Restoration Blog: 1966 Ford Galaxie, Ultimate Edition - Jay Leno's Garage
Restoration Blog: 1966 Ford Galaxie, Ultimate Edition. Finally! It may be
the third time Jay's said this, but yes, the Galaxie restoration is finally
complete! Hit the road with Jay as he tells you how this model became the
stuff of his 16-year-old dreams, and how he's improved on a gorgeous
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1967 USA Ford LTD Galaxie Fastback Coupe 390 Big Block V8 -- 3-Speed Auto
This Coupe is an extremely unique example of a classic USA Ford Galaxie
Fastback Coupe, with all the LTD additions. Then the killer combination of
Black duco and Black interior -- Black on Black, now throw in a mean set of
The Galaxie has been slightly lowered to fit perfectly on her 20" rims. The
ride height is in just right with a tough stance. She drives true and
straight down the road and around bends without any rubbing. Some of the
most recent improvements include; Complete interior redone, New 20" rims &
tires (less than a year old), New Pencil Tip chrome Exhaust tips, New vinyl top (less than a year
old), Motor: rebuilt in 2005 all moving parts refurbished, New gas tank and
Interior: As mentioned recently replaced, the seats are in great nic, as
are all the door skins and handles. The headliner looks in good condition
and the dash looks nearly immaculate with one crack (in well of speedo).
The weather stripping and window felts are showing signs of wear around the
place. The carpet is also in good shape without ware or stains.
Body: The door panels are straight and fit as the originals would. The
paint is fair I have to say and give it around 7 out of 10 (no bog, just
old enamel straight out the gun). All the chrome and bright work is in
tack, some of the trim has a few dents and imperfections when looking hard.
The bumpers are in near flawless condition, but have lost a bit of the
bling. Rust; all of the common places appear to be rust free and all the
floors look nice and solid. With all the original sheetmetal still in place
no patches to be seen.
Other Bits: The 3-Speed Auto shifts without noise or issue and the kick
back seems to work fine. The brakes on this thing would put most modern
cars to shame, with a nice big Booster under the hood. The Galaxie stops a
treat and has a very firm pedal. The power steering works a treat without
any signs of any leaks or wear. This vehicle drivers very well for a Muscle
Car Classic .
Condition: Vehicle is in great condition for its nearly 47 years on this
planet, however is sold in, as is condition. With no warranty given or
implied. She's a beautiful car and although not a show car, I believe with
a little work she could compete with the best. The only discrepancies are;
factory radio & speakers have been removed, the blower and windscreen
whippers don't work.
Fine Print: More than happy to answer any genuine questions about the car,
just send an message anytime and I'll pass on my contact details. Locally
for Sale can be removed at any time. Any Inspections of Vehicle welcomed at
your cost, my convenience. Test drives are "Out of the Question" without
firm deposit. Vehicle is sitting in my garage and have only been driven
around the Adelaide streets on day permit. Currently Shannon's insured.
Vehicle Never been rego'ed in Oz.
Payment: $500 Non-Refundable Deposit on close of Auction via PayPal. Full
payment CASH or Bank Cheque or arranged Internet Transfer with conditions.
Necessary Customs import approval paperwork and other associated transfer
documents will be made available on sale of vehicle.
Decode of Data-Plate:
7 - 1967
G - Chicago, IL
62 - 2 dr. Hardtop Bench seat, formal roof
H - 8-390 2 bar. carb.
195438 - Production number
1968 GALAXIE XL 500 FASTBACK
1968 Ford Galaxie XL Fastback For Sale! 302 cubic inch V8 engine, GT 40
heads, Edelbrock intake, Holley carburetor, electronic ignition, headers,
dual Exhaust, A/C, power steering,
power disc brakes, Tremec 5 speed manual transmission, Ford 9" rearend,
16/17" staggered Torque Thrust II wheels, refinished in its original maroon
color with the special XL rocker stripe package, hideaway headlights,
drivers sport mirror, factory bucket
seats, wood grain interior trim, custom console with with auxiliary gauges
and tachometer, tilt steering column, Kenwood AM/FM/CD radio with auxiliary
port, owners books, copy of the original window sticker, long term owner
(1968-2004), canceled check when the car was purchased in 1968, Ford
factory service data cards, always a southern car. If your looking
for a special car that stands out in a crowd this rare Ford XL fastback is
it. Every one has a Camaro or Mustang, dare to be different!!!
Some Old Ford
A story about a man and his car.
Produced by Ben Pender-Cudlip & Unrendered Films.
Music by Jenee Halstead, used with permission.
• 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL
• Factory "Z" code car, originally with a 390 cubic inch engine and
• '63 "R" code 427 engine with a big input Toploader 4-speed
• Factory cast iron long tube headers with 2" Exhaust and stock mufflers
• 427 rebuilt to stock specs in '78 or '79 by Leifert Automotive
• 3.91 Traction-Lok rear
• 15" steel rims and radial tires
Portland Swap Meet - April Fools 2011
Since the famous Portland Swap meet fell around April 1st this year, we had
to take advantage of the opportunity. Don (owner of West Coast Classic
Cougar) disguised himself and got some undercover, candid feedback from
customers and friends from all over the swap meet. Not only was it a good
source of survey data, but the swap meet itself was a lot of fun, and we
found lots of Cougar parts!
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"Feelin Good," "Surf Inspector," and "Whiskey on the Mississippi" by Kevin
MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"
1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner 428 cu-in Dual-Quad 4-Speed
This is a video of my 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner. I explain the
restoration process and modifications that we're made by Mike and Pat of
Stampede Inc of Hollywood, FL.
The engine is a 428 cubic inch FE (Ford Edsel) block. It's also outfitted
with Edelbrock aluminium heads, a Comp solid roller cam, and a dual quad
tunnel wedge intake manifold. Powerful? Yes.
1968 Ford Galaxie XL Convertible ACTION
This is a '68 Ford Galaxie XL with 390 V8, air conditioning & a power top.
Red on Red, enjoy! This car is currently for sale and on display at Texas
Classic Cars of Dallas