1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner Stands Out on a Trailer, Best Viewed from a Specific Angle

Launched in 1958 as the top Bel Air version and then as a stand-alone series beginning with the 1959 model year, the Impala propelled Chevy to the top of the battle in the American automotive space.

Ford was betting big on its own full-size lineup, too, so 1959 witnessed the debut of the Galaxie. As the top choice in Ford’s offering, the original Galaxie could be had in sedan and hardtop body styles as the carmaker tried to align the new model with the Fairlane 500. The lineup eventually expanded with the Sunliner and the Skyliner convertibles.

Like Chevrolet, Ford wanted to make the Galaxie the right car for everybody. The model was available with a wide range of engines, starting with the 223 six-cylinder and ending with the top 352 V8. The most powerful choice on the Impala in 1959 was the 348, so Chevrolet and Ford were targeting the same audience with nearly the same goodies.

A 1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner landed on eBay recently with a clear mission: to find a new home after “sitting for a while,” as its current owner explains.

The Galaxie is a project, and if you explore the photos, you’ll discover that it looks great from the right angle. Currently parked on a trailer, the vehicle flexes a solid body, especially in the rear part, but the front looks like the owner already started a restoration without finishing it. Some parts have been removed, but there’s no need to worry about missing items. The Galaxie “looks like most of the parts are here,” and the good news is that you’re also getting a bunch of extras as new old stock.

The engine under the hood is the top-of-the-range 352, but it’s unclear if it’s still alive or not. Considering the car has been sitting for years, it’s probably safe to assume that it requires major fixes, so hopefully, it’s not locked up from sitting. The best way to determine the car’s full condition is to make a trip to Dongola, Illinois, where it’s currently waiting for the auction’s end, and see everything in person.

Speaking of the auction, it started a few hours ago with a reserve in place, so the only $500 offer couldn’t unlock it. The car probably costs ten times more, but seller curtsclassics didn’t reveal the reserve’s value, so it’s just a guess on my side.

However, the auction will end in more than five days, so chances are someone will eventually trigger the reserve and give this Galaxie a second chance. The next time you see this car might be at a traffic light on a sunny Sunday

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