Family Project: 1964 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan

While the photos aren’t the greatest in the world, the owner’s description of this 1964 Country Sedan paints a picture of an honest survivor that could either be restored or it could be used as it is. It is by no means perfect, but it does represent a blank canvas for its next owner. If you have a soft spot for the Ford Country Sedan, this one is located in Abilene, Texas, and is listed for sale here on Craigslist.

Yes, the old Ford is rough, with plenty of dings, marks, and surface corrosion. The underside of the car is a bit of a mystery, and I’d really want to have a look around under the car. The owner has been in possession of the car for seven years, and he did patch a hole in the floor with a license plate some years ago before fitting new carpet. I’d want to have a good look at that. Rust in the body looks to be limited to a few small spots in the lower extremities of the body such as the lower quarters, but the car generally seems solid. The glass is all good, except for a crack in the windshield on the passenger side.

While the interior can be used as it is, it generally looks quite tatty, except for that relatively new carpet. There is no headliner, and blankets have been thrown over the seats, as the original covers need replacing. The owner describes the interior condition as rough, and that seems a fair assessment. The valve for the heater is jammed closed, so there is no heat, but a bright spot is that the air conditioning works perfectly.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Ford’s 289ci V8, and that is what is fitted to this Galaxie. The original engine is backed by a Cruise-O-Matic transmission, which recently underwent a professional rebuild. The engine is said to run well, but it has recently developed a minor exhaust leak which becomes quieter once the car is warm. While I can’t be 100% sure, I think that the car is fitted with power steering, and the car is also fitted with good tires.

This Galaxie Country Sedan is rough, but it is also a blank canvas. It needs some work, there’s no arguing that. However, the new owner has the opportunity to transform it into whatever they want. For a person with a young family, this is a project car that the whole family can use and appreciate when it’s complete. If that repair to the floor is actually solid, then this is a project that could be done in stages, and the vast majority of the work could be performed by the owner. The current owner has set the price for the Galaxie at $6,200. Do we have any takers?

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Comments

  1. Evan

    I don’t even know how people accomplish photos this bad. I have a $50 cell phone that takes better pictures than this. Are they taking photos with a potato?

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  2. RonY

    .……….pictures aint that bad …..

  3. waynard

    Not at that price. $3000.00 at best.

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  4. Bob C.

    I think that dual range Cruise O Matic was a really good idea for the time. For the younger folks who don’t know about these, when in the small dot position, the car would start in 2nd and shift to third. when in the big dot (or green dot) it would shift through all three gears normally.

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  5. Del

    Nope. I have no family and price to high

  6. Ian

    Price isn’t too high. You guys are out of touch.

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    • Hank

      6K for a car whose floorboards may be rotted out? Who’s out of touch?

  7. Blake Young

    I think it’s a little high. Getting the interior in shape and then a paint job (if desired, and I would) my run to get it price would be about $4000. I might be calling if it were starting at $5k.

    Cool looking wagon regardless, and his confidence in the driving abilities are admirable.

  8. Bruce Fischer

    I had one about 10 years ago. White with a beautiful red interior. I sold it for $2,500.I wish I had it back. Bruce.

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