- Item Location:
- Lithia Springs, GA
- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
Dressed in an appealingly flashy color and propelled with enthusiasm by what is almost certainly its original engine, this 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback is a great looking mid-'60s cruiser and a sterling example of Ford's design wizardry during its era. It retains a thoroughly authentic appearance both inside and out and has been consistently garage kept since its restoration.
As a '64, this vintage Ford closed out the first generation of Galaxies, doing so with a noticeably more sculpted and aerodynamic exterior - the result of the model's participation in NASCAR competition - that includes a stylish fastback rear roofline introduced the year before. It strikes a magnetic appearance, decked out in a fiery shade of red that presents nicely, with a great shine and a smooth finished from front to back. As was the stylistic norm during this era, there's plenty of chrome on board this lengthy classic - the stretches of side trim alone literally span the entire length of the car - and it's in consistently strong condition. It's got an agile look for a generously proportioned car, an appearance created in part by the forward placement of its front wheels and there's a pair of rear fender skirts standing by in the trunk to help accentuate the car's magnetic, low-slung stance. Well-aligned, with flush fitting doors, hood and deck lid, this is a capable looking ride that beckons you to climb behind the wheel and get on the road.
Open the driver's side door and climb inside and you'll be greeted by a fresh-looking black vinyl interior. Here, you'll find an array of original components that are in consistently great condition, starting with the two rows of bench seating at the center of the cockpit, which show very little wear and loom over an expanse of black carpet that's in outright excellent shape. The Galaxie's ample wheelbase translates into quite a bit of space inside the doors - there's more than enough legroom both fore and aft to keep your contingent of passengers happy. Beyond the factory-issue steering wheel, the dash area offers a broad stretch of chrome trim, a supple, uncracked pad and an instrument cluster that houses a set of gauges that still feature their original design and are easily readable behind their clear lenses. An AM/FM/Cassette stereo - the only variation from stock in sight - is on hand to provide your tunes while on the road. You'll have no shortage of luggage space - the trunk area in back is amply sized and looks very clean, with a full-size spare sitting toward the front.
Everything is looking convincingly stock beneath the hood, where a period correct 352 cubic inch V8 stands by, with its air cleaner and valve covers dressed in sharp gold paint. Fed by a 4-barrel carb, the motor starts up without delay and is in good running form, thanks to a recent tune up that also left it with a new set of ignition wires and distributor cap. The added electric fan up front helps keep operating temperatures in check as the engine pairs with a 3-speed automatic Cruise-o-matic transmission that's shifting flawlessly and the added Dynomax dual exhaust sends a nice deep note out of the tailpipes. This Ford classic sits on a set of 14" steel wheels with chrome spinner hubcaps. Below, the undercarriage is about as clean and solid as any you'll ever come across on a car of this era.
This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback provides a level of originality and a rock solid running condition that would be hard to beat. Call today!