Spotted in the Wild: Ford Galaxie 500


A piece of sixties Americana spotted in West London.

West London exotic car spotting is usually a mixture of modern Porsches, Aston Martins and the odd Ferrari or Lamborghini.  Classic cars are far less common, and even rarer still is spotting this Ford Galaxie 500 convertible. This car stands out even more for being right-hand drive.

At this point my knowledge of early sixties American cars starts to run out and the owner wasn't around for me to ask them about it.  A consultation of Google and Wikipedia tells me that this example was built  somewhere between 1960 and 1964 but I'm not sure exactly which year. Perhaps my American colleague Jamie Wolfcale will be able to enlighten me?