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1962 Ford Galaxie
1962 Ford Galaxie Convertible

1962 Ford Galaxie

In 1962, Ford introduced two new series: the Galaxie 500 and Galaxie 500XL. Standard equipment started off with the choice of 11 different vinyl and nylon plastic fabric interiors, 13 Diamond Lustre Enamel exteriors, white vinyl headlining, deluxe arm rests both front and rear, electric clock, backup lights, metal drip roof rail, metal body side molding, and more.

Frame members received a new redesign to isolate the passenger compartment and cut out noise, vibration and ride harshness while the body rocker panels were zinc to armor against rust and corrosion.

Station wagons available for 1962 were the 4-door Ranch Wagon, Country Squire or Country Sedan and came in 6 or 9 passenger models. Along with options such as the Power Tailgate Window and MagicAire Heater there was the Console Range Radio, Lifeguard Jr. door locks and cargo cover. Inside, 93.5 cu. ft of space provided ample storage over 10 feet long with tailgate open – 8 feet with tailgate closed.

For greater economy and longer life, Ford developed engines that have a Short Stroke, low friction design with free-turning overhead intake and exhaust valves, super filter air cleaner and a high capacity in line 30,000 mile fuel filtering system. The Ford Galaxie could be equipped with the optional 300-hp Thunderbird 390 Special V8 among 4 other choices with the standard 3-speed manual, Fordomatic, dual-range Cruise-O-Matic, Overdrive, and a 4-speed manual available with most engines.

1962 Ford Galaxie Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Galaxie Six Series
V 52 4 Dr Sedan $2,507 3,583 lbs 115,594*
V 51 2 Dr Sedan $2,453 3,478 lbs 54,930*
Galaxie V8 Series
N/A 52 4 Dr Sedan $2,616 3,684 lbs 115,594*
N/A 51 2 Dr Sedan $2,562 3,589 lbs 54,930*
Galaxie 500 Six-Cyl Series
V 62 4 Dr Town Sedan $2,667 3,566 lbs 174,195**
V 61 2 Dr Club Sedan $2,613 3,476 lbs 27,824**
V 64 4 Dr Town Victoria $2,739 3,577 lbs 30,778**
V 63 2 Dr Club Victoria $2,674 3,505 lbs 87,562**
Galaxie 500 V8 Series
N/A 62 4 Dr Town Sedan $2,776 3,679 lbs 174,195**
N/A 61 2 Dr Club Sedan $2,722 3,567 lbs 27,824**
N/A 64 4 Dr Town Victoria $2,848 3,688 lbs 30,778**
N/A 63 2 Dr Club Victoria $2,783 3,616 lbs 87,562**
N/A 65 2 Dr Sun Convertible $3,033 3,782 lbs 42,646**
Galaxie 500 XL V8 Series
N/A 63A 2 Dr Club Victoria $3,106 3,625 lbs 28,412
N/A 76B 2 Dr Sun Convertible $3,358 3,804 lbs 13,183
Station Wagon Six-Cyl Series
V 71 4 Dr Ranch Wagon - 6P $2,733 3,905 lbs 33,674***
V 72 4 Dr Country Sedan - 6P $2,829 3,928 lbs 47,635***
V 74 4 Dr Country Sedan - 9P $2,933 3,946 lbs 16,562***
V 78 4 Dr Country Squire - 9P $3,088 3,959 lbs 15,666***
Station Wagon V8 Series
N/A 71 4 Dr Ranch Wagon - 6P $2,842 4,016 lbs 33,674***
N/A 72 4 Dr Country Sedan - 6P $2,938 4,039 lbs 47,635***
N/A 74 4 Dr Country Sedan - 9P $3,042 4,057 lbs 16,562***
N/A 78 4 Dr Country Squire - 9P $3,197 4,057 lbs 15,666***

Notes:

* Total Series production for ALLGalaxie's was 170,524 units both 6-cylinder and V8. Ford does not have individual breakdowns per body style.
** Total Series production for ALL Galaxie 500's was 404,600 units both 6-cylinder and V8. Ford does not have individual breakdowns per body style.
*** Total Series production for ALL Galaxie Station Wagon's was 129,651 units both 6-cylinder and V8. Ford does not have individual breakdowns per body style.

Chassis Data

Model Number Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tire Size
Galaxie 119 in 209.3 in - - 7.50 x 14
Ford Station Wagon 119 in 209.9 in - - 8.00 x 14

Vin Number Decoding - 1960 - 1969 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960 1 = 1961 2 = 1962 3 = 1963 4 = 1964 5 = 1965 6 = 1966 7 = 1967 8 = 1968 9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta L = Michigan Truck
B = Oakville N = Norfolk
C = Ontario P = Twin Cities
D = Dallas R = San Jose
E = Mahwah S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn T = Metuchen
G = Chicago U = Louisville
H = Lorain W = Wayne
J = Los Angeles Y = Wixom
K = Kansas City Z = St. Louis
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 52 = Ford 2 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 57 = Ford Convertible (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
22 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Bucket Seats) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 63 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback Coupe
32 = Fairlane Station Wagon 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 65 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500) 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
36 = Fairlane Convertible (500) 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
37 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
38 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
40 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 XL) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
41 = Fairlane Convertible (500 XL) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
42 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
43 = Fairlane Convertible (500 GT) 76 = Fairlane Convertible
47 = Fairlane Ranchero 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
48 = Fairlane Ranchero (500) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
49 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
A = 8-289 Q = 8-427
B = 6-240 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 S = 8-390
E = 6-240 T = 6-200
F = 8-260 U = 6-170
J = 8-302 V = 6-240
K = 8-289 W = 8-427
L = 8-221 X = 8-352
M = 8-390 Y = 8-390
N = 8-429 Z = 8-390
P = 8-428  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

Engine Data

Engines Displacement Horsepower Bore & Stroke Compression Ratio Carburetor
S 6-144 65 3.50 x 2.50 6.7:1 1 BC
U 6-170 101 3.50 x 2.94 8.7:1 1 BC
V 6-223 138 3.62 x 3.60 8.4:1 1 BC
L 8-221 145 3.50 x 2.87 8.7:1 2 BC
W 8-292 170 3.75 x 3.30 8.8:1 2 BC
X 8-352 220 4.00 x 3.50 8.9:1 2 BC
Z 8-390 300 4.05 x 3.78 9.6:1 4 BC
M 8-390 340 4.05 x 3.78 10.5:1 6 BC
B 8-406 385 4.13 x 3.78 11.4:1 4 BC
G 8-406 405 4.13 x 3.78 11.3:1 6 BC

 

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