This car is a real find, a legit factory 4-speed big block Galaxie 500XL. This Z-code Galaxie features a 390ci FE series V8 backed by a 4-speed Toploader manual transmission. The car went through a refurbishment some time ago and features a maroon exterior and black bucket seat interior with console. The engine sounds great breathing through dual exhaust with Flowmasters producing the vibes. The engine is a ’68 date coded 390 featuring an Offenhauser aluminum intake manifold, Edelbrock carburetor, and Pertronix breakerless ignition. The Toploader is shifted via a Hurst shifter designed to work with the stock console. We will be making some cosmetic upgrades before offering this car up for sale. It’s going to be sad seeing this one go but as always, we’ve got to make room for more cars.Read More
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This is our daily driven 1961 Ford Galaxie Club Victoria (although it really isn’t driven daily) test mule. This is a factory 352ci three on the tree car. Years ago it was converted to a Toploader 4-speed pirated from a ’67 390GT Mustang. This car is just a cruiser and still wears what’s left of it’s original paint. I’m torn whether to paint it or not. A lot of folks say it’s only original once and you can’t re-create that patina but on the other hand my wife say’s it’s ugly and needs paint! We may break down and paint it someday but it’s not a priority.
This car was originally equipped with air conditioning and still has all the proper pieces in place although the unit hasn’t been charged in years. A R134 retrofit may be in order...Read More