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No photo available.  221. VIN 2J69Z173441, BODY 76B, COLOR M, TRIM 86, DATE 12G, DSO BLANK, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Comments: Submitted by John C. Beard "Sr.", 01/30/2007.


222. VIN 2J62X107583, BODY 54A, COLOR ZM, TRIM 14, DATE 27J, DSO BLANK, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Comments: I found this car at a local salvage yard. With a straight body and all good glass, I wasn't about to let this one go to the crusher. So, I did some trading and brought it home. The tag shows it to have a 2V 352 and 3.00 gears. I found it to have a 4V 390 and 4.11 gears. Presently, I am using this one for parts. Submitted by Brian Spaeth, 01/31/2007.
Email: mbtree@pldi.net
Registry Note: Great Save Brian. There is a classified page on this Registry site if you want to sell or swap any of the parts you don't need.


No photo available.  223. VIN 2J65Z110716, BODY 76A, COLOR Z, TRIM 34, DATE 06K, DSO BLANK, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Options: Pwr brakes, push button radio, pwr steering, pwr windows, seat belts.
Comments: Barely a driver at this time but a very solid, never been hit car to restore w/ only a little rust in 1 wheel well. This will be fun! Submitted by Shannon & Frank Trout, 02/06/2007.


224. VIN 2P51G197075, BODY 62B, COLOR F, TRIM 22, DATE 01V, DSO BLANK, AXLE 9, TRANS 5
Comments: The 1962 is in great condition, however it has been painted black, I am going to take back to the original color, interior included.. This is one fast beast! Any buyers I will listen... Submitted by Ronald P Zingale, 02/06/2007.
Email: nowaustin@austin.rr.com


225. VIN 2E63W139899, BODY 65A, COLOR V, TRIM 39, DATE 07M, DSO blank, AXLE 1, TRANS 3
Comments: This 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 4 door hardtop is from Nashville, Tennessee. It has a rebuilt 312 Thunderbird engine only 3300 miles. New tires, New dual exhaust, painted Viper Red 4 years ago. It is speculated that this car was once owned by country singer Lynn Anderson (I never promised you a rose garden) but as yet there is no documentation to support that claim.

Seen on eBay. Photo and edited description used with permission of seller. Submitted by Paul, 02/11/2007.


226. VIN 2P62W158085, BODY 54A, COLOR H, TRIM 12, DATE 15C, DSO BLANK, AXLE 6, TRANS 1
Options: Hopefully a huge helping of courage.
Comments: Going out a warrior but proudly serving as an organ donor first. She is being stripped and parts are being sold. The owner states that this great old Galaxie will be entered in demolition derby's this summer. Submitted by Paul, 02/11/2007.


227. VIN 2E51V181982, BODY 62B, COLOR A, TRIM 25, DATE 02C, DSO 23, AXLE 6, TRANS 1
Comments: Burnt front and possibly bad frame. Not much to work with unless parts can be found!!! Submitted by Doug Blain , Parker, PA, 02/11/2007.
Email: dabdug@earthlink.net


228. VIN 2J65V159767, BODY 76A, COLOR A, TRIM 85, DATE 23D, DSO blank, AXLE 1, TRANS 5
Comments: This was the parade car at the James Dean Festival In Fairmont, Indiana. in 1999. It took 1st place. I have the trophy and paper work as proof and a letter from Winton Dean. Dale
Registry Note: Winton Dean is the father of James Dean. The James Dean Festival Car Show held every September in Fairmont, Indiana, James Dean's home town, is from time to time featured on My Classic Car on The Speed Channel. Submitted by Paul, 02/12/2007.


No photo available.  229. VIN 2G74X105730, BODY 71C, COLOR J, TRIM 75, DATE 13J, DSO 0013, AXLE A, TRANS 4
Comments: Submitted by BRIAN & PAULINE SCHAACK, 02/22/2007.


230. VIN 2J65Z109596, BODY 76A, COLOR A, TRIM 35, DATE 04K, DSO blank, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Options: Radio
Comments: Seen on eBay.  Car located in Florida.  Needs work.  Submitted by Paul, 03/04/2007.


231. VIN 2U65X110559, BODY 76A, COLOR E, TRIM 32, DATE 31A, DSO blank, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Comments: 56000 mi, restored, found on ebay.  Submitted by Paul, 03/10/2007.


232. VIN 2G67Z182017, BODY 65B, COLOR A, TRIM 85, DATE 08E, DSO 41, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Options: 390, 4 speed. Restored factory correct Tri-Power. P&P Steel heads SS,CJ valves. New Ford adjustable rockers. Cam research hydraulic cam. Quality harmonic balancer, windage tray. High vol. oil mods and pump. Deep sump oil pan. All ARP fasteners. Rebushed Ford Lemans rods and TRW FT pistons. Petronix ign. Holley F pump. Factory shorty cast headers. Re-cored radiator. Top loader 4spd. Mr Gasket shifter, and nine inch rear end.
Comments: Mechanicaly renewed 3 years ago and interior. Car is very solid and straight, beautiful interior. Found on ebay. Submitted 03/17/2007 by Paul.


No photo available.  233. VIN 2E65X178055, BODY 76A, COLOR H, TRIM 32, DATE 22B, DSO 11, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Comments: A friend of mine brought me a packet of printed pages he had gotten from your web site so I thought I'd give it a visit. I was interested in the story about your first Galaxie. I, too, am the proud owner of Henry's pride and joy for '62. My baby is a Galaxie Sunliner convertible. Dark blue. White top, with blue and white interior and a 352 under the hood.

My car has been in my family since 1965. Dad bought it used from an agent of his who had bought it new in Leominster, Massachusetts. I was just 16 and getting my license. I drove the car all through high school then went away to the" flat lands" of Ohio for college. The car was well taken care of by my mother and sister for two years. Being a pragmatic New Englander my father must have gotten tired of paying for plane fare between Massachusetts and Ohio, so he made me a deal I couldn't refuse. If I would pay to have the brakes fixed and front end "tightened up" he would give me the car. This is in the summer of 1969, so Id be able to drive the "Bearmobile", as it came to be known, back to college in the fall. I drove it the for the remaining two years of school, got married in it, went on my honeymoon in it, drove my wife to the hospital for our first child in it...wow, the things I've done in that car!!

After moving to Northeast Ohio and using the old girl sparingly, I put her in a garage waiting for the day I could fix her up. That day has finally come. A year ago I began dismantling that same '62 Sunliner. The frame is now out from under the body and almost ready to be sandblasted. People tell me I'm crazy, that I could buy one "just like it" for a lot less than I'll have in finishing this one. Guess they don't understand the sentimental value in restoring THE car I used to drive in high school. It must take a true car nut to understand that feeling.

Sorry for rambling. I just really wanted to tell you I'm glad I found your registry, and I'll probably be using some of the valuable information I've found.

Thanks for your interest in old cars and '62 Galaxies in particular.
Ted Snow
Submitted by Edward R. Snow Jr. (Ted), 03/17/2007.

Registry Note: ""Guess they don't understand the sentimental value in restoring THE car I used to drive in high school. It must take a true car nut to understand that feeling." Yes!!!


No photo available.  234. VIN 2P62W131781, BODY 54A, COLOR V, TRIM 39, DATE 09M, DSO blank, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Comments: I bought the car out of a field for $250 and I am in the process of resoring the car. I love the car. Submitted by Dustin Baldwin, 03/25/2007.


No photo available.  235. VIN 2J65X127693, BODY 76A, COLOR J, TRIM 35, DATE 08M, DSO blank , AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Options: Electric roof, elec. seat, power brakes, rear fender skirts, power steering, push button radio.
Comments: Car is in very good condition, driven on a regular basis, drive interstate to work at times, have updated to disc brakes, updated suspension front and back, fitted alternator, halogen head lights, had complete suspension and brake overhaul. Drives treat, family loves the car. Would like to update steering box to a later model any ideas? Have owned this car for about 7 years. Bought it from a guy who imported it about ten years prior. It had Colorado collecter plates on it 40B88. Said it was a one owner car. After I bought it I did an undercarriage resto and up date. Car resides in Melbourne, Australia. Submitted by LEWIS TSONAS, 03/31/2007.


236. VIN 2G65X133646, BODY 76A, COLOR J, TRIM 35, DATE 11M, DSO blank, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Options: Power Steering
Comments: This car has been in the family since the late 60s. First my brother owned it. When he decided to sell it, dad bought it and started fixing it up. Then it set in a barn for 14 years. When he decided to sell, we bought it. We painted the body, put on a new top, rebuilt the engine and had the trans rebuilt and seats recovered. We enjoyed it for several years. Then it was put in the barn for 11 years. Don't ever try to protect a stored vehicle by covering it with a plastic tarp, it holds in moisture bad. As of April 2007 it is back in my shop for another resurection. Submitted by Don & Pam Phillippe, Cosby, Missouri on 04/06/2007.
Email: phillippe@bbwi.net


No photo available.  237. VIN 2E63G185252, BODY 65A, COLOR J, TRIM 35, DATE 09C, DSO 12, AXLE 9, TRANS 5
Comments: Original toploader 4 speed has been replaced by a race-prepped C6. Original 406 tri-power supposedly now contains many power updates including a roller cam. Very, very healthy sounding. Purchased the car several years ago at GoodGuys in Indianapolis. Previous owner had planned to campaign the car in Nostalgia SS class. Car is currently wearing black paint, and original front seat has been replaced with a drag bucket. Car is very straight and solid with the exception of some rust in the bottom of the doors and rear quarters. A real survivor. Pictures will be submitted at a later date. Submitted by Randy Abner, 04/07/2007.


No photo available.  238. VIN 2D63G149220, BODY 65A, COLOR BM, TRIM 17, DATE 21E, DSO 62, AXLE 5, TRANS 2
Comments: Submitted by Dallas Grumbles, 04/17/2007.


No photo available.  239. VIN 2W69X132416, BODY 76B, COLOR M, TRIM 82, DATE 30D, DSO 34, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Options: Cruise-O-Matic, power steering, power brakes, AM radio, rear speaker, dealer air, clock, elecric wipers/washers, stainless steel skirts, b.u. lights, engine dress-up kit, dual exhaust. air shocks, tinted glass.
Comments: Exceptionally straight rust free body. Excellent paint. New top, (blue,) upholstery, carpet, armrests. Good chrome, stainless. Submitted by Maurice W. Wright, 04/19/2007.


240. VIN 2E69X250283, BODY 76B, COLOR T, TRIM 85, DATE 24G, DSO 11, AXLE 1, TRANS 4
Comments: This Galaxie 500 XL Sunliner was located at Pull-A-Part in Conley, Georgia as of March, 2007. Submitted by Arthur Ash III, 04/22/2007.
Email: arthur@tbirdregistry.com

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