Ford introduced the Galaxie in 1959 in the midst of the space race era. The Galaxie was the company's top-of-the-line offering and featured a V-8 engine, an abundance of chrome, updated trim and Thunderbird-inspired design elements.
This example is a Club Victoria, identified by its clean, pillarless hardtop. The car was originally sold to a family in Portland, Oregon.
Currently, the car has just over 55,000 original miles on the odometer. It has been refinished in the original Colonial White and rides on a set of period-correct Goodyear tires. There are a number of factory-delivered accessories including the sunray hubcaps, bumperettes and a rear deck antenna. Inside, there is a radio and working clock, and a General Electric 40-channel CB radio mounted beneath the dashboard.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell for $35,000 - $50,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $22,000 including buyer's premium.