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

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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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