Recently picked up this 1959 Galaxie for $2500. Buddy of mine named it Maybelline, seems to fit. Got it as a project to make my own, with the plan being for a mild custom, if i can manage to repair all the other things needing repair first. Overall, car is fairly solid, but has some rust in some difficult places to repair. Both rockers need replacing, the inner right rear quarter is shot, as well as the right trunk floor and right trunk opening weatherstrip channel. Bottom of drivers side door is swiss cheese, as well as under the battery, and the front inner hood is rusted through in some areas. And oddly, it is rusted through on the underside of the drivers side rain gutter. It's missing some trim, so I'll have to track those down, if I choose to reuse the trim. It was also missing the door glass from both sides, so I got those off of eBay, not for the glass but mainly for the chrome trim that goes around the glass. Those seem to be unobtanium. The glass is easily replaced. Interior needs a total re-do, as well as general bodywork/paint. Was considering possibly frenching the backup lights, shaving the handles and most trim other than the side trim, as the pot-metal stuff is pretty pitted, and maybe extending the brow over the headlights and making a tube grille. Also planning on narrowing and tucking the bumpers, to make them fit better. Original colors were Colonial White and Indian Turquoise, but some prior owner thought it was a good idea to spray bomb the car red and black, and they were quite thorough about it. Mechanically, it has a 332 with a Cruise-o-matic and a 9 inch. The plan is to keep it that way, as the car will be just a cruiser. But the engine smokes some, so I'm a little worried I may have to overhaul it. Not looking forward to that. Will try a good tune-up first. It is a factory A/C car, as well as factory power brakes and steering (still the brakes feel heavy). I've heard that the power brakes are a bit of a rarity, but parts for the under dash booster are impossible to find. Only booster rebuild kit I've found is for a Thunderbird, and fitment for a Galaxie isn't guaranteed. I've already gotten a universal booster with GM master to replace it with, and will be converting the front to discs, probably with a Scarebird kit. Also need to rebuild the steering, as its leaking like a siv. Hard part seems to be that many of the mechanicals were unique to 1959, so those from 57-58 or even 60 don't work, and those for 1959's are hard to find. Because of this, considering a Borgeson steering conversion as well, but I'm open to advice from those with more experience than myself on parts interchangability and fitment.