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Here's a car I always dreamed of owning - https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1962- ... ie-500-27/

My first car was '62 Galaxie w/ a wimpy 223 and three on the column. When I found out about this model later, my heart started pounding.

Looking back on all of it, my '63 Comet is really a mix of stylings from this, my fave '65 Cyclone and the car we owned when I was a kid, a '57 Custom 300. This would be the front view, Cyclone the middle, 300 the rear wing view. Three-for-one sale that captures many fond memories :)

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Beautiful!
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If it were just one year older and a starliner then I would be all in. But not a fan of that formal roof line.
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Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:49 pm
If it were just one year older and a starliner then I would be all in. But not a fan of that formal roof line.
'61 Starliner w/ HP 390 6-V would be very cool. Have you ever seen one w/ a T-10?
I don't believe I have but believe they were available starting in '61.

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I have seen them with 4 speeds, but I do not know if they were originally 4 speeds.
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Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:28 pm
I have seen them with 4 speeds, but I do not know if they were originally 4 speeds.
I had to hunt this down and post it- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJYuQEJ0e30

A Starliner really needs a Cammer to move. I pulled out a tape to measure the interior of my Comet; 51" wide on front bench. My Lincoln MKC is 48". The Starliner is very wide and heavy. I don't think modern parking lots would accommodate a Galaxie of any year. :(

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I remember seeing John Vermessh’s cammer powered ‘61 Starliner, it was cool but what was cooler is when he was towing his cammer powered ski boat behind it. I also have seen a few Cammers when I visited Art Chrisman, he had a reputation for building some potent 427’s.
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A/FX wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2023 9:25 pm
I remember seeing John Vermessh’s cammer powered ‘61 Starliner, it was cool but what was cooler is when he was towing his cammer powered ski boat behind it. I also have seen a few Cammers when I visited Art Chrisman, he had a reputation for building some potent 427’s.
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Vermessh is in my car club. His wife has a super cool old school camper that is themed in "I love Lucy" stuff. She has brought it to our shows a few times. Also John is who made the original cross over headers from when I first put the cleveland in my Cyclone. His orange starliner is one of my earliest influences in the car hobby.

His wifes camper, of course pulled around by a badass wagon.
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How cool is that! Glad to hear he is still around and playing with cars. I remember he was involved with the factory and the performance offerings, and of course Total Performance his personal company.
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Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2023 10:23 pm
His orange starliner is one of my earliest influences in the car hobby.
No wonder you have an affinity for that year and model! :mrgreen:
My memories go back to keeping my right foot planted to the floor w/ a 223 :lol:
That is a beautiful wagon. :D

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‘64 Cyclone/ Boss 302,quads,4spd, Winters 9”

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A/FX wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2023 12:05 am
Wayne Carini has a nice ‘61
https://youtu.be/He72xdkYrS0?si=H54MLhwMSG1ZqXur
That's the ticket, Jim! 👍

Top dog in '61. 6V induction w/ a T-10. Mr. Carini scoffs it off a bit but this was Ford NASCAR for the year w/ 4V induction. Did very well w/ the roofline. The '62, not as aerodynamic and lost ground a bit w/ the larger 406 but held it's on in the quarter-mile runs.

Thanks for posting this one.

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That’s one cool machine!! 406/4 speed FTW!
Yeah too bad it’s a box top……

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