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!
I’m not a huge fan of bucket seats on a big American muscle cruiser — I think they should have vinyl bench seats and column mounted shifters…but the center console on this next car is amazing. Like a drunkards’ nose, it is huge, red and prominent. The shifter sticks out of it like an alien monolith and it just makes me happy. Find this 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL offered for $13,975 buy-it-now or make offer in Rapid City, SD via ebay.
This next classic is just such a big hunk of American iron that will put a smile on the face of anyone who sees it. It isn’t expensive or rare or a barn find…no…it is a big block piece of Americana with an open top and a gigantic grill. Sweet!! Find this 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible offered for $9,500 in Novato, CA via craigslist.
This next green beauty comes from tipper SecondMouse who writes: This is a beautiful, low mileage, 390 V8 two-door survivor that the seller represents as ‘rust-free’, offered at $14,000. Seller also looks willing to trade. Not a bad little time machine for the 60’s Ford aficionado. Find this 1968 Ford Galaxie in suburban northwest Houston on Craigslist.
I’ve got to assume that prices of used cars (classics, late models, you name it) are gonna take a hit due to this COVID-19 thing…firstly because the economy is playing rope-a-dope and second because people are supposed to be sheltering in place instead of going around and buying/selling cars. Regardless if you surf over to […]
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: This is about as cheap as it gets for a sixties era two door big block muscle car. This 1967 Ford Galaxie 390 runs and drives, and may just be the rat rod starting point you are looking for, with seller asking $4000. Find this […]
Nothing puts a smile on the face of strangers like a classic muscle car cruising down the street and nothing pisses them off like doing obnoxious burnouts on their street. This next car is certainly built for the former, but could do the latter if you were so inclined…just don’t do it in my neighborhood. […]
I’m getting ready for the 4th of July and trying to get into the spirit of things , so I jumped when I saw a 2-door muscle car from tipper FuelTruck offered for a fabulous asking price. What could possibly go wrong? Find this 1964 Ford Galaxie Hardtop offered for $5995 via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck. […]
Words by Hunsbloger: C’est cela.. is more like it. You get fully into a project. Your painter bails and you’re left with an unassembled car. Find this 1965 Ford Galaxie in Selah, WA where it looks like the owner, faced with putting it back together unpainted just ain’t working, so he said c’est cela and put […]
Out of all the terrible retro styled junk to come from Detroit in the past few years, I really think they’ve missed the boat on…well…old boats. GM should bring back the Biscayne name on some giant gas guzzler sedan, and Ford should bring back the Galaxie, complete with pushrod V8, larger than life styling, and […]