Junkyard Find: 1962 Galaxie 500 With Rare Harlequin Paint Option

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
junkyard find 1962 galaxie 500 with rare harlequin paint option

Just so nobody thinks they might be able to rescue this poor abused Ford, The Crusher ate it up a couple months back.

You’ve got to wonder what the last owner was thinking when he or she did this McDonald’s-ish paint job. This Galaxie seems pretty thoroughly trashed, but still… orange and yellow?

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  • Andy D Andy D on Feb 19, 2011

    It was a 63 Galaxie, Obbop. I've been to Mayberry twice and would still go if my car show hadn't changed venues. Mt. Airy NC is a neat ol' place.

  • Moparman426W Moparman426W on Feb 21, 2011

    Between 58-60 the fords had the same engines and drivelines, 59-64 used the same chassis. engines and drivelines remained the same from 58 to 64, only in 61 the 390 version of the FE engine was introduced, 62 the 406 version was introduced. They were the same engine as the 332/352 FE, only difference being bore and stroke. And the familiar Y block was available from 58-62. So what makes the 60 model bad and the other years tough?

  • Alan I would think Ford would beef up the drive line considering the torque increase, horse power isn't a factor here. I looked at a Harrop supercharger for my vehicle. Harrop offered two stages of performance. The first was a paltry 100hp to the wheels (12 000AUD)and the second was 250hp to the wheels ($20 000 (engine didn't rev harder so torque was significantly increased)). The Stage One had no drive line changes, but the Stage Two had drive line modifications. My vehicle weighs roughly the same as a full size pickup and the 400'ish hp I have is sufficient, I had little use for another 100 let alone 250hp. I couldn't see much difference in the actual supercharger setup other than a ratio change for the drive of the supercharger, so that extra $8 000 went into the drive line.
  • ToolGuy Question: F-150 FP700 ( Bronze or Black) supercharger kit is legal in 50 states, while the Mustang supercharger kit is banned in California -- why??
  • ToolGuy Last picture: Labeling the accelerator as "play" and the brake pedal as "pause" might be cute, but it feels wrong. It feels wrong because it is wrong, and it is wrong because Calculus.Sidebar: I have some in-laws who engage the accelerator and brake on a binary on/off all-in basis. So annoying as a passenger.Drive smoothly out there. 🙂
  • Johnny ringo It's an interesting vehicle, I'd like to see VW offer the two row Buzz in the states also.
  • Chuck Norton And guys are having wide spread issues with the 10 speed transmission with the HP numbers out of the factory......