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Written by Double Dragon
Friday, 02 May 2014 22:21

1962 FORD Galaxie- Newark, CA


Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown

The popular Ford Galaxie line competed directly with the Chevrolet Impala which reigned supreme as the king of 1960s family cars. The Galaxie first appeared in 1959 as a model on the full size Ford Fairlane lineup. In 1962 the Fairlane name dropped down to the intermediate bodies and Galaxie became the name of all the full size Fords.

This ALLEY FINDS 1962 Galaxie was for sale in 2014 for $999.00 but didn't find any buyers. The engine was running well prior to being junked. Its now missing its carburetor and most of the interior. The hood is sitting on the roof. Its sad to see this once proud car finally going down for the count after surviving for 52 years.

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The Galaxie name reflected the space race era in which it was created in 1959.  The Galaxie here is a second generation longer lower wider and sleeker looking version that started with the 1960 model year.

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Note the 'Thunderbird' stamping on the valve covers. Ford named their engines after their popular personal car the Thunderbird in a 'halo' marketing concept. This tendency was reversed the following year when the Marauder engines gave birth to a car name: the Mercury Marauder which is the Mercury version of the Ford Galaxie.

Inside this ALLEY FINDS Galaxie the remnants of the red dashboard have been gutted. If you look at pictures of the red 1964 Mercury Marauder in the 20 YEARS PLUS section you can see the shared structure between Ford and Mercury on their full size cars.

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If you look closely at the picture below you can see the marks left when the rear bumper guards were removed.

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