1964 Galaxie 500 2 Door Hard Top Provenance
Car owner Hal Meggison shared a few interesting facts on his beloved gem which he’s showing at the at this year’s Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport.
- Same owner for 40 years. Purchased off a lot in 1975 in Winston-Salem, NC. Had 111,000 Miles on it. Assume I am second owner.
- 289 small block engine with Ford Cruise-O-Matic transmission.
- Meticulously maintained. Daily driver through 1992, weekend driver afterwards. Stored from 2002 due to personal disability.
- Did ground up restoration from 2013 through 2016. Every last nut and bolt.
- Builder is Marc Paul of Crown Customs in San Francisco. His work has been published in Rodders Journal and other magazines and books in both the United States and the U.K. He also won the Sheriff’s Choice award at Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada and the Fat Fender award at Good Guys All American.
- Paint is factory correct Wimbledon White exterior with red interior dash by Carlos Arroyo & Sons of San Francisco. Arroyo is nationally known for his work, especially among low-riders.
- Bilstein shocks, new drums, shoes and pads by Marc Grech of Allied Engine in San Francisco. He works almost exclusively on old cars, and all I can say is that he knows more about your car than you do. Phenomenal mechanic.
- All exterior trim, stainless, glass and bumpers are original to car and were refurbished during rebuild (except new windshield, fender darts, door handles, and side mirror).
- Transmission rebuilt during recent rebuild.
- Engine previously rebuilt at 155k miles = 42k miles on rebuilt engine. Refurbished during restoration but no need for rebuild. Still running very strong. All engine parts are FoMoCo parts.
- All interior redone using “factory correct” parts from Dearborn, Mac’s, and AuotoKrafters.
- Upgrades include addition of power steering and power brakes, electronic ignition, dual exhaust, and audio.