This 1961 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner is a classic cruising convertible with a big V8, plenty of old-school flair, a terrific color combo, and an A/C interior. But what you'll really find attractive is the quality presentation seen over every inch of this restored drop-top. It had to be in top condition or else it would not have been held in the private collection of one of the best classic Ford gurus around.
Long and sleek, this is the classic American droptop that instantly conveys .....
speed and elegance. The black paint really drives home this feeling. The trim tag tells us this is a factory Raven Black car, and it has been restored to one of the highest standards you are ever going to find. That's because it was restored to live up to an expert's level of scrutiny. Dennis Carpenter was in the classic Ford parts and restoration business for decades. He built a reputation for quality, and this car comes out of his private collection. In fact, it has been held in long-term care because he purchased it in the early 1980s. So if it was up to his standards, we bet you're going to be impressed, too. All the brightwork is quite good: the bumpers have a mirror shine, the intricate grille is complete, and the rear panel artfully fills the space in-between the jet-inspired taillights. We especially love the full-length side trim. It's an elegant style that emphasizes the straightness of the sheet metal. It ends in a sporty and bright ribbed panel that joins with the rear fender skirts to deliver a detailed sleekness that can't help but attract attention - no matter if it's on the highway or parked in your own collection.
The crisp white convertible top gives this one a timelessly attractive contrast against the paint and goes great with the white walls. But with the flip of a switch, it gets even better. The top powers down to give you a distinctive interior. You still get the same appeal as the white roof, but now that's an accent that's intertwined with a bold red. The best standard means plush carpeting, detailed door panels, a smooth dash, and inviting upholstery on this full-size Ford. You'll love all the details, like the working courtesy lights, Ford crest floor mats, working AM radio, and color-matched convertible boot. It's the kind of car you're going to want to show off, and also there will be plenty of family and friends that will want to go for a ride. So we're quite pleased to see the classic-style air conditioning unit under the dash that helps keep everyone cool even on sunny days.
Under the hood is Ford's big 390 cubic-inch V8. It's believed to be the original powerhouse for this vehicle, and when it comes from the Carpenters, that belief holds a lot of confidence. While this is a big V8 with a four-barrel carburetor on top, it also remembers to be a proper premium Ford. So you'll love how the torque-filled powerhouse is also one of the quietest and smoothest American classics you're ever going to come across. It's just another one of the many signs of the superior work and care this Sunliner has received. The power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, and a cloud-like ride are all about making sure you'll happily cruise this classic when the mood strikes you.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, service manual, and paperwork showing this is a long-time South Carolina car. Dennis knew what the best looked like, so you know this is your chance at something quite special. Call now!