1961 Ford Galaxie
2 Door Hardtop
The Paint: Original color Raven Black
The Engine : NOE 406 CID with 3-2bbl carbs producing 405 Horsepower, Aluminum intake manifold, Mallory Unilite distributor, and factory cast iron exhaust headers, performance cam.
The Transmission: Borg-Warner T-10 4 speed manual
The Differential: Ford 9” with 3.56:1 gear ratio
The Suspension: Factory independent front, multi-leaf rear with new shocks all around
The Interior: Factory Black and white fabric and vinyl upholstery and door panels, newer carpeting and headliner.
Manual drum brakes
All factory and aftermarket gauges work
Column mounted aftermarket Tachometer
Factory AM radio (nonfunctioning)
Windshield wipers work
Turn signals work and cancel
All lights work
All of the glass is nice and all windows roll up and down easily
15” American 5 spoke wheels with black wall radials
Original valve covers accompany the car
The 1961 Ford Galaxie, along with the Chevrolet Impala, the Ponitac Grand Prix, and the Oldsmobile Super 88's and the like, were strong contenders, and well steeped in the Musclecar battles of the early 1960's. These furrowed browed brawlers set the tone for the Factory Ponycar/Musclecar wars of the late 60's, early 70's that we all came to know, and truth told, laid the sub floor for the ultra high performance vehicles we enjoy today.
Ford's 406 CID came a little late to the party compared to Chevy's 409, but when it showed up on the street in 1962, it hit the ground runnin' with its racing provenance already spot-lite. So, when you saw a Galaxie with the '406' badge on the side, you knew you were up against a true high performance machine!
This particular Galaxie houses the ultra version of that engine with its 3-deuce carb set up, and factory headers. To handle the horsepower, this Galaxie is equipped with the strong Borg-Warner T-10, 4 speed, and Ford's 9” heavy duty differential, rounding out the ensemble.
This Galaxie has what I would consider high-end driver quality paint, strait, clean sheet metal, and a very clean undercarriage with no rust!
The interior was restored at some point to its factory code, and is very comfortable. The original gauges work, and there's an aftermarket tach and gauges as well.
All of the lights work, as do the accessories, such as the heater, the windshield wipers, and the turn signals. The original radio does not work, so you'll just have to listen to the wonderful sound of the '406”.
Whether you're a Ford guy or not, and you're considering a classic car to cruise around in, hit the car shows, or perhaps the nostalgic drags...This Galaxie Hardtop would surely fit the bill.