1964 Ford Galaxie Review

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 2 door 390 from North America

Model year1964
Year of manufacture1963
First year of ownership1977
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 390 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles

Summary:

They truly don't make cars like this anymore

Faults:

Fuel pump went bad, rebuilt for $35.

Mufflers needed replacing. Used lifetime warranty from Midas mufflers to replace at no charge.

Master cylinder was rebuilt for $60.

Turn signal canceling cam broke - replaced for $35.

Original engine, never rebuilt. Runs like a top.

General Comments:

Grandpa purchased new, kept in perfect condition.

I received in 1980 - only driven to shows and events.

The car is very powerful, comfortable and solid.

15 mpg on the highway, 12 around town.

Other than fuel, it's very inexpensive to operate.

Other than tires and shocks, it's all original.

A real testament to Ford's emphasis on quality that year.

A real joy to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2010

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review