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Well Darn I bought another car, original paint
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Well I guess I missed a dose of my meds for preventing me from buying cars.
A friend saw a sign posted in a store about 30 minutes from me for a rust free 1959  Fairlane 500 Galaxie Tudor Hardtop for sale. If you know the 59 you know there is no such thing as rust free, lol. This car came from New Mexico. Was bought off Ebay in 2007 and was a running and driving car with no issues mechanically. The interior was of course baked from the desert but still there. They had lowered the car with blocks put chrome wheels on and custom exhaust.
It is a pretty rare model having an FE engine and not a Y block. He said it is a 332 CI engine but I thought they only had 352 FE then. It was a 3 speed with overdrive.
The guy that bought it is a very wealthy man and has an unbelievable probably 4,000 sq. ft. garage under his beautiful home for the cars. He has a full time mechanic that takes care of his cars. From 1930's to a 70 BB Chevelle. He even has the 1957 Ford Ranchero that Ford gave to AJ Foyt as a gift. 57 T-Bird, 59 vet, 62 vet, 50 Ford coupe, 36 Ford coupe, 56 Ford Crown Victoria, couple 1959 and on and on.
He found another 59 Ford he liked better and only took the 3 speed and pedals out of this car.
So me being the sucker for a great rust free car I bought it yesterday. I have to bolt the front control arms back on and get it brought home. It comes with an extra trunk, hood, and engine and some other miscellaneous parts.
As everyone knows I have way more projects than I can do so I am going to sell this one as is. It will be a rolling chassis with the engine and trans out. I think I have another three speed and overdrive I can throw in but I do not have the clutch brake assembly and would have to locate one.
I do not think you will find a 59 in better shape and would make a beautiful restore or custom build.
I did put up on lift and there is not a rust hole in the floor at all. There is small area on the front fender bottom and small area in rocker box but no big cancers. The car is original factory paint and would be a great candidate for a Barn Find build to leave as is.
The pictures attached were from the original eBay listing 2007 and car has been in climate controlled garage since so no change to condition.
I have got to get some more medication soon these great cars are everywhere. I had gone to Atlanta couple weeks back to get a 73 Mustang couple but he sold 24 hours before I got there thank goodness.
I did get the 4 bolt 351 C 72 block I needed for my 72 Q code build last week.
Let me know if interested in this great 1959 Ford. Can come view at about any time once I get home.
The pictures are scans of the printed eBay post.
Cheers,
David


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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#2
Wow! What a beauty!!!

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Mike

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#3
Very nice indeed, David!

BTW, according to my references, the 332 was available (and used) in the '59.

~BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
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#4
David, figured you had gone off your meds when I read the headline. Nice looking 59, but definitely has a tail pipe treatment I haven’t seen before. At least your shop is built so your nosey neighbor won’t go off about another car there!


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No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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Very nice, I like the '59s. I agree with Steve, unusual tailpipes.



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#6
Hey David, so it looks like you figured out how to scan and post!
Very nice find by the way. I wish we had the same sort of opportunities up here in Canada. Anything worthwhile seems to be a thing of the past unless it's been imported from the US.
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Now to top it off with what most will not believe. I got the car with all the extras parts for $1,500. I could not say no on that price. Never seen one so rust free. Will probably put back together and just sell as is.
David


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#8
Ok got all my work done putting the chain link fence up and took time to clean out the 1959 Galaxie Fairlane 500 and get some pictures. This car is amazing to have little to no rust. I pressure washed the front end and the raw steel is still like new. I pulled the old carpet padding out and trunk liner out and no rust. The residue from the pad is there but no rust, NO HOLES...
So I have located a donor car at the Mustang Junk yard I use so maybe i can get the few missing pieces there.
Now I hope Steve sees this. The code on the VIN tag for Body is 65A. The Ford Parts books I have for 1949 to 1959 do not list that trim option, lol. I was going to make a list of all the trim clips and pick them up at the Charlotte show swap meet this weekend but the parts book does not show this trim configuration. The trim code on the tag is 561 but I think that is interior trim. My parts books are a 1964 issue so it is not like the came out with new model and not in an early parts book.
So if anyone is interested in a very rust free complete not crashed car this would make a great restore get in touch. Will go in garage later this week after I finish pressure wash.
A little trivia about the 1959 Ford. It was offered with a full air ride suspension using air bags and not coil or leaf springs. I have never seen on and that was another of the innovations Ford offered too early and people were afraid of it. I think it was also an option in 1958.
I noticed that only 2 or 3 of the body to frame mounting bolts are still in but do not want to pull the body off. I will put them back and leave alone. Just want to sell it and move on my 72 Q code vert.
David
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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#9
David, I can't believe how rust free that car is considering it's almost 60 years old. I don't have any of my pre 1960 catalogs with me and the oldest fiche I have is 1960-64. I contacted a friend of mine who is going to get my 49-59 catalog out of my storage building in SC and send it to me.
I do know that 65A is the body type code for a 1959 Ford "Galaxie Club Victoria". I believe the Charlotte Auto Fair is this weekend so you should be able drop by Carpenter's and they can figure out the molding and retainers for that body style. I believe all they have at their tent at the track are catalogs and special orders. The 56 (1) is the interior trim code. If you get a chance could you send me a closer picture of your Data plate. When I try to increase the image size in your post the stamped letters become fuzzy. I'd like to see how that 59 was equipped and pass the info to you.
Did they indicate the size of the extra engine? The 332 was a entry level FE engine but was only offered for two years in the car lineup and then was relegated as a medium duty truck engine. That made the 352 the top dog until 61 when the 390 was introduced, excluding the Lincoln derived 430 in the 59 and 60 T Bird's. (The first engine I ever blew up was a 352)! Big Grin

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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(04-03-2018, 09:15 PM)secluff Wrote: David, I can't believe how rust free that car is considering it's almost 60 years old. I don't have any of my pre 1960 catalogs with me and the oldest fiche I have is 1960-64. I contacted a friend of mine who is going to get my 49-59 catalog out of my storage building in SC and send it to me.
I do know that 65A is the body type code for a 1959 Ford "Galaxie Club Victoria". I believe the Charlotte Auto Fair is this weekend so you should be able drop by Carpenter's and they can figure out the molding and retainers for that body style. I believe all they have at their tent at the track are catalogs and special orders. The 56 (1) is the interior trim code. If you get a chance could you send me a closer picture of your Data plate. When I try to increase the image size in your post the stamped letters become fuzzy. I'd like to see how that 59 was equipped and pass the info to you.
Did they indicate the size of the extra engine? The 332 was a entry level FE engine but was only offered for two years in the car lineup and then was relegated as a medium duty truck engine. That made the 352 the top dog until 61 when the 390 was introduced, excluding the Lincoln derived 430 in the 59 and 60 T Bird's. (The first engine I ever blew up was a 352)! Big Grin
Steve,
My good camera died and I tried several times to get a better pic but no way. Here is the info on the plate.
Body, 65A
Color, A, Raven Black
Trim, 561
Date, 13 G
Trans, 2, 3 speed with Overdrive
Axle, 3
It has Power Brakes, see the vacuum canister on the RH A post and the master cyl. is with the parts.
Also has tinted glass.
No PS, No air, No PW.
The extra engine is a 352 2-V. I did not check the casting date code but will take a look.
The PO kept the OD, clutch brake pedals and steering column to go in another 59 that was even more rust free than this one. I have several OD trans but they are all 6 volt except one in a complete 56 Ford I have. I do have a 1963 4 speed I could put in. Also have Std. 3 speed transmission that would fit.
It has the 9" rear of course that came out in 57.
I did find another car for parts just like it for $500 but I do not want to drag in another one. Trying to just buy the parts I need.
This car could be a killer car for sure if it is a model someone wants.
I am going to spend a couple days at the show probably Friday and Saturday to hunt for some Mustang stuff and parts for this one.
The front suspension parts are not easy to find a complete kit. I need rubber parts for sway bar, upper and lower ball joints, the upper and lower A frame bushings and shafts and the tie rod ends and probably Idler arm. Since the front clip is off and everything apart might as well put new back in he tossed most of the old.
Got any friends that might be interested in buying? I do not think you could find a better one to start with. SMS upholstery has all the materials for the interior or you can buy already made.
David


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