213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback has race-inspired sleek looks, vintage appeal, and proper V8 power under the hood. It all makes for a classic hardtop of distinction.
It's always a cool story to tell how the 1964 Galaxie got its sleek roofline. Ford wanted to do better at NASCAR, and since this was a true stock car series back then, they created this aerodynamic look that gives this coupe less drag. Plus, the sweeping full-length side trim, afterburner-style taillights, dual gunsight hood ornaments, and raised white letter tires all seem to add to this sporty side. But there's more going on here than just performance. This Galaxie 500 has a true elegance that comes from a high quality respray later in life of the factory-correct Skylight Blue paint. It has a terrific luster that's also smooth to the touch. And the white roof draws added attention the special hardtop while also giving this one a nice two-tone appeal. The straight sheetmetal, complete brightwork, two-piece wheel trim, intricate grille, and so much more make this a quality total package.
The sea of blue continues inside. While the cool roof design was great for racing, the full-size Galaxie built its everyday reputation on being the kind of car that can fit everyone comfortably. This is very much an original-style presentation, so while you may find a few places to improve, there's also something quite special about the intricate two-tone on the door panels and the way the AM radio is still cranking out tunes. In fact, this one is really nice for vintage cruising. The seat is comfy, the classic steering wheel feels grippy in your hands, and the crisp factory gauge panel is supplements by a useful oil pressure readout.
This is an X-code coupe, and so it's great to see a proper 352 cubic-inch V8 under the hood. The block, valve covers, and air topper all have that unmistakable Ford blue radiating from within the dark engine bay. This shows well and also has the right signs of good maintenance, including a newer distributor cap, wires, and ignition coil. And the way this V8 fires up readily reaffirms the quality care it has been given. This inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a nice tune as shorty headers feed the dual exhaust. It's the kind of total package that's made for driving, and so you'll really appreciate nice features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes.
Complete with owner's manual, you're looking at a full-size coupe that has an outstanding shine and a terrific driving attitude. And when powerful and classy combine on a cool hardtop, you know it's an irresistible deal. Call today!!!
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