I thought the world needed another '61 Galaxie video. The video is nothing special -- just a few photos and short clips. If you like '61s, though, drop me a comment.
The Galaxie is rather special to me, however. This is a fourth-generation car. My great-grandparents bought it new. Then my mom drove it to college until she got a pickup. Following that, my grandparents drove it until reverse went out in 1978. It sat behind a shed and deteriorated until I began restoring it around 1999.
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.
1964 Galaxie 500 Beauty
1964 Galaxie 500 is a sharp driver restoration with new paint, wheels,
interior, rebuilt engine. It's nice!
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!
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
1962 Ford Galaxy and Swimsuit Model Brianna Jordon Santa Monica
Come check out this hot 1962 Ford Galaxy 500 convertible shot by the Santa
Monica Pier in Santa Monica with owner Tom Simms and swimsuit model Brianna
Jordon. For more photos and video from this photo shoot check out the SoCal
Beaches Magazine website at www.socalbeachmag.net
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
132411 / 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/ckjn686
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!
1963 Lightweight 427 Ford Galaxie Race Car - Sandown Historics 2011
See Denis O'brien power through the feild in this very angry 660hp 427
after a setback in qualifying see's him start near the rear of the field.
Enjoy the sweet sound of this sensational car. In car camera supplied by
Race Recall. (captured in HD but only show in mpg2 here).
Restoration Blog: 1966 Ford Galaxie, Ultimate Edition - Jay Leno's Garage
Restoration Blog: 1966 Ford Galaxie, Ultimate Edition. Finally! It may be
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Desert Proofing the Ford Raptor! - Dirt Every Day Episode 2
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams up fits and outfits one of
the coolest 4x4's on the market today, the Ford Raptor. Raptors are high
performance desert machines, but we found one that earns it's owner a
living each week banging around on an obscure desert compound. The owner
is hard on his equipment and we took this poor bird of prey under our wing
for a week to transform it into a more vicious desert predator.
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