ATTENTION GRABBING DROPTOP, 390 V8, AUTO, POWER TOP, STEERING & BRAKES, CRAGARS!
With House of Colors bright green paint and a top that goes down, this 1965 Ford Galaxie is begging for attention. Coupled with a built 390, a freshly updated interior, and a clean undercarriage results in a great drop-top cruiser that's very affordably priced.
Quite honestly, you're not going to get this much power, performance, and charisma in a drop-top for less money anywhere else. For reasons we can't quite explain, the big Galaxies aren't getting the same love that, say, a Chevy Chevelle might get, and that's a shame. Check out the stacked headlights, the long, straight flanks with minimal trim, and Ford's awesome rocket-inspired taillights, all of which make this one of the most appealing big cars of the '60s. Under the louad-and-proud paint, the bodywork is in good shape, and although not perfect, the car looks flashy and has a lot of presence. If you want to get noticed, this Galaxie is a great way to do it. You're in luck because they didn't shave, trim, or modify any of the important parts, so it's still easy to identify as Ford's top-of-the-line and the chrome and stainless is in good shape overall.
The tan cloth interior is recent, including fresh seat covers and carpets that are a softer contrast to the bright paint job. Cloth is a great choice in a convertible, since it's a lot more comfortable on hot days and doesn't feel sticky. The patterns pretty accurately replicate what was on the car originally and two bench seats mean there's plenty of room for everyone. The factory dash looks quite good for being nearly 50 years old and the basics of the original instrument panel are joined by a trio of auxiliary gauges underneath and a tach on the steering column. That's a factory steering wheel, now wrapped in tan leather to give you a better grip and the original AM radio is still in the dash so it all has a very correct look. There's a recent tan power convertible top overhead, including a crystal clear rear window and matching boot, so this car is ready to cruise. And as a full-sized luxury car, there's a positively massive trunk with a recent mat out back.
Originally born with a 352, this car now sports a thundering 390 cubic inch V8 which was rebuilt and installed less than two years ago. It's an easy fit in the Galaxie's engine bay and aside from some chrome dress-up, it looks like it was born there. There's a Holley 4-barrel carburetor up top as well as an electronic ignition, so it runs strong and smooth under almost any conditions. The 3-speed automatic transmission was rebuilt at the same time and clicks through the gears without hesitation and on a big car like this, power steering and brakes are a welcome addition to the options sheet. Twin glasspack-style mufflers give it a throaty '60s sound and the underside shows what years of living in a warm climate will get you, because it's pretty darned clean. Chrome Cragar mags are a period look and carry recent 15-inch white-letter radials.
If you're a Ford fan, or just a guy on a budget who wants the maximum amount of cool, this Galaxie delivers in full-sized fashion. Call today!
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- 390 V8
- Transmission Type
- Automatic (Column)
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 34,859 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
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- Seat Material
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- Center Console