious interior and engine compartment.
A nice little video of the car on the road can be seen on YouTube by searching: Fabulous 1962 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible FOR SALE!
OPERATIONAL REPORT The car drives exceptionally well, but as is the case with most classics, there always seem to be a few items that beg for attention. In the case of this Galaxie; the heater fan, horn, lighter, and dash turn indicators are not operational.
The wipers, all exterior lights and turn signals were tested during the photo-shoot and worked. The clock has been quartzed. The radio and rear speaker are working.
NADA VALUATION over the years, collectors vote with their wallets to determine the most coveted classic cars.Now, with nearly 60 years for 1962 cars to mature in the marketplace, it is clear that these early Galaxies have aged very well. Current published NADA Classic Values are
$28,600 as an Average Retail Value
$44,300 as a High Retail for the Best Examples
DOCUMENTED SOUTHERN CAR:The DSO (District Sales Office) code on this Galaxie XL is 22, for Charlotte, North Carolina.
VIN# 2U69Z138082 DECODING:2(1962)U(Louisville, KY Assembly Plant)69(Galaxie 500 XL Convertible)Z(390 cid 4-BBL V8) 138082(Production Sequence Number)
LOCATION:Atlanta Metro Area(Cumming, GA
approx. 35 miles North of Atlanta, GA)
THE FIRST 12 PICTURESwill give you a general overview of this handsome and classic 1962 Galaxie 500XL, but if you are seriously interested...we suggest that you look at ALL 100+ images because we want you to see EVERYTHING. Simply "scroll down" to see the pictures.
Over 3,000 TRANSACTIONS WITH HAPPY PEOPLE!As of the date of this listing, we've had over 3,000 transactions (both BuyingandSelling) on eBay without a single complaint. One of the keys to our success is to showlargerandmoreimages than almost any other eBay listing...so you canclearlysee what you are getting. We also give a very detailed description of the car...not just a few sentences like many listings.
ODOMETER NOTE...the odometer currently reads 96,470. Due to the design limitations of odometers of this era, accurate mileage since new cannot be known with certainty.
Non-refundable $500 deposit via PayPal is due immediately after eBay listings end. Balance payment is due within 3-business days of auction's end via Bank to Bank wire transfer.
INTERNATIONAL BIDDERSare welcome, but MUST adhere to the SAME Payment Terms detailed above and also make all arrangements for the pick-up.
I am an avid Classic Car enthusiast. After retiring from 30 years of Sales & Marketing in a Global 100 company, I began buying and selling Classic Cars and Collectibles as a collector and for friends and clients. This classic belongs to a friend and fellow VTCI club member.
Please Note: as of this date, we have had over 3,000 eBay transactions with 100% Positive Feedback...this includes the sale of many Classic Cars to Buyers all over the world, including Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Australia, Russia, Canada, Japan and throughout the United States.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENT & CONDITION OF SALE REMARKS:Bill of Sale and Vehicle Registration documents will be provided to the Buyer.
NOTE:The state of Georgia does not require titles for pre-1986 vehicles.Instead of a title, Non-Title appears in the title field of the Vehicle Registration.Since Georgia requires proof of ownership before Vehicle Registration documents can be issued, the current Vehicle Registration becomes the government-issued document of ownership.ALL states must respect the DMV laws of all other states
so the car can be registered, insured, and driven in ANY state.Whether your state also issues a title or not, is entirely dependent upon your states DMV laws.
This Vehicle is sold strictly as-shown and on a final as-is basis without any warranties expressed or implied due to age. Even the very best and most valuable classics will require additional maintenance and service - often without warning. Therefore, please expect to continue -as the new owner and caretaker of this classic- to perform additional maintenance and repairs. We hope that you are able to enjoy the car without the need for an immediate repair - but understand that this indeed could be found necessary. As seasoned collectors know, every time you start (or attempt to start) a classic car is a new experience...it could be a wonderful ride, or a new repair to undertake. That is the nature of the hobby, and this car (or any classic car) should not be purchased if you are not prepared for this reality. We have presented the car accurately to the best of our ability, but oversights are possible. Therefore -beforethe auction's end - bidders are welcome to examine the vehicle in person. All sales are final.
Since this car is driven locally for enjoyment rather than for long distance trips, we recommend that it be transported to its new locale.
We remind you to be sure to review ALL the images and ALL the captions for this classicbecause - in addition to this description - they relate important information too!
FINAL NOTE...IMPERFECTIONS The car is very nice, most certainly one of the nicest of this year/make/model extant.But because there is no such thing as a perfect car, please expect some imperfections.Because we endeavor to place the camera everywhere that you can look, you will notice most imperfections yourself. However, in the last set of images, we show several close-ups of imperfections of the type you should expect.
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