213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
Once we mention a Triple Deuce setup, you know exactly the kind of classic you're looking at. So with the vintage style on this 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Victoria, and the beastly 3x2 V8 under the hood it makes for the kind of coupe that was meant to be a Saturday Night Sleeper.
This car gives a very cool first impression. We were getting closer to the muscle car era in 1962, and cars like this Galaxie were getting bigger motors. So kids were borrowing the family car at night, and if dad chose a hot one on the Ford lot, a new legend could be made over the weekend. This coupe plays that part well with a daily driver finish on a paint that stays close to the factory-correct chestnut. This Victoria was an upper-market trim level, and that means plenty of ornamentation. The bright chrome bumpers, intricate grille, rocker trim, and badging all look clean and complete... after all, if dad discovered the car was missing anything on Monday morning, we'd be in big trouble. We especially love the line that runs the length of both sides as it highlights the straight body panels. It also has a gold inlay that coordinates with the upgraded American Racing wheels.
The interior continues the classic-style presentation. The two-tone chestnut and tan upholstery has a terrific artful style. And we love the detail work, like how the white piping on the seats breaks up the two colors in a similar way to the white streak does on the side panels. The two rows of bench seating were great for fitting extra friends back in the day, and that still holds true now. There's even an upgraded AM/FM digital tuner w/cassette to keep them all happy. But you also know this one was built with the driver in mind. After all, the most obvious upgrades are the white-faced auxiliary readouts and large AutoMeter Autogage tach.
The callouts on the fender say 390, and that big V8 is exactly what you see when you open the hood. It has the long air grabber on top that looks like a Shelby Cobra piece, and beneath it are the three dual-barrel carburetors for the awesome triple deuce arrangement. The motor is both a powerful setup and a strong runner. And the sound of the dual exhaust w/Flowmasters helps announce some of that muscle. Since this is still meant to be a true cruiser, you also have good anytime driven features, like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and wide modern tires.
It's hard not to resist a cool blacktop sleeper like this. So don't fight the urge, call today!
MORE FROM THIS SELLER
RUSTY RIDES GALLERYView All
OLDRIDE ANSWERSView All
- I need to buy a 5 lug 17in. artillery wheel
- How do I get my avatar uploaded?
- Has anyone bought a car off of Harwell motors in Texas?
- My first car was Plymouth Fury. What was yours?
- What do you think was the ugliest classic car ever designed?
- We have inherited a field of 26 classic vehicles ranging from 40ish Cadillacs to 60ish Chevs- help!!
- chevy belair has a miss, running rough
- Is there a market for a 1959 Ford Escort 2dr station wagon
- 1964 chevy bel air v6 4 door