Ford launched the Galaxie in 1958 to capitalize on America’s awe of all things NASA - and space-related. It was a key part of Ford’s US line-up until its demise in 1974, and was also produced in Ford Australia’s Homebush facility from 1964 to 1968.
This beautiful red example was originally imported into New Zealand by Ford parts specialist Ajay’s, in Waihi, to be used as a wedding car. When that business venture came to an end, Bob Boniface managed to take ownership of the vehicle with only 37,000 original miles (59,545km) on its odo.
Bob was quick to use his connections to bring the Galaxie back to near-perfect condition. The underside of the car was blasted and painted black, with a panel beater sorting out a few minor panel issues, and then giving the Galaxie a full paint job in the original red. The car’s interior is still in full original condition, which Bob describes as “Near concours condition”. The car certainly hasn’t just been a garage queen, though, and, despite the low mileage, it has been enjoyed immensely on road trips around the North Island, providing a comfortable and plenty-powerful ride. The Galaxie comes with a recent valuation by Craig Johnson Automotive Expressions of $58K.