Like New: 1959 Ford Galaxie Fairlane 500

This 1959 Ford Galaxie Fairlane called Mexico City home for the vast majority of its life. It was sold new there in September 1959, and the current owner kept it there until relocating it to Laredo, Texas, last year. It has a clear title, and if this immaculate old Ford ticks the boxes for you, you can find it listed for sale here on eBay.

The Ford presents really well, but this is not its original paint. It underwent a repaint approximately 15-years-ago and has been kept in a climate controlled garage ever since. The chrome and trim all look faultless, as does all of the glass. Those whitewall tires finish the whole car off perfectly.

With both cars and houses, careful ownership always shows. The interior of the Ford is close to perfect, and the plastic cover on the seat certainly indicates a meticulous owner who is willing to go to some lengths to protect the car’s originality. The only deviation from original is the dealer’s original sticker on the dash, This is a really nice touch, and ties in neatly with the original sales invoice that is included with the car.

Producing 225hp, the Ford is fitted with the 332ci V8, along with a 3-speed manual transmission. The engine and engine bay present really nicely. With the rest of the car looking as nice as it is, the owner says that the car drives as well as it looks. That engine would certainly make this car a pretty effortless cruiser, and these 332 engines also sound rather nice.

The owner of the Ford obviously has not revealed what the reserve is on the car, but he does state that it is under Book Value. At the time of writing, bidding has reached $5,778.90, but the reserve hasn’t been met yet. Whatever it eventually sells for, it looks like the new owner is going to end up with a really nice car.


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  1. J.T. WILSON

    Very nice.

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  2. Boatman Member

    I’m also a ’59 model, and we are both good looking specimens.

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    • Will Fox

      ..please tell us you DON’T need to wear plastic ‘seat covers’! LOL

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      • MotorWinder

        well that “Depends” …ROTFL …(shouldn’t laugh, I’m a ’58 model myself : )

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  3. Miguel

    A few observations.

    The original bill of sale is the ownership document we use to transfer ownership of cars in Mexico. I am not sure what he used to get a Texas title if he didn’t use that.

    This is listed in the ad.

    “The car was sold new in Mexico City in 09-24-1959 and stay there till last year that decided to bring it back. The Fairlane has very low use, it shows 13,000 miles that cannot assure them”

    If the car was sold new in Mexico City, where was he bringing the car back to?

    Also not the 200KM speedometer. The car reads 13,061 KM not miles but I doubt that is original.

    It is too bad he didn’t show the whole bill of sale as it lists every option this car had from the factory.

    It will be interesting to see what this car sells for.

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  4. Miguel

    Also notice the different VIN B9MEXS101513

    The car has not always been in Mexico City. The last regular plate the car had before it got the antique plates from Estado De Mexico was from the state of Guerrero.

    Also, I think the car should be named 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie as it is a Fairlane first with a Galaxie package.

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  5. Del

    What a Beauty.

    Love it

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  6. Philip B

    Good eye, Miguel.

  7. Fordfan

    My dad had the same car , white over light yellow i can still remember the silver thread in the seats that most cars had back then . ours was a 4 door hardtop that leaked when we would go through a car wash
    Some had both galaxy and fairlane 500 on them ours just said galaxy 500

  8. David

    Will I was given a 1961 Ford Galaxie 500, and I put plastic covers on the seats immediately. That was the thing to do back then.

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    • Harold

      I believe they were called Stardust & came with either gold or silver stars on them.

  9. Phinias

    Man oh man…what memories this car conjures up! Ours was a coupe…my dad hated 4-door cars. I think it was sort of equivalent to the “mini-van shame” that some men suffer from today. The two-door made him look more sporty!
    The best summer vacation I had as a young boy was in our ’59. I was 7. My mom and dad and I drove all the way up the coast of California, through Oregon and Washington, and finally Victoria Canada. It was an amazing trip! Dad switched to Buicks after the ’59, but it was a pretty car…this 4-door model is too IMO.

  10. Bob C.

    I believe the FE 332 was a two year only job. When I was a kid, my dad had a cream colored 59 Galaxie 2 door hardtop with a 223 six. He loved that car, but man did it rust. I remember the floor board on the passenger front where my mother sat falling out on the way to Cape Cod towards the end.

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  12. dweezilaz

    Parents had a 10 year old 59 2 door sedan in the same series. Automatic and the V8 had a 4 bbl.

    My older brother open it up and we could feel the pick up and hear the air and gas being sucked into the carb.

    It was quite ornate by 1969, but the interior [same upholstery and color] had held up well.

    Exterior was off white and sea foam green two tone.

    Our neighbor had a 60 Plymouth 2 door hardtop. The other neighbors up the street a 56 Rambler wagon. Nice time to be a kid.

    Anyone still produce those clear plastic seat covers ?

  13. Doug Emde

    I had one just like it in 1971. Paid $35 for it in NJ. Engine was so quiet you could stand next to it and not hear it running. Great car from the pinnacle of American industry. Would like to have it back today.

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