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#308 of 310 Re: new purchases of the 1963 ford galaxie 500 w/model car [andre1969]
Dec 14, 2007 (10:13 am)
Thank you andre1969 and shiftright. Have a great weekend. sissydog
#309 of 310 Re: new purchases of the 1963 ford galaxie 500 w/model car [sissydog]
Dec 14, 2007 (10:47 am)
I actually have one of those, a promotional model of a 63 Galaxie convertible. I've had several promo models over the years, I've sold most of them as I prefer European diecast cars. I don't know if production numbers exist for these models, but they are not particularly rare, and they do have some decent value for a toy car. They are worth much more if they are boxed. Color has a significant impact as well. I'd reference completeted ebay sales to get a sense of the market - and make sure condition and color are equal in your comparison.
And as others mention, some of the later musclecar promos are worth more, as well as some 50s cars. The mid 60s seem to be the most common.
EDIT - in fact, here's a pic of the Galaxie promo along with a 62 T-Bird
See more Car Pictures at CarSpace.com
#310 of 310 Re: [speedshift]
Oct 11, 2009 (5:16 am)
Back in the spring of '75 my dad bought a new car. He had a '74 Impala that was sucking back gas and was huge, really too big for city driving. We went to the local AMC dealer for the first time in my memory and they showed us two cars: a Hornet Sportabout, their wagon style, and a new Pacer that had come out only recently. I drove them both and there was quite a difference. The Pacer was much more GM-like inside, and was quieter and smoother, but it was more expensive. It was definitely wider than the Hornet. Dad ended up going for the Hornet, beige with a brown plaid interior with woven plastic upholstery or some such thing -- the interior was really the worst part of the car, quite primitive looking and very cheaply made with lots of exposed screwheads, moldings that didn't fit right, and a hard plastic tray running under the`dash. But I have to say, it was a great car to drive. The 258 six-cylinder moved it quite well and the car handled really well too. That may have been due to the Goodyear Polysteel tires it came with as much as anything.
It was pretty basic: auto, PS PB, AM radio, and a roof rack. I remember they had two on the lot: the one we bought, which originally had bias-ply tires, and a white one with a black interior, that had the Polysteels but no roof rack. Dad wanted the roof rack and the radials, so they swapped wheels and tires from the white car. The only problem we had was that the valve cover leaked oil almost from day one. When he took it in to get that dealt with, I was surprised that they replaced the valve cover with a different design. The one it had originally was very rectangular in shape at the top, while the new one was more rounded in that area.