Some Galaxie hardtops are built to look mean, but this 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 is out to remind you that performance can also be classy. An attractive classic paint theme is combined with a custom interior and cold-blowing A/C to create a terrific big V8 cruiser.

Springtime Yellow is the right color for this coupe. Not only does it have the right look of a classic cruiser, but also, the trim tag tells us it’s factory-correct. And the later respray gives it an attractive gloss in the sunshine. Good body panels, bright chrome bumpers, and complete trim – right down to the 390 V8 badges – make for a very vintage and very appealing coupe. But while the exterior looks like it’s turning back the clock, the overall presentation will show you solid investments to make this a comfortable cruiser. So as you investigate further, keep in mind how retro-cool the exterior is because rarely do you find a proper driver that looks this vintage on the outside.

Inside, you can tell there were investments to enhance both performance and comfort. This starts with the cloth front bucket seats that were borrowed from a later Subaru. And the tasteful tan look of the carpeting, door panels, rear bench, and dash make for quite an inviting car. Plus, there are more well-integrated upgrades like an armrest center console, cup holders, Pro-Comp ultralight auxiliary gauges, and cold-blowing air conditioning. But even with these upgrades, this doesn’t lose its vintage feeling. The classic style is in everything from the working dome light to the steering wheel that has the worn-in grip of the generations that have come before you.

The callouts on the fenders were not lying. Under the hood is Ford’s desirable 390 cubic-inch V8. It’s nice to show off with the golden glow of the block and air grabber, and the compressor and valve covers have a good shine, too. There’s the right substance behind this style where the big V8 inhales deeper with a Holley 600 four-barrel carburetor. It exhales with a solid V8 tune thanks to Cherry Bomb-style resonators on the dual exhaust. There are nice cruising features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, modern touring tires, and power brakes with front discs.

Complete with title documentation, this is an impressive total presentation where you can really see how this is a terrific hardtop built to be a terrific cruiser. So this is a driver’s coupe, and you know that’s irresistible. Call today!

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