1962 Ford Galaxie Convertible

  • Year: 1962

  • Make: Ford

  • Model: Galaxie Convertible

  • Mileage: 78,476

  • Exterior Color: Peacock Blue Paint Code B

  • Interior Color: 87 Turquoise

Specs:

  • 352 Cubic Inch Engine

  • Borg Warner T10 4 Speed Transmission

  • Original Shifter

  • 2 Barrel Carburetor

  • Correct Air Cleaner

  • Correct Points Ignition 

  • Correct Valve Covers

  • Power Convertible Top

  • Original Dual Exhaust Manifolds

  • 9" Ford w/ 3.56 Gear

  • Manual Drum Brakes

  • Manual Steering

  • Factory Gauges

  • Clock

  • AM Pushbutton Radio

  • Electric Wipers

  • Rear Ashtrays

  • Front Ashtrays

  • Cigarette Lighter

  • Rear Speaker

  • Variable Speed HVAC Blower

  • Single Speed Wipers

  • Bucket Seats w/ Console

  • Seat Belts

  • Day/Night Rearview Mirror

  • 15" Radial White Stripe Tires

  • Polished Full Wheel Covers

  • Chrome Fender Skirts

  • Complete Jack Assembly w/ Spare

  • Trunk Mat

  • Fender Mount Antenna

  • LH Outside Mirror

  • Padded Dash

  • Dual Horns

  • Dual Visors

  • Correct Emblems and Badges

 

The Ford Fairlane is an automobile model that was sold between the 1955 and 1970 model years by Ford in North America. Taking its name from the Dearborn, Michigan estate of Henry Ford, the Fairlane nameplate was used for seven different generations of vehicles. Through its production, the model line would be marketed in a wide variety of body styles, including two-door and four-door sedans, two-door and four-door hardtops, station wagons, and both traditional and retractable-hardtop convertibles.

 

Initially introduced as the flagship of the full-size Ford range, the Fairlane marked the introduction of the Crown Victoria and 500 nameplates, both later becoming stand-alone full-size model lines (the latter, as the Ford Five Hundred).

Following the introduction of the Ford Galaxie, the Fairlane 500 (and Fairlane) became Ford's base models, equivalent to the Chevrolet Bel Air and Biscayne respectively, until 1962, when it was repackaged as an intermediate-segment car (today, mid-size) from 1962 to 1970. For 1971, Ford expanded the Ford Torino nameplate across its entire intermediate range, dropping the Fairlane (and Falcon) nameplates in North America. In South America, the sixth generation Fairlane was marketed through 1981; Ford Australia used the nameplate on its own version of the Fairlane (a long-wheelbase Ford Falcon) through the 2007 model year.

 

The Fairlane name was moved to Ford's new intermediate, introduced for the 1962 model year, to bridge the gap between the compact Ford Falcon and the full-sized Galaxie, making it a competitor for GM's A-body "senior compacts", the Plymouth Belvedere, and the AMC Rambler. With an overall length of 197 in and a wheelbase of 115.5 in , it was 16 in longer than the Falcon and 12.3 in shorter than the Galaxie. Wheel track varied from 53.5 in to 56 in depending on model and specification.

 

Like the Falcon, the Fairlane had a unibody frame, but the body incorporated an unusual feature Ford dubbed torque boxes, four boxed structures in the lower body structure designed to absorb road shock by moving slightly in the vertical plane. Suspension was a conventional short-long arm independent arrangement in front, with Hotchkiss drive in the rear. The Fairlane was initially offered only in two-door or four-door sedan body styles.

 

The Fairlane's standard engine was the 170 CID six, but as an option, it introduced Ford's new, lightweight small-block Windsor V8, initially with a displacement of 221 CID  and 145 hp ; a 260 CID  "Challenger" version was added at mid-year, with an advertised 164 hp . The Sports Coupe option débuted mid-year and featured bucket seats and a small floor console. The trim level supplemented the Fairlane and Fairlane 500 trim levels (the 500 model had more decorative trim, such as a wider chrome stripe down the side and three bullets on the rear quarter panels). The Challenger 289 CID engine was introduced in mid-1963, with solid lifters and other performance pieces helping the engine produce an advertised 271 hp (202 kW); however, it was equipped with single exhaust like the less powerful engines. This engine was coded "K" in the vehicle identification number. Exterior identification was by fender-mounted "V" badges that read "289 High Performance". That same year, station wagons arrived, called the Ranch Wagon and Ranch Custom Wagon. All 1962 Fairlanes had "B" posts despite the popularity of the pillarless hardtop and convertible styles in that era.

 

 

 

 

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