To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 2G51B140817
Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 30,000 US
Ford was happy to market their 1962 Galaxie lineup as economical luxury available to all. “Without question the ’62 Galaxie Club and Town Sedans are luxury cars. They are as lavish in comfort, convenience and appointments as competitive cars costing hundreds of dollars more. Galaxies are luxury cars in everything but price.”
Whoever ordered this example must have sped through reading most of these words and focused on one in particular – “competitive.” This “plain Jane sleeper” is reported as being a B-Code high performance 406-cid, 385-hp V-8 car from the time it was produced in Chicago. A four-speed manual transmission made sure that the power could be best controlled by the driver, but with Kelsey-Hayes steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps and the clean Corinthian White paint and basic brown interior, the owner may have been looking to deceive unsuspecting street racers of the day.
This is an exciting platform that has experienced an older restoration that has professional body work and paint with a correct and authentic interior. The engine has the correct B-Code items in cast iron headers and an upgraded carburetor. The Galaxie remains clean and showable and is bound to start many conversations and remembrances; be prepared for fun. 1962 Ford Galaxie Club Sedan B-Code