When I saw the photos for this next car I first thought it was a Torino…but then I realized it was an LTD…except it wasn’t. It is a Ford Galaxie (not a Galaxy) XL, which is a big 429 ThunderJet V8 powered 2-door behemoth that has a set of rear sail panels that simulate a fastback roofline. It comes from a time when car designers had free rein to style as they pleased with little concern for cost, crash safety, external visibility, ease of repair, and various other plebeian concerns. And if you thought it looks good from the outside, just look at the driver centric dash pod…wow. Find this 1969 Ford Galaxie XL Sportsroof offered for $23,500 in Glendale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
You can’t blame the insane prices of 60s muscle cars on the modern online auction sites. Certainly you can blame those sites for other righteously priced pieces of machinery, but the big block powered ’60s classics became expensive before most people had an internet connection…so it is surprising when you find something that is simultaneously cool, interesting, rare, muscly, and reasonably priced. Find this 1969 Mercury Marauder X100 offered for $14,500 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
As the TV show The Wonder Years grew up with its audience, so did the Thunderbird. The trim, stylish dude with a pack of cigs in his sleeve who bought a ’55 could stroll right back in to the Ford showroom sixteen years later in a bowling shirt covered in mustard and still find his […]
The Mercury Cyclone started life as a performance version of the compact Falcon based Mercury Comet, but by 1970 it was its own model built on the mid-sized Fairlane platform. It was a huge hunk of 2-door metal available with a giant 429 cubic inch V8 and today is surprisingly cheap for what you get. […]
The Torino was restyled for the 1970 year with a sleek coke bottle shape ostensibly designed with aerodynamics in mind, but the only thing the Torino had in common with a B-58 Hustler is that they were both relics from another era destined for extinction. Find this 1970 Ford Torino GT here on eBay bidding […]
The New Horizon’s probe, originally launched in 2006, has completed its flyby of the hunk of rock known as Pluto (apparently Pluto lost its membership in the Planet Club after showing up to the annual awards dinner completely drunk and without pants…never change Pluto, never change) and has moved on to exploring other giant celestial […]
Ford introduced the 5th generation of Thunderbird luxury coupe in 1967, with what can only be described as the vehicular equivalent of fat Elvis. Gone was the slim figure, chiseled good looks, and agile hips — but the booming voice was still there — hidden behind giant sunglasses and a cape — but still there. […]
This next feature comes from DT regular Andy L who writes: Here is a car that seems to occupy an unusual niche. It is a real live big block muscle car with a 4-speed that has not been restored, molested or otherwise permanently devalued and falls well within the DT $20K limit. While it is […]
Numbers mean a lot of things, but sometimes in the car world we get obsessed with 0-60 stats, 1/4 mile speeds, and skid pad g-levels. Perhaps instead we should focus on the numbers that generate those measurable stats, such as engine size, rear-end ratio, and tire width. We’d still be vintage car geeks, but at […]