Lot 209 - 1972 Ford Galaxie LTD
|Odometer reading||10,562 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
The Ford Galaxie was a full-size car built in the United States by the Ford Motor Company for model years 1959 through 1974. The name was used for the top models in Ford's full-size range from 1959 until 1961, in a marketing attempt to appeal to the excitement surrounding the Space Race. In 1962, all full-size Fords wore the Galaxie badge, with '500' and '500/XL' denoting the higher series. 1965 saw the introduction of the Galaxie 500/LTD, followed by Galaxie 500 7-Litre in 1966. The Galaxie 500 part was dropped from the LTD in 1966, and from the XL in 1967, however the basic series structuring levels were maintained. The 'regular' Galaxie 500 continued below the LTD as Ford's mid-level full-size model from 1965 until its demise at the end of the 1974 model year. The Galaxie was the high volume counterpart to the Chevrolet Impala. Some Galaxies were high-performance, racing specification machines, a larger forebear to the muscle car era. Others were plain family sedans.
This fabulous Ford Galaxie was a one owner vehicle in the U.S. and has only one registered keeper here in the UK. Unusually for a car imported from the U.S. this car has a superb service history and the car itself presents in stunning condition. The car has been rust-proofed (Zeibart) from new and the original bill of sale is included in the history folder. The green coachwork is unmarked as is the interior; the ample chromework on this Ford is also unmarked. This has certainly been a highly cherished vehicle and a credit to the previous owner. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this highly impressive Ford Galaxie LTD is ready to use for the coming classic car season.
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