Results for: 1959 Ford Custom 300

RealRides of WNY #2356 - 1959 Galaxie

This 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxieis at the opposite end of the lineup from the Custom 300 we posted here a little over a week ago. What a difference some strategically placed chrome bits can make! Like that Custom 300, this RealRideis a two-door sedan (the least expensive Galaxie) and is wearing a monochromatic (this time Raven Black) paint job. A little higher up in the pecking order, the Galax

RealRides of WNY #2347 - 1959 Ford

Even low-line cars like this 1959 Ford Custom 300often got the two-tone treatment in brochure illustrations like the one below. Ford offered two different color-break variations (inset) on all of their models. Those of us who were around at the time probably remember that many (most?) cars of the day were more on the monochromatic side. That being said, it was refreshing to see this April Green Re

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Ford

On the Road in New York City…Back in 2014 I took in the New York International Auto Showat the Javits Center, and one of my favorite parts was a basement exhibit of old NYPD police cars. This 1959 Ford Custom 300is sporting the NYPD’s famously unique livery of the time: a green, black, and white paint scheme that left no doubt as to the car's owner. This look began back in the 1930s,

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Ford Custom 300

Ford seemed to be in a quandary as to what badge to slap onto its lowest rung cars for a number of years. In 1959, Ford Custom 300seemed right, as it did the previous year. In 1957 it was just a Ford Custom, with the Custom 300 being a bit fancier. For 1955-56 those cheapies were called Mainlines, while in 1961 they went with Fairlane. Seeing that Fairlane was used as the name for a new mid-sized


NOT YOUR EVERYDAY COLLECTOR CARS — A Facebook page for the other guys by Jim CorbranIf you’re reading this at all I assume you’re a car guy or gal.And if you’re also the type to go to summer cruise nights, you may have seen me passing-by the ’57 Chevys, two-seat T-Birds, and myriad of Mustangs and Corvettes as I search for the oddball survivors — the everyday f