1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL CabrioletSOLD

Formerly owned by Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. Property of the Peter Black Car Collection

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Estimate 12,000 - 20,000 Euros
Result (incl.) 19,975 Euros

Engine: V8, 390ci, 300bhp at 4,600rpm; Gearbox: three speed automatic; Brakes: four wheel drum; Suspension: front, independent, rear, live axle. Right hand drive.

Model history

Ford introduced the Galaxie in 1959. It was always a model which was offered in a variety of configurations, ranging from Sedans and Country Squire Wagons to Convertibles and even with removable hard tops, as well as a host of optional extras from power seats to air conditioning. Along the way the pillarless 'Starliner' styling was added to the range, then different interior trim options as the model came into its own.

Originally, engines ranged from a 200hp 292 cubic inch to a 300hp 352 cubic inch V8, but progressively this was broadened at both ends with a six cylinder 'Mileage Maker' option joining the line up and then increasingly large V8s developed for the car, which would lead it to competitive use.

After two years the model underwent a re-style which was commended with awards from the Centro per L'Alta Moda Italiana, meaning 'functional expression of classic beauty'.

By 1964 when this car was built, the range consisted of 16 bodystyles, the interior was entirely revised and a new grill and panel design arrived.

Specific history of this car

The early history of this Ford Galaxie Convertible is not known, until the late 1970s it is documented as having been purchased by Mick Jagger in 1978.

That same year would see The Stones touring America and the release of their latest album 'Some Girls', with hits such as 'Miss you' and 'Shattered'. While through his ownership of the car, the albums 'Tattoo You' and 'Undercover' were released and in 1982 the group toured Europe.

After 5 years, Jagger sold the car and it was offered as a prize by The Sun Newspaper in the U.K. It was later sold at auction in Leeds in the U.K. when it was purchased for a British Collection where it has remained ever since.

A right hand drive example the Ford is today in presentable order. It has been repainted at some stage, but this now shows some age while the interior is probably the original, and retains its gold beading bands to the seats.

The car is running but not currently U.K. road taxed.

Reference Number 6948

as of 2/1/2007

Overview
Car 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Cabriolet
VIN 47 OA 88 1 RO 78808 
Exterior / Interior Color      Light Blue /      Blue 
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