1959 Ford Galaxie
Convertible Car for sale by Harwood Motors in Macedonia, Ohio 44056
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Beautiful Geranium paint with Tri-Tone interior. Power steering, power top, new exhaust, new gas tank. 332 cubic inch V8, Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission. Beautiful older restoration ready to enjoy.
A lot of guys aren’t sure if they’re up to owning a car in a fantastic ‘50s color like this, but to my eye, if you’re going to go back to fins and chrome, pastels are the only choice. Ford called this lovely shade of pink/orange/salmon “Geranium” and it is indeed this car’s original color, denoted by code T on the door tag. It really is attractive and works extremely well on the big Galaxie ragtop—if you want to get noticed, few cars do it better than this. It is an older restoration that has some use on it, so it’s not perfect, but you can see that there’s good, straight bodywork and a great shine to the paint, so that work done in the past was well done. The chrome is in excellent condition and all the detailing adds interest, from the little ornaments atop the front fenders to the anodized insert in the side trim to the V-shaped trunk trim that stretches between the back-up lights. And you just know getting chrome to look this good isn’t an inexpensive proposition—someone spent the long dollar making this car so beautiful.
With Geranium paint, is there any other choice but that beautiful Black/White/Geranium tri-tone upholstery? Beautifully trimmed, it looks fantastic and remains comfortable when you slide behind the wheel. The seat covers fit well and don’t have any splits or tears, and the correct materials were used throughout—note that the white vinyl has its own unique texture. The dash was painted to match the bodywork and all the gauges feature white faces so they even look contemporary today. Everything works except the clock, which tries to work when you turn the hands so perhaps it doesn’t need anything but cleaning and oiling. There’s a modern digital AM/FM stereo radio in the dash, which uses original-style knobs and even a ribbed face plate so it looks like it was born there. A power convertible top works like it should and stows under a matching Geranium vinyl boot, giving the drop-top Ford a very sleek look. And unlike the Skyliner, there’s a gigantic trunk with correct plaid mats, a full-sized spare tire, and a complete jack assembly.
Ford gave you a wide variety of engines in your Fairlane/Galaxie, with this particular car running the torquey B-code 332 cubic inch V8 with 225 horsepower on tap. It runs great and it has no trouble moving the handsome ragtop around with genuine enthusiasm. The engine bay is very well detailed with a giant new radiator, correct Ford Blue paint on the tinwork, and even things like the See-Clear solvent bag on the inner fender. It’s got an appropriate muscular hum that never gets annoying but suggests plenty of power on tap, and we can’t really point to any bad habits—it starts, idles, and goes down the road like it should once it’s off the choke (it’s a little grumpy when it’s cold). It isn’t a show car but it’s quite nicely finished and you’ll never have to worry about opening the hood at an event.
The Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission is a great partner for the 332 cubic inch V8, and the extra gear makes the big ragtop feel reasonably quick around town, especially when you use the D1 position. In back, there are 2.91 gears, so this is a fantastic highway cruiser that just loafs along in today’s traffic, so don’t be afraid to take this one on a road trip. A newer exhaust system uses glasspack-style mufflers for a nice ‘50s sound that’s right for a V8 cruiser like this. You’ll also find newer shocks underneath, power steering, some recent brake work, and upgraded helper springs so you won’t be afraid to use this one in a parade or two. The floors and trunk are in excellent shape, although it does have patch in the spare tire well, which shouldn’t be surprising. There’s also a brand new gas tank hanging out back. Factory wheels carry familiar sunburst hubcaps and correct 7.50-14 US Royal wide whitewall tires.
A shop manual is included.
Big, flashy, and fun to drive, this Galaxie remains one of the must-have Fords of the ‘50s. It’s in just the right condition to drive and enjoy, and it delivers on its ostentatious good looks. If you’re going to go back to the ‘50s, this is the car to have. Just make sure everyone knows it’s not pink. Call today!
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Harwood Motors recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.
Classic Car ID101250381
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