View Full Version : 1964 Ford Galaxie Hearse

Michael Granoth
05-03-2009, 08:46 PM

Mike Stevens
05-03-2009, 09:02 PM
Many years ago I owned a 64 Galaxie. The 64s have some side body sculpturing. This car shows slab sides. With the outer door handles set high on the door and the flat sides I think this is a 62 style body. Did National use old stock piled bodies to build from? I would want to check the VIN on this one. It is a nice ride no matter the year. I don't know how flexible your state is about the paperwork and the vehicle not matching but I know mine has no sense of humor about this stuff. If it comes from out of state they inspect it here. It had better be right.
How many others think this is not a 64?

Michael Lee
05-03-2009, 11:35 PM
I had a 62 in high school and many parts from that one looks like my 62

John Burchfield
05-05-2009, 09:18 AM
The front clip appears to be that of a '62. I suspect the seller just listed '64 by mistake.

Kevin Kocur
07-18-2009, 09:21 PM
It's on Ebay now. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140333526755&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:Watchlink:middle:us)

Ron Devies
07-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Was this a combo? No seats that I can see but it seems to have cabinetry.:confused:

Tony Karsnia
07-21-2009, 10:28 AM
Went to check this car out in person. Got lots of great detail photos of both the interior and exterior. What a gem that's been in hiding for many years!

Found inside the car was an original tag from National, stating the car was sold through Klasse Sales in Westbrook, MN. Klasse's were the local Ford dealer, owned the furniture store, and yes, the funeral home.

The car is a straight end-load hearse, but as Ron points out, does have interior cabinets. I wondered if perhaps National offered one type of interior that was used for ambulances and hearses; the only difference being floor rollers and lack of jump seats when specified as a hearse...? I also suspect this car may have been used as an ambulance (Westbrook being the very small town it is, this car would have served the purpose just fine the way it is!), hence the cabinets.

Attempts are being made to track down people who might have some answers to questions relating to the car's service life.

Cary Livingston
07-21-2009, 11:25 AM
Tony, Thanks for going to check out this car. Would love to have some high resolution pix of this one of a kind car, could you email me some or post here? Thanks!

Tony Karsnia
07-21-2009, 11:43 AM
Can do both. Have pix on my home computer so will access them when I get home later.

Tony Karsnia
07-21-2009, 09:23 PM
Seeing a rare old girl like this hiding in a barn out in the counrty only adds to the nostalgia! :cool:

Tony Karsnia
07-21-2009, 09:29 PM
She came out for some pictures.

Tony Karsnia
07-21-2009, 09:36 PM
It is difficult to stop clicking the camera when a rare gem like this is located!

Tony Karsnia
07-21-2009, 09:42 PM
Not everyday we get to examine an old National...

Tony Karsnia
07-21-2009, 09:48 PM
OK, a few more...

Cary Livingston
07-21-2009, 11:12 PM
Thanks Tony! I was hoping that someone from your neck of the woods would get a chance to take some better pix of this car. Now to hope it finds a good PCS home :)

Doug Kelley
07-22-2009, 08:24 AM
Thanks for taking the time and sharing the photo's !!!