132411 / 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL
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Presented for your consideration is this gorgeous black-on-black, 390
powered, 4-speed, air-conditioned Galaxie 500 XL coupe, just like the ones
Ford used to dominate NASCAR in the '60s. A true two owner car from one
family in Missouri fully restored and showing 56,129 original miles, this
is one awesome piece of Ford history. It just received a thorough polish
and looks absolutely radiant in that silky Raven Black paint and the
amazing trim that Ford used on the top-of-the-line Galaxies.
Speaking of paint, the surfaces on this car look recent, and are done in a
2-stage system for a deep, rich finish that acrylic lacquer and enamels
from 1964 just can't touch. Sinister and imposing, this is the car you
always wished your father would buy instead of the stodgy 4-door with an
inline six and automatic transmission. The flanks are very straight, and I
have no problems believing that this was a clean car before restoration.
All sheet-metal on this Galaxie is original to the car and panel gaps are
better than average all around. Look at the pictures again and remember how
hard it is to make a black car look good under the harsh lights in the
photo booth—bad prep can't hide from the camera, and there are no cut
corners on this Galaxie, it's all first-rate workmanship. And as I
mentioned, our own detail shop put the final shine on the paint just a few
days ago, making this car show-ready today.
The assembly line installed 390 cubic inch "Thunderbird Special" V8 under
the hood has been detailed and looks awesome in its original gold color. It
is dominated by the big, round air cleaner housing, and, in this particular
car, the air conditioning compressor, which was factory equipment. Hoses
and wiring are new, and RKM just installed a correct Autolite battery the
other day. The original single master cylinder is still in place on the
original power brake Booster, but
note that this car does not have power steering, strange, but just a part
of this car's mystique. The bottom of the hood has been finished to a much
higher standard than original, too; look at the reflection of the engine in
The muscular 390's power is transmitted rearward through a bulletproof
Toploader 4-speed manual, which absolutely transforms the car's
personality. Luxury car? Muscle car? Both? The transmission is plenty stout
enough to bang through the gears. And speaking of gears, of course there's
a rock solid Ford 9-inch rear out back, the same one that has been
transmitting power for all the big horsepower racers for
decades now. The floors are solid, as is the frame, and all the mechanical
pieces have been recently rebuilt and serviced, making this Galaxie a
turn-key hobby car. True dual Exhaust
feeds a pair of Flowmaster mufflers that sound great behind the big 390,
not too loud, but enough to let people know this isn't grandma's
grocery-getter. It looks like there's a new shock absorber at each corner,
the brakes are firm and stop the car well, and it rides on relatively
recent 225/75/14 whitewall tires and original spinner hubcaps.
The interior features black vinyl deluxe bucket seats and a center console
that houses the shifter for the 4-speed. The front seat covers, headliner,
and carpet are new, while the rest is a combination of outstanding original
pieces and items that were replaced in the past. It shows extremely well,
with very little wear and tear on any of the surfaces. There's an original
Ford pushbutton AM radio with front and rear speakers, with the rear one in
the center of the rear seat behind a gorgeous chrome grille. The steering
wheel is gorgeous, with the Galaxie 500 XL emblem in the center and a
rim-blow horn ring. I really dig the gold anodized appearance of the gauge
faces, better than plain black or the more common brushed silver, and it's
amazing how "right" it looks in this black '60s cruiser.
Fords are still relatively under-valued when compared to their GM and Mopar
competition, and this gentleman's express Galaxie is a screaming bargain!
1968 Ford Galaxie XL Fastback 428 V8 4 BBL Hideaway Headlights
I thought you might like a look at this very nice 1968 Ford Galaxie XL
Fastback. This particular car is a Q-code model, meaning that it is
powered by a 428 V8 topped with a 4 BBL carb. This car appears to have
been repainted at some point, but other than that, it is nearly all
original. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
The background track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. It
is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0.
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1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 390 V8 - Nicely Restored Classic Car
I thought you might like a look at this very slick 1963 Ford Galaxie 500
XL. This car is powered by it's original, numbers matching, 390 V8 and it
has been recently restored. The black paint is very slick, the black vinyl
interior looks like new, and it's very nicely detailed under the hood.
This car really is ready to show just as it sits. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St. Louis, MO
The first background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
The last background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin
MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
1963 Ford Galaxie 427 Group N Historic Touring Car Chasing Falcon GTHO
Group N Historic Touring Cars at Eastern Creek in Nov 2011. Driver is Marc
Ducquet who is chasing down Mick Kennedy in the red XW Falcon GTHO that is
straight ahead on the starting grid. Race was eventually red flagged due to
the amount of cars that had gone off the track and also a major crash at
Restoration Blog: 1966 Ford Galaxie, Ultimate Edition - Jay Leno's Garage
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1966 Ford Galaxie Project: A Yearlong Journey
Here's the entire year in pictures of the 460 Galaxie project. Starting in
August of 2008, we converted this 1966 ford Galaxie 500 to a 500XL in honor
of my dad's 70th birthday. The car replicates his original XL with
substantial improvements to the motor, drivetrain, suspension, brakes,
electrical system and paint. I presented the car to my dad July 25, 2009
as a surprise at the Hatboro, PA auto show.
This was a true labor of love!
Desert Proofing the Ford Raptor! - Dirt Every Day Episode 2
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1963 1/2 FORD GALAXIE 500 427 R-CODE
A closer look at a real R-code, FE 427 cubic inch 1963 1/2 Galaxie 500 2-dr
Hardtop. Raven Black with black interior, Borg Warner T-10 4 Speed, 4.11
positraction 9-inch rear. I restored this car in the mid 1990's.
Ford F-250 Land Speed Record
Congrats to our friends at Hajek Motorsports, who have recently broken two
land speed records for diesel and biodiesel trucks with a Ford F-250 Super
Using the Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo-diesel, the truck hit a top speed of 171.123
mph setting the new B Production Diesel Truck land speed record. Running on
B20 biodiesel the truck smashed the existing 130.614 mph unlimited
biodiesel land speed record by running 182 mph.