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RealRides of WNY - 1962 Galaxie 500/XL

September 27, 2021

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Galaxie 500/XL

It’s rare to see a 1962 Ford Galaxie 500/XL at a car show these days — or anywhere, for that matter. Introduced halfway through the model year, the 500/XL started life right at the top of the full-size Ford heap. “Luxury with a sports car lilt is the theme” is what Ford told us in the brochure. All 500/XLs came with such niceties as front bucket seats, “super-deluxe appointments,” the 500/XL insignia in “jewel-like settings,” and a “full-length XL command console with a personal storage compartment for milady’s handbag or what-have-you.” We came across this nice example last month at a classic car cruise in Brockport. Note the dealer sticker on the trunklid from Max Brothers Ford in Wilmington, Illinois, which the lot boy managed to put on crooked.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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