Sunday, March 29, 2009

1965 Custom 500

This is our classic car. It is a 1965 Custom 500. It's in the Galaxie family with a little different body design. My husband is the second owner of this car. He purchased it in August of 2003 for $580. The car was originally purchased in October of 1965 from A.B.C. Motors, Inc. in Cliffside NJ for $2,018. The man traded in a 1958 Ford Tudor for this car giving him a $218 credit towards it's purchase. It was owned by the same man until it was passed on to his son. His son stored it in a barn until deciding to sell it in 2003.
When Eddie bought it, he changed the motor and we headed out on road trips with it as soon as we could. There was originally a 6 cyl engine with standard transmission. Eddie changed it to a 302 automatic. Over the past six years he has worked on it a little bit here and there. He has worked on the body taking care of rust spots. He replaced the gas tank, putting the new one in the trunk. He added moon hubcaps. He wants to keep it relatively stock in appearance, but just clean it up a bit. In addition to taking the car to many local car shows, we have taken it to a local drive in movie theater several times. We have gone the the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Ben and Jerry's Factory, Covered Bridges of Vermont, day trips around Vermont and NY and to the coast of Maine. It is fun to own a little piece of the era that my husband and I were born in. He was born in 1963 and I was born in 1964.

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