Lot 354 - 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
|Odometer reading||95,230 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
The 1965 Ford Galaxie was an all-new design, featuring vertically stacked twin headlights in what was becoming the fashionable style of the period, in a car which was somewhat taller and bulkier than the previous year's model. The new top-of-the-line designation this year was the Galaxie 500 LTD. Engine choices were the same as 1964, except for an all-new 240 cu in, 3.9 litre six-cylinder unit which replaced the 1950s 223 'Mileage-Maker' six cylinder engine and the 289 cu in 4.7 litre engine replacing the 352 V8 engine but both still equipped with dual exhausts and a four-barrel carburettor. Suspension on the 1965 models were dramatically redesigned, replacing the former leaf-spring rear suspension was a new three-link system, featuring coil springs around. Not only did the ride improve, but handling also got a boost, and this new system was used for NASCAR in the 'full-size' class. The interiors were like the 1964 models, but a new instrument panel and two-way key system were introduced.
This 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible, fitted with the 4.7 litre 289 cu in V8 engine, was imported to the UK from Texas at the beginning of 2013. Restored to a very high standard a number of years ago in the USA, it still retains a number of its features such as the original hub caps with spinners. Before coming to the UK the car was under sealed and wax oiled with more recently the vendor carryed out some detailing which included some re-chroming, engine tune and making sure that everything is working as it should do for example the operation of the power hood. This Ford Galaxie 500 finished in light blue with white roof and matching pale blue interior is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in August 2014 and a photocopy of the Texas title. This car looks, drives and sounds fantastic and is ready to be used and enjoyed this summer.
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