Cohort Outtake: 1959 Ford Galaxie – Cleared For Take-off In Finland

Ford 1959 L Deren

Hard to believe, but we have never had a 1959 Ford CC. Well, it’s going to have to wait for another day, but in the meanwhile, we can feast our eyes on this Galaxie ready to pull into this intersection in Riihimäki, Finland, and posted by L.Deren. Now I’ve never been a particular fan of these, despite certain nice details like the classic Ford C-pillar and of course the rocket-launchers on the rear fenders. And I admit they were in some respects more reflective of where  the styling trends was headed in the 60s then either the ’59 GM and Chrysler cars, despite their pretensions of being futuristic. Plenty of folks love ’em, including in Norway. More power to them; preferably FE than Y-block power.