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Trade my Rocket bird for a Galaxie 500 XL Conv.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speedchop, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Speedchop
    Joined: Jul 7, 2013
    Posts: 81

    from Sweden

    I need some advice on this one. I have a Thunderbird 62 hardtop and I just got a trade offer for a 1965 Galaxie 500 XL convertible. I kinda like both cars even if I'm into the mild custom thingie.. However, a convertible is still a convertible... Both cars in similar condition. in Sweden the Galaxie would be valued slightly higher, at least from a monetary perspective.

    Any advice on how to deal with this is highly appreciated and no, can't afford both ;)

    Cheers/ Speedy
  2. Peelout30
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 140

    from Missouri

    If you see yourself selling the galaxie it would make sense for the monetary difference, but if you love your t-bird that can be worth more personally in 65 when ford changed the styling of the galaxie it wasn't for the better. There are worse problems to have in life though (haha) good luck
  3. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495


    Keep the Bird. Custom from the factory. And what Peelout30 said about style change.
  4. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I am a convertible fan. I would go that way if it was me. Convert will be worth more in the long run.

  5. williamtunnell
    Joined: Sep 15, 2013
    Posts: 36


    Id do the trade if you're convinced the cars are in similar condition. A convertible Galaxy will always out-value a T-bird of those years. It would be a good trade down the road ...that is unless your Thunderbird has some family or sentimental value. If it did, I assume you wouldn't be considering the trade. Do you have pictures of them?

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  6. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 711

    Yutan Flash
    from Gretna, NE

    If it were a '60-'64 Galaxie convertible in the same condition I'd trade in a heartbeat because I'm partial to them, but because I've had my '63 T-bird since 1981, sentimentality has me really fubar'ed. Trade for the '65 only if it were in better condition.
  7. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,133

    from Central IL

    From a custom point of view. A 62 Bird In my opinion is a much cooler design, with a lot more potential than a 64 Galaxie, This bird for example, didn't take much work to make a nice mild custom. I don't know if you could ever make a 64 Galaxie look this nice, but that's just my opinion.

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  8. Speedchop
    Joined: Jul 7, 2013
    Posts: 81

    from Sweden

    Thanks for the input!! Much appreciated :) Eventually decided to keep the 'ol Bird. It carries no sentimental value nor will it bring in the heavy dough but, I really like the design and it's really unique. I also get to finalize my plans on a mild custom not unlike what Russco posted :) Besides, the kids love it...

    Cheers/ Speedy

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