Spotless 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Parked for 48 Years Is an Incredible Low-Mile Time Capsule

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Photo: Bogdan Popa/autoevolution/eBay seller 555quintero
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Ford Galaxie had the impossible mission of making the Chevrolet Impala redundant in the '60s, but the plan eventually failed, as the GM brand created a model whose sales went through the roof with every new model year.
Impala eventually became the best-selling car in the United States, and in 1965, it managed to sell more than 1 million units. It was the first car to go that high in a single year after World War II.

The Galaxie was still an intriguing model, and the XL, whose role was to compete against the Impala Super Sport, was the icing on the cake. The 1962 model year was offered with the 223 six-cylinder unit as standard, while the 500 and the XL came with the 292 V8 as the default unit. Ford also offered more powerful engines, including a 406 that could be had in single four-barrel or triple dual-carburetor setups.

The Galaxie posted on eBay by seller 555quintero rolled off the assembly lines with a 390 V8 under the hood. It was paired with an automatic transmission and was a great option for people who wanted a boost of adrenaline without spending extra on the top-of-the-line mill.

Get ready to be wowed.

The Galaxie still has the original engine and transmission, but more importantly, it comes with only 48,000 miles on the clock. As if the low miles weren't enough, the car exhibits a spotless shape, with everything almost intact. It even comes with the original factory plastic seat covers, the original factory floor mats, and everything else installed by Ford decades ago.

The car was stored in a garage for 48 years, but I can only assume it has always been meticulously cared for, given its incredible shape. The owner hasn't shared any specifics on a potential restoration, but it's unlikely to be the case. The car was last on the road in 1974, so the Galaxie was most likely recently pulled out, given a thorough wash and the mandatory tune-up, and there you, an iconic model in tip-top shape.

The car runs and drives, so it's ready for the road, though given its mesmerizing setup and the low miles, you probably won't want to drive it for too many miles.

Nobody expects such a great car to sell for beer money, but I still recommend seeing it in person. You must make sure everything is original and in working shape, especially considering the long tenure it spent in storage. The owner believes $25,500 is a fair price, but they also enabled the Make Offer button for people interested in other deals.

The car is parked in Yuma, Arizona, and considering the listing will expire in four weeks, chances are someone will spot this Galaxie and take it home.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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