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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sold - 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner

While the Fairlane 500 was Ford's top-level series when the company's new-for-1959 models were publicly introduced in late 1958, the Galaxie superceded it shortly thereafter. Offered with a choice of six-cylinder and V-8 power and in four-door, two-door, two-door Victoria hardtop coupe, Skyliner retractable and Sunliner Convertible form, the Galaxie was Ford's most popular model line for 1959 and featured interesting one-year-only styling and massive overall proportions that continue to fascinate all onlookers today.

A brand-new and we-fitted convertible is a new feature to this nice Galaxie.


Offered at the 2012 Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction at No Reserve, this early-produciton ’59 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible is a nice and enjoyable driver-quality example with a recent repaint that was completed under the late prior owner. According to VIN decoding, this Galaxie is confirmed to have been factory-equipped when new with its powerful 300 hp, “Thunderbird 352 Special" V-8 engine, equipped with a factory-correct Holley four-barrel carburetor. Other desirable original features inclued a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission and a highway-friendly 2.69:1 rear-axle ratio.

Other features include power steering, dual spotlights with side-view mirrors, a radio, and a clock. Mechanical upgrades for enhanced reliability while cruising include a re-cored radiator (2010), an auxiliary electric cooling fan, and an electric auxiliary fuel pump. A brand-new and well-fitted convertible top was installed in February 2012.




The interior features period correct "tri-tone" upholstery that remains tidy and very presentable.

From this rear 3/4-view, the Galaxie's remarkably long rear deck is highlighted. Period accents include bright rear-fender skirts, a "Continental" spare-tire kit, and the dual exhaust outlets, which provide a nice throaty exhaust note from the 352 V-8.

The engine bay, while not detailed, is honestly and correctly presented in driver quality, with the correct chrome-plated air cleaner, Ford-scripted valve covers, and bag-type windshield-washer fluid reservoir.
Currently road-licenced, this nice ’59 Galaxie Sunliner Convertible is well maintained and starts, drives and runs very well. It will be offered for sale soon in mid-April at the Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction presented by Dan Spendick’s Collector Car Productions. Please visit www.ccpauctions.com for further event information, and comment below this post to ask questions about the car.



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