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Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL


The Ford Galaxie was the Blue Oval’s answer to the Chevy Impala, launching for model year 1959, the year after the first Impala.

We stumbled on this 1964 Galaxie 500 XL ragtop recently at the Summit Racing retail store in Tallmadge, OH. The ’64 Galaxie was the final year of the Starliner body style.

Back in the ’60s, Ford’s marketing literature said the “XL” designation stood for “Xtra Lively.” The XL trim option was a premium tier, including fancier interiors including bucket seats and a center console.

In the early to mid 1960s, full-size vehicles such as the Galaxie and Impala were largely responsible for carrying the torch for V8 power, prior to the muscle car explosion a couple of years later.

You can learn a ton about 1963-64 Ford Galaxies here courtesy of our friends at Hemmings.

Here are a few more photos of this beauty:

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One Comment

  1. Daniel Wilson says:

    The 1964 Galaxie 500 XL is a legendary vehicle that should be worthy of considerably more comments than the one that I am posting. Maybe if On All Cylinders could have done a little research, which requires very little effort thanks to the internet, and provided a few facts about this vehicle , then the readers might have been motivated to comment on this extraordinary piece of automotive history.

    I would like to know the Powertrain details of the car featured in this article. If that information wasn’t available then list some of the optional engines that could be purchased for this car. Like the awesome 427 cubic inch FE big block with 425 horsepower and dual 4-V carburetors, solid lifter adjustable valve train, 4-speed manual transmission with a floor mounted shifter and a Equa-Loc limited slip differential to try and put all of the nearly 500 pounds of torque to the street without shredding the tires.

    The story is in the details and unfortunately the details are seriously missing.

    And the beat goes on…..

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