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1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL
In 1962, the Galaxie name was applied to all of Ford’s full size model cars. The new top-of-the-line Galaxie 500 models offered plusher interiors, more chrome trim outside, and a few additional luxury items over and above what was standard on the plainer Galaxie models. In the middle of the 1962 model year program, Ford introduced a group of sporty cars along with a “Lively Ones” marketing campaign. These Galaxie 500 XL models featured bucket seats and a center console which was referred to as Lively One in Ford’s marketing. Ford stated in its sales literature that XL stood for “Xtra Lively.”
This Galaxie 500 XL received a complete, professional, restoration in 2014. The body work and paint was performed by an award winning body shop out of Provo, UT. The car received a new 390 V-8 and the transmission was upgraded to a C6 Automatic. Comfort and Handling of this car is enhanced with upgraded power steering. The interior is new as are the tires and exhaust.
The builder of this car has won awards all over the country on many of his other builds, and specializes in Ford cars and trucks.
Auction Estimate: $21,000