1961 Ford Galaxie

Technical specifications of Ford Galaxie 1961

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Venice, California, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxie
Type: Wagon
Year: 1961
Mileage: 125,638
Color: White
Power options: Power rear window
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic (3 Speed)
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan/Gold
Safety options: Seat Belts
Options: Air Conditioning
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Here is your chance to own a rare California surf wagon that turns heads everywhere it goes!!This car is super clean but not so precious that you're afraid to drive it, n fact we have taken it on a few road trips here in California with no problems at all.The original 390 V8 starts instantly, uns great, nd has ample power since we had it rebuilt with a mild cam approximately 3K miles ago.Original Cruise-O-Matic transmission was also rebuilt at that time.We also wentthrough all the other systems under the hood and had them rebuilt. (see list below).The car is equipped with aftermarket (under dash) gauges (oil pressure, oltage & water temp.) - I always like to have these for peace of mind.There is also a rare factory under dash air conditioning unit (rebuilt), onnected to a new Classic Auto Air system under thehood.The suspension was lowered about 2" by previous owner by shorter coils in front and de-arching the rear leaves, iving it a really sweet low stance.(New springs front & rear would put the car back to stock height if desired.)Cosmetically, s far as I can tell, he car was repainted once in the original white. The paint is in great condition but we did repaint the door jambs (see photos) as they were a bit scruffy. They are now super clean, nd what adifference when you open the door and see that!We removed the old (faded & peeling) woodgrain vinyl and replaced it with new, sing 3M's Di-Noc vinyl. There are cheaperwood grain vinyls out there, ut wewanted to use the very best product we could find.When we bought the car, t had custom wood interior door panels which make for a super cool look, ut they were in poorcondition so we made new ones by bonding genuine teak veneeronto marine-grade plywood panels.We used a two-part urea formaldehyde veneer adhesive in a vacuum press, o they will never bubble or peel off. We then applied three coats of marine spar varnish on BOTH sides of the panels, ncluding the edges.Before installing these and the new carpet, e applied Dynamat to the doors and floorboards of the car for sound & heat insulation.We removed and reassembled the window mechanisms, eplacing the channels and fuzzy strips, nd also installed new rubber door seals.We had all the interior garnishmouldings repainted before being reinstalled with new chrome screws. The new carpet is from ACC carpets, n Ivy Gold and has matching floor mats with the stitched-in Ford crest logo.We have put a lot into this car - it is turn-key and ready to go.Original 390 engine rebuilt, lueprinted & balanced.New Edelbrock Performer Aluminum heads.New Holley Street Avenger 4bbl Carb. (Original carb included with vehicle).Distributor rebuilt, oints ignition replaced with new Pertronics Ignitor inside distributor (reliability upgrade). New motor mounts installed.Original transmission completely rebuilt. New transmission mounts installed.New Classic Auto Air conditioning system installed, sing original under dash unit (also rebuilt).New Spal electric fan installed.Replaced original generator with new alternator (reliability upgrade & better output)New Optima Red Top battery.New mufflers.Power steering pump rebuilt.Power steering control valve rebuilt.New power steering cylinder installed.Vacuum brake booster rebuilt.New brake master cylinder.New front brake drums & shoes.New dual master cylinder installed.Front suspension completely rebuilt.Front end alignment performed February 2014.17" Vintage Wheelworks aluminum wheels.New BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2 Radial Tires, ize 275/40ZR17.New custom teak interior door panels.Interior garnish mouldings repainted.New carpet.New woodgrain vinyl (3M Di-Noc)All window mechanisms (except tailgate) have been disassembled & rebuilt with new channels.All door deals replaced (except tailgate).Dynamat insulation installed under carpet and behind door panels.Electric rear window operates (dash switch and exterior key both work).Original Vacuum wipers marginal. Unit can be rebuilt or replaced with electric wipers.Original AM radio works - but is not connected to antenna.All Heating & A/C functions operate well.Turn signals operate well, nd cancel correctly.Horn operates well.Original black California license plates with current tags.Here are things we did not do, hich you may or may not want to:- Windshield is the original one with the cool FoMoCo logo - it has pitting from age and could stand to be replaced.- Vacuum wipers are slow - you could replace with an electric wiper motor if you plan to drive in the rain. (We keep this car garaged and out of the weather!)- Vinyl dash pad has cracked around the speaker grill - we elected not to mess with the dash.- Clock does not work - I can pass on the info of a company that has rebuilt clocks for our other cars. Photos accurately show the car as it is, ut obviously if you are in SoCal it's much better if you can see it in person.This is not a nut-and-bolt restored car - it is a beautiful, olid and complete car in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition.That said, t is 53 years old and no warrantee is given or implied.A low-mileage '61 Squire sold recently here on ebay for $36K - if you missed that one, ou can get this one for significantly less $$.I look at 60's Fords and Mercurys all the time online and nice '61 Squires don't come up very often. I wish we had room to keep this car.I listed this car earlier in the year and it didn't sell at the price I wanted - reserve is much lower now.For sale locally as well - in case of sale I will take down this listing.It deserves to go to a good home - good luck bidding!!Please, o trade offers and only buyers with positive feedback!!Thanks for looking.

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