Illustration for article titled 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen another nice Galaxie 500 in this series, but that was a hardtop. Convertible time!

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Illustration for article titled 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
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The Galaxie 500 was the middle-of-the-road trim level for the full-sized Ford in 1964; much spiffier than the Custom but not quite as glitzed-out as the Galaxie 500XL. You got a 260-cubic-inch V8 as standard Galaxie 500 equipment, but a few bucks more would buy you the 289 or 390.

Illustration for article titled 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible

Detroit needs to bring back badging that looks like this! And I don't mean that faux-chrome plastic stuff- I mean genuine low-bidder peely-ass chrome and won't-stay-shiny-for-long aluminum, like in the old days!

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