In 1959, Ford kept its Blue Oval models relatively devoid of chrome, mile-high fins, and many of the other excesses that were common to the era
New for 1959, the Galaxie began life as a variant of the highly successful Fairlane. The year is considered by many to be a high water mark in Ford styling and the Galaxie was one of the decade’s most memorable automobiles. Six body styles were available, including the innovative Skyliner retractable hardtop convertible. When Ford totally redesigned its range for 1960, it ensured that the one-year-only, first-of-a-kind Galaxie would be one of its rarest and most collectible post-war models.
Sold new via Ocean Motor Sales of Winthrop, MA, the Galaxie Sunliner offered here first changed hands in 1976, when it was purchased by the present owner. That same year the odometer’s recorded mileage stood at 4,500. In the succeeding 28 years, approximately 1,000 miles have been added. This low-mileage, unrestored car is finished in Colonial White with black vinyl top and metallic gold/black/white interior. It is fitted with the ultimate engine option, a 352-ci, 300-hp V8, and equipped with radio and clock. The tires, including spare, appear to be original, as does the stowage cover for the top.
Bills of sale from 1959 and 1976 come with the car, together with a host of in-period literature. This is an exceptionally original example of Dearborn styling at its very best.