Continuing on with the Weekend Edition,and I thought I would share a couple of unique Wagons that are currently on eBay, and they are both from the same seller. They are both part of a fleet of Wagons that come from Speed City Cycle, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since the shop is closed on Sundays and Mondays (!), I will try and get the back story on these (and other) Wagons that the currently have. I love vintage wagons, and I even nominated one for HCoTY, so let’s discover two of the most fascinating wagons currently on eBay… This is a 1961 Ford Galaxy Country Sedan, and it looks well loved. This is a very long listing, so let’s get to it:
Never thought I would let this one go but I have a chance to buy a piece of real estate that I have been watching. This is a great car. It always gets a ton of attention and often steals the show. The car is real and the miles are real. The car has lead a charmed life and loved by all the previous caretakers. This car is a real sweetheart. Very easy to own. The engine and transmission have already been restored. Not just rebuilt, but actually restored with all the correct finishes, tags, lines, etc. The engine is a 292 Y block with a Thunderbird four barrel intake and valve covers. I also have a restored Offenhauser triple deuce set up that could go with if interested. It runs perfectly and is super smooth. No smoke, no drips, no over heating, no issues. Fires instantly even after sitting. Drops into an easy idle. Transmission has been completely restored also and works as designed. No surprises. Fly in and drive it anywhere without concern. The interior is all stock and close to perfect. The seats are smooth and firm. The foam is not bagged out or saggy. The vinyl is soft and supple. It has the optional padded dash which has some small cracks. It also has the expensive padded visors which are perfect. The headliner is awesome and does not droop like most you see. The car still wears the original rubber floor mat it was delivered with and I also have a brand new ACC red carpet kit and new red windlace if you care to install it. Never out of the box. It has a new heater core and windshield along with windshield gasket. All other glass is factory and looks great. All the windows go up and down with ease including the electric rear tail gate glass. It works from a switch on the dash or with a key outside the tail gate. All the gauges and switches work perfectly. No excuses. Paint is all original also. I would never consider repainting it because the patina is so even. It would be virtually impossible to duplicate the finish that mother nature has given this car. It is totally flat with a west coast sunburn which has faded it just right. All original floorboards, body and chassis are virtually rust free with the exception of the passengers side rear door and the tail gate which both have very MINOR issues. The passenger door got creased at some point and I’m assuming it contributed to the very minor rust, but I have a rust free door bottom to make the repair. It goes with the deal and will replace the door from the moulding down. If you use it, you will need to match the paint, but it is low and should be easy to disguise. The tail gate is the worst part of the car and was loaded with pine needles when I got it. That hurt it. The base of the tail gate is solid and strong, but needs some attention. It does not affect the operation, but should be arrested if you are planning on getting this car wet. Remember this is a 53 year old car and does have signs of use. It shows honestly. The defects give it character and in my opinion make it harder to find than a restored car. You all know the drill “They are only original once, but can be restored perpetually”. Car has power steering that works great. One finger to drive it! It has working AM radio that only plays songs from 1961. (not really). Car is sold with the factory 14 x 6 wide steel rims with NOS dog dish hub caps and brand new Coker bias plys (shown in pictures). The wheels and tires shown on the car are available to the high bidder for an additional $1500.
With about two days to go until the auction closes, the top bid so far is $6,775, with an unmet reserve. I’m not sure what it will take to get this sold, but take a look at the listing (link provided at the end of the paragraph), and let me know what you think… [sc:ebay itemid=”281392280931″ linktext=”1961 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan ” ] The next wagon is a 1963 Pontiac Catalina Safari, which received a lot more in the way of chassis work, and it also has a unique period feature.
I’ve owned it for a couple years and have put a lot of time and money into making it a safe and reliable, turn key car. I would drive it anywhere without hesitation. If you are the high bidder, rest assured you can fly in and drive home without concern. It’s been all over the country on the Hot Rod Power Tour and several Good Guys or NCRS shows. We have had a blast with it. It has a smooth riding, fully adjustable 4 way air ride suspension with bags and shocks on all four corners. Engine is 1969 400 that has been fully rebuilt with a lumpy Summit cam, new pistons, timing set, oil pump, seals, etc. I just installed a new 2200 B&M stall converter with a new Hays high performance flex plate and new starter. Runs cool with high performance aluminum radiator. It has new rear axle bearings and seals. Exhaust is all new with Flowmaster 40’s and 3″ pipes. Has cross over installed and sounds deep and rowdy! Always gets “thumbs up”. Averages 15 mpg on the highway at 65 mph with tall 2.90 rear gear and 235/75/15 tires. 15×6 and 15×7 wheels tuck under fenders without rubbing. It has a new heater core. All of the headlights, tail lights, turn signals and wipers work perfectly. Heat and defrost work perfectly. Gas gauge works but drops quickly from 1/4 tank reading. Body is super solid! NO RUST THROUGH anywhere on the car. It came out of the Northwest and never was subjected to salted roads. The floorboards and tailgate are beautiful and rust free. No patchwork anywhere on the car!!! No filler and no paintwork ever. This car has the patina that only Mother Nature can produce from 51 years of honest use. No FAUXTINA! Interior is very nice and comfortable. Seats and door panels are originals with minor defects. The seats and springs are still firm and not all bagged out. Door panels are super nice. All the wind-lace has been replaced. All the interior vinyl in the cargo area has been restored with original vinyl from SMS with the correct stitching. New headliner. Over the past year I have invested over $2000 in the interior alone. Electric rear window works perfectly. Color matched Super Sport steering wheel and working NOS swamp cooler round out the interior. All the interior stainless has been polished. Carpet, pad and sound deader, wind-lace, cargo area trim and headliner are NOS.
This is an even better car than the Country Sedan (In My Opinion), and with about three days to go until the auction ends, the bidding is currently up to $10,200, also with an unmet reserve. Again, I have no idea as to how much this car will sell for, but why don’t you tell me what you think of this car after looking at the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”281392746820″ linktext=”1963 Pontiac Catalina Safari ” ]
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