Suspension on the 1965 models was redesigned. Standard Catalog of Ford, 1903—1990. A complete redesign was offered for 1971. When the second family bought the car in 1985, it had 72,000 miles, and it needed a valve job, the receipt for which is shown here. A new body style was the Starliner, featuring a huge, curving rear observation window on a pillarless, hardtop bodyshell. Another safety related change was the introduction of the dual brake master cylinder used on all subsequent Galaxies and other Ford models.
The fully imported 1959 to early 1963 models used a 1959 U. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. In addition to spare parts and accessories, you can also find Ford Station Wagon posters, old brochures, and factory photos in the vast inventory on eBay. Three towing packages were optional, each with increasing towing capacity. Some of these cars competed in England, Australia and South Africa after being modified by Holman and Moody who fitted them with disc brakes and other circuit racing components.
These competed in North America but were still too heavy and Ford introduced the lightweight Fairlane Thunderbolt. In use for 41 years, it was the third longest-used car nameplate used by Ford in North America behind only the Thunderbird and Mustang. The original paint is Lime Gold, a medium metallic green. Spare, jack adapter, and peeking out from behind the spare is the bumper jack. Therefore, late in the production run, Ford's Experimental Garage was ordered to reduce the weight of the Galaxie. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946—1975. They were not factory equipped with , as the Thunderbolt would be.
Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. The base 2-door Club Sedan was 3,499 lb 1,587 kg. These are the delivery documents — still in their original clear plastic envelope. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - - type in a browser: a-c. What a great looking wagon! Later in the year, the 260 was replaced with an enlarged version displacing 289 cubic inches.
A concise guide to the Ford and Mercury full-size automobile production 1969-1978. Key things to note are the plastic side covers — not damaged or broken like so many station wagon side covers are. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946—1975. Performance was beginning to be a selling point, and the 1961 Galaxie offered a new 390 6. Beautiful original vynil dash, with no cracks. The 1968 model had a new grille with headlights arranged horizontally, although the body was essentially the same car from the windshield back.
In my opinion, this car has entirely original paint. By 1965 model introduction in the fall of 1964 , the 260 which had disappointing performance in all versions including the Sprint and Mustang was replaced by the 289 in all models. The rear trim panel below the tail lights was used to distinguish the different trim levels. This engine was rated at a 425 hp 317 kW with 2 x 4 barrel carburetors and a solid lifter camshaft. As part oft he full-size Ford model line, the Ford Country Squire would be paired with several Ford models over its production run. To that end, she bought this car brand new at Abel Ford in Revere, Massachusetts, and immediately drove it out to Santa Monica, California. The rear window is electrically operated, either from a switch under the dash or by turning the key in the door handle.
A new ignition lock was located on the right side of the steering column. Beautiful chrome, black license plate, and hide-away headlight doors. For all their efforts, Ford discovered the Galaxies were still too heavy, and the project was abandoned. The 1974 model year was essentially a repeat of 1973, but it was the last year for the Galaxie 500 name. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. Horn, windshield wipers, turn signals, and heater all work fine.
By the 1960's and 1970's, the family station wagon, i. An cartridge player became an option. It was the very image of the ostentatious late-1950s American automobiles, though somewhat tamer than its Chevrolet and Plymouth competitors. The first 20 cars had functional fiberglass doors, which shaved 25 lb 11 kg ; these were deleted because of Ford's concern for safety if used on the highway. These models featured the bucket seats and console that were popularized by the Chevrolet Corvair Monza, and included a Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe, and a Falcon Futura. A three speed manual with overdrive was optional, but rarely ordered.
The rear compartment is really clean. The most produced combination for the Galaxie and Galaxie 500 was the 352 V8, with Cruise-O-Matic and the 3. The now swept forward instead of backward, making entering and exiting the car more convenient. All 1973 full-sized Fords now came with a 351 2v V8-engine and SelectShift automatic transmission as their base driveline. The genuine wood body panels were manufactured at the Ford Iron Mountain Plant in the Michigan Upper Peninsulafrom lumber owned by Ford Motor Company.
Along with Mickey Rooney and Bette Davis, Gable listed the station wagon as his vehicle of choice due to its handsome body, V8 power, and limited production volume. The availability of several different rear end ratios, along with 5 transmissions, and 8 different engines, led to a huge number of different driveline combinations for 1963. The cars were taller and bulkier than the previous year's. A plastic horn ring was also featured. Then came the Nomad, Safari, Tin Woodie, Country Squire, Ranch Wagon, Estate Wagon, Suburban, surf wagons, Fiesta Wagon, Caballero and more. Approximately 7,850,000 full-size Fords and Mercurys were sold over 1968—1978.