390, V8, TRI-POWER, DOCUMENTED, ERA CORRECT & LOADED W/ OPTIONS, GR8 500XL
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|SubModel:||500 XL Tri-Power|
|Trim:||500 XL Tri-Power|
1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Tri-Power
With great blue color inside and out, loaded A/C interior, and the original big block 390 V8 with a factory triple deuce setup, this 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL was a car for big shots who wanted big power. That kind of presence has only grown into a great attention-grabbing attitude as this cruiser has matured into true classic status.
When it was new, this was the kind of car that let you know the boss had arrived... and today the spirit continues with the perfect mix of premium, sporty, and vintage. The factory-correct Peacock Blue paint has the kind of brightness that tells you there was a solid investment in keeping this one bold. At the same time, it has plenty of sophistication thanks to the white roof with matching full-length trim. All the chrome is excellent, the ornate grille is extremely nice, and you can see the care that went into keeping this premium Ford looking great. Details like the fender-mounted ornaments, the 390 checkered flag badges, and of course, the jet-inspired taillights mean that nobody will mistake this for anything but a senior Ford. And just to make sure this sporty and vintage image is maximized, an iconic set of Cragar SS wheels were added.
When you open the door, the factory-correct turquoise blue interior lets you know this whole coupe has the cool blue appeal of a deep blue ocean. As a true executive-level machine, Ford really made sure this looked fantastic with a cushy weave on the seats that incorporate plenty of bright trim. Plus, the doors match this pattern for a great '60s premium feeling. And speaking of premium, the XL line meant this got bucket seats and a center console. So while there's full-sized room to carry family and friends, this Galaxie 500 XL is also quite comfy even when you're driving solo. Adding to this upper-class experience are great features like the power driver's seat, power windows, and cold air conditioning. Those last two are particularly important because that means you can easily share the cool pillarless hardtop profile with the world any time you want and never break a sweat. But from the moment you grab the stylized three-spoke steering wheel and spot the upgraded tach on the column, you know this is far more than just a comfort machine.
Pop the hood and you'll see that callouts on the fenders were not lying. This is a Z-code car, and so we're happy to see a big 390 cubic-inch V8 filling the engine bay. Best of all, according to the consignor, the motor is original to the car. So this is actually much closer to an ultra-desirable M-code motor straight from Ford. And you can tell a powerplant this special has received the right care over the years. That's why the belts, wires, and hoses look fresh, and it still retains that vintage charm with correct items like the FoMoCo coolant overflow bag. A motor this size has no trouble giving this full-size Ford some real get-up-and-go, and the dual exhaust makes a powerful sound without losing this car's cruising attitude. Plus, this Galaxie's three-speed Crusie-O-Matic transmission is just as original as the motor. Add in power steering, power brakes, and the modern grip of Pirelli Cinturato P7 tires, this a total package classic that's quite comfortable going down the road.
The sale comes complete with all the right paperwork, including the original bill of sale, original warranty card, owner's manual, and service manuals. So with this level of power, comfort, and originality, you're looking at the vintage Ford that leaves you wanting for nothing. Don't let this special one slip away, call today!