1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Z-Code 390 **NO RESERVE**
Price: - Item location: San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Galaxie
- Type: U/K
- Trim: 500XL - Fastback
- Year: 1964
- Mileage: 54,923
- VIN: 4J68Z138697
- Color: Aqua Marine (Turquoise)
- Engine size: FE 390 Big Block
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: U/K
- Interior color: Aqua Marine
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1964 Ford GalaxieI'm selling my 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL. This car runs very well. Starts right up, nd idles smooth. Plenty of power. It can be enjoyed as it is, r would be an excellent candidate for restoration and show. Several local body shop experts have commented that it has a very straight and solid body. It is complete including all trim moldings and interior.I believe the engine and transmission are original to this car - it all looks correct for a Z-code 390 - but I have not removed the engine or transmission to verify this. All hoses, lamps and accessories in the engine compartment look just the way they should.
I purchased this awesome car from the original owner's grandson - almost 1 year ago. I had to give the DMV the original pink title - however, made a color copy of it. It has a clear title, n my name, nd is currently registered and is my daily driver. Mechanically, his car is truly amazing. It is fast, t steers tight and quiet - rides smooth, rakes well, nd is very fun to drive.
The car sat for many years until i purchased it last year. I had the 4v carb professionally rebuilt, ew front and rear brakes, rake lines where needed, as tank professionally cleaned and sealed, riginal radiator professionally cleaned and tested. New distributor and tune-up. I had a pair of nice, lack, 964 Thunderbird seats installed - as shown in the photos. The original green front seats are also included in the sale (in trunk). The original seats are fine for re-covering - but the material is torn and there are some springs exposed so not too comfortable. It turns out the '64 Galaxie and '64 Thunderbird used identical bucket seat chrome and plastic - its basically the same seat - but with different foam pad and vinyl design. So, he new owner can choose which bucket seats to restore.
All gages work great including the gas gage with new fuel sending unit, ead lights and tail lights all work great. The doors close perfectly. The '64 galaxies have a reputation for being very well built compared to years prior and after. The glass in both doors and rear quarters are in great shape - and roll up and down very easily.
The original color i believe is called "Aqua Marine" - similar to turquoise i think. As shown in the photos, had my body shop remove the brown paint from the hood and top sides of the car. In many cases the brown paint just peels off. The aqua marine/ Turquoise is clearly bleeding through all panels - and can be shown very clearly in the door jambs and the underside of trunklid. This car would look great restored to its original color and looks great in numerous colors too.
Very little rust - though there is a little. I have found rust in two locations. The inside of trunk bottom has a lot of surface rust - which should be fixable with some POR-15 or other type of jelly that protects against rust. but it did develop a hole the size of a quarter at its lowest point below where the spare tire is mounted (spare tire is included). The other location is at the passenger side rear fender lip. I had the body shop fix this rust issue - dirt must have lodged at the inner lip and held some moisture. The hole along the lip was about 1/4" wide and about 2 inches long. Its been fixed and primered as shown in the photos. The floor pans look to be 100% rust free. So much so, hat even the factory rubber sound deadeners - all of them - are in excellent condition and should not need replacing. I had removed the carpet when i first bought it last year - but I can't find a photo of how it looked at that time. I have gently peeled back the sound deadener and it reveals the vibrant aqua marine paint - like new. The underside of the car is very clean. Inner fender wells all around look clean. Both the front and rear bumper brackets, races and connecting supports appear to have never been in an accident - based on my visual check only.
Body - the body panels all fit great - as mentioned both doors close very well, nd fit well. The only non-perfect body areas I have seen (which is shown in the photos) are the front few inches of the hood and each side of the front top fenders - an old layer or two of bondo and primer filler is present - which suggests old repairs. However, n both of these cases the areas are smooth and should be ready for paint. All photos were taken Oct 30,2015.
All chrome trim and stainless steel trim seem to be in very good condition - no pitting - a few locations can use some polishing but do not appear to have scratches, ings, r scuffs. Included is an extra body trim molding for the rear quarter panel (the long one that spans from the door edge to the rear spear). It can be placed on either side of car. The car does not need it since the ones installed are in good shape - but its an extra one for the new owner to have.
The aluminum rocker panel covers are included - and in very good condition. (shown in photo of inside of trunk). I removed them for the ebay photos in order to show how solid and rust free the rockers are - not to mention the original paint which shows no prior accidents at those locations.
If the new buyer is not 100% satisfied i will gladly buy it back deducting just $500 from the final purchase price (for up to 48 hours beginning when the new owner obtains the car and keys) assuming the car is returned in the same condition as it was originally delivered. The buyer must pay for all necessary shipping costs.
I will drive the car to the new owners location (within about 50 miles of Orange County, alif. for $200.
This is an exciting car. I hope the new owner forwards photos to me when its painted and restored. The '64 Galaxie 500XL is quite possibly the most exciting (and best built) car Ford ever produced. This car gets attention.
Please ask me any questions you like - and i will promptly respond and share on ebay as usual. thanks -gcc