Meet the Ford Galaxie XL – not a spaceship (not a Galaxy), but a wild 2-door beast packing a 429 cubic inch ThunderJet V8 engine, with rear sail panels pretending to be a racecar’s fastback roofline. Back when car designers were Picasso with wrenches, they birthed this massive marvel without caring about budgets or repair […]
They always say that 4-door cars will never be collectable. But is that true? Isn’t there a single 4-door that demands a higher price than it’s coupe or hardtop cousin? Nothing comes to mind, but if you want to get into a classic on a budget you might be forced into boring 4-door life and […]
This next car comes as a tip from Kevin who writes; Hey Andy! Here you go, a Mayberry squad car just like Andy Griffith used to drive. You don’t have to be a major Don Knotts (or Ron Howard) fan to appreciate this next car, because it oozes nostalgic 60s TV charm like oil from […]
If you don’t immediately smile when you see this next car…then I don’t know what is wrong with you. The full sized Galaxie with 2-doors was an acceptable family car back in the late 60s early 70s, which would surprise all of the crossover buying kids these days who immediately step up to a minivan […]
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 […]