Hooniverse It's 1962 Weekend – 1962 Fords that are highly desirable, or maybe not.

Continuing on with our “It’s 1962” edition of Hooniverse Weekend, I thought I would show a few classic 1962 Fords to balance out the Chevrolets. Unfortunately, there is not the number of Hi-Po Fords for this year listed on eBay, so I’m opening it up to some interesting garden variety Blue Oval models.

Let’s start with this 1962 Galaxie 500 4-Door Sedan in wonderful condition. It has only 47,000 miles on the clock, and it has received one repaint during its 50 year life cycle. The interior has been upgraded as well with newer cloth upholstery that was right at home in the 70s. The car has the Ford 352CID V-8, which was the mid series “FE” engine offered that year for the series. A 3-Speed Cruise-O-Matic handles all the shifting. No there is no A/C, butthat’s easily rectified with a Vintage Air Unit. The Galaxie 500 was a mid-level entry in the Ford Full-Size linebetween the standard Galaxie, and the 1/2 year introduction of the Galaxie 500 XL. With over 5 days to go, this car has a Buy-it-Now pricetag of $7,500, which I think is just a bit high. Take a look at the listing, and tell me what you think.

Here is a 1962 Galaxie Sunliner Convertible, again in beautiful shape. The Ming Green exterior appears flawless, as does the interior. The car shows 83,759 miles on the odometer, but in reality, it looks showroom new. Again, this Ford has the middle of the road 352CID FE engine, and the 3-Speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission, but then again, this car was ment to just “Cruise” down the highway, so I think it’s a perfectly acceptable powertrain combination. The only thing I would object to is the modern stereo unit hanging under the dash, but one tap with a sledge hammer should fix that. Again, this car is not equipped with A/C, but so what? Being a Convertible, the asking price is greated than with the Sedan above. The Buy-it-Now price is $29,995, which I think is a bit high, but why not take a look at the listing, and tell me what you think.

This is a 1962 Galaxie 500 Sedan that is a little rougher than our first example, and it goes for much less money. This car sports a little over 74,000 miles, and it has an aftermarket Air Conditioning system that isn’t working right now. According to the seller, its a solid original car. No info on what engine is under the hood, but at least its a V-8, with an Automatic backing it up. With 5 days to go, the starting bid is $2,900, which seems a little high if you figure you are going to put at least four grand into the paint, and interior restoration, and to get the A/C working. Take a look at the listing, and let me know what you think.

Here is another 1962 Sunliner, again with the 352, but this time, it has a proper 4-speed manual. The car is finished in a beautiful black with a nice red vinyl interior, and has covered less than 59,000 miles. The top is power operated, and includes the original wheelcovers, and original radio in the dash. I could do without the chrome wheelskirts, but that is just a matter of taste. This is a beautiful, unmolested car, with a Buy-it-Now pricetag of $22,900, which is a little more reasonable compared with the green one above. See the listing here, and let me know if this 1964 Sunliner is the car of your dreams.

Our last 1962 Ford for this posting is another Galaxie 500 Sedan, but it has a different vibe to it. Take a look for yourself, and see if you agree with me. While the car has 76,000 miles on the chassis, the 390 V-8 has been rebuilt 1,500 miles ago according to the seller, and the Cruise-O-Matic has also been rebuilt, and now has 5,000 miles under its belt. The seller is honest when it comes to overall condition, but those wire wheels makes it look bitchin’. Too bad they don’t come with the car. Anyway, with 18 hours to go, the bidding has stalled at $1,526, with an unmet reserve. Wonder what it will sell for…. Why not look at the listing, and tell me if you think this Galaxie 500 Sedan is a great 50 year old car, whether you’d drive it as is, or a great starting point for a custom, or a restoration.

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