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1967 Galaxie Convertible. Florida. $26k or offer. Not Mine.


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Yes, Gateway doesn't have quite the ebay feedback rating it should and yes, this one could've been cleaned up a bit more for a few of the photos and had the spotlights removed, but these cars sure are pretty. The '67 has probably edged out the '63 as my favorite Galaxie in terms of looks. The hardtops are especially nice looking, but I like these convertibles, too, especially in these colors. From the ad:

 

1967 Ford Galaxie 500 XL | eBay

 

 

"Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is pleased to offer another one to our fun in the sun category- a very pretty 1967 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible!

 

Here's an affordable convertible you can drive and have fun with. Nice style, colors, and a more economical engine than those with the larger engine options. The light yellow exterior finish is very presentable, with a smooth shine and nice panel gaps. Ford did a great job on the styling on these, with the end result being a well-proportioned automobile with a sporty personality. The automatic top function works as it should. Brightwork also looks good, and a set of bias ply whitewall tires finishes it off for that vintage look. Although not perfect, it is an affordable vehicle that can certainly be enjoyed as it is, or made as nice as you desire.

 

The spacious black vinyl interior features bucket seats and console, and still looks very good. Drop the top, and hit the beach! There's plenty of room inside, and in the massive trunk. Power steering and power brakes make it very easy to drive.

 

The 289 V8 fires right up and runs well, and the 3-speed automatic does the job making it a smooth, fun car to cruise the streets. It's a looker, for sure! Recent service includes new mufflers, new brake booster & master cylinder, rebuilt carburetor, and shocks."

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I like Galaxies, and I own a 1965 ragtop. This ‘67 is beautiful on my small phone screen. I love it. But Galaxies aren’t Mustangs or two seat T-birds. This thing would probably set a record if it sells for the asking price. 
 

If you like it, carefully check the frame for rust. Not just by looking. Tap it with a small hammer or poke it with a screwdriver. If that’s good, make a low offer. If they don’t take it, just be patient. 
 

- John

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2 hours ago, Gearheadengineer said:

I like Galaxies, and I own a 1965 ragtop. This ‘67 is beautiful on my small phone screen. I love it. But Galaxies aren’t Mustangs or two seat T-birds. This thing would probably set a record if it sells for the asking price. 
 

If you like it, carefully check the frame for rust. Not just by looking. Tap it with a small hammer or poke it with a screwdriver. If that’s good, make a low offer. If they don’t take it, just be patient. 
 

- John

 

Thanks for the tips. I figured the price was maybe high, but I just love the looks of mid 60's Galaxies. Feel free to post a pic of your '65 convertible...they're awesome!

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1965+ full size Fords and Mercurys are wonderful large comfortable long distance road cars.

 

This one has the 289(!) something that many folks would scoff at but perhaps they dont know that the FE engines (352,390) are big gas hogs. FE motors are typically 8-12 MPG . . . 

A small block would give you all the necessary power to tour about and pass a lot of fuel stations, which the FE would need to stop at.

 

I have a 1966 Mercury Park Lane convertible. The FE was standard (410) I searched for a small block conversion but not finding one, I went ahead and rebuilt everything as original. But I would be driving it a lot more if it got better mileage. 

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28 minutes ago, m-mman said:

1965+ full size Fords and Mercurys are wonderful large comfortable long distance road cars.

 

 

Ford and GM knew how to make full sized cars look good in the 1960's. They had sleek and clean lines. By the late 1970's, however, big cars had more of an architectural appearance; they looked kind of like horizontal skyscrapers on wheels. Many people rightfully like late 70's big cars - they had a distinctive appeal all their own - but I personally think the 60's and early 70's was one of the golden ages for big non-luxury cars.

 

Yes, my FE engines don't get very good in-town mileage. Highway not that great either. :) They're solid, smooth and reliable, though. Love to see a pic of your Park Lane, if you're so inclined.

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16 minutes ago, JamesR said:

Love to see a pic of your Park Lane, if you're so inclined.

As requested :-)

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M-mman,

Gorgeous car!  Thanks for posting the pics. I love the Mercurys  - you don’t see many of them. 

 

I agree with you on the 289.  Plenty of power for cruising yet better fuel consumption.  That’s why I swapped my Galaxie to a 281 (4.6 DOHC). Well, part of the reason - maybe.  😁
 

JamesR, my Galaxie is not worthy of being in the same post as m-mman’s Merc, but here it is: (the poor lighting hides a lot!)

 

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The interior is the best part - I redid it last year: 

 

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- John

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A great car, John  and thanks for the pics! Love the colors.

 

22 hours ago, Gearheadengineer said:

JamesR, my Galaxie is not worthy of being in the same post as m-mman’s Merc, but here it is: (the poor lighting hides a lot!)

 

With my less than perfect cars, I came to realize that most people like them for how cool they are, not how perfect they are. Yours is extremely cool and you keep it in great shape.

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On 4/6/2021 at 12:02 PM, m-mman said:

1965+ full size Fords and Mercurys are wonderful large comfortable long distance road cars.

 

This one has the 289(!) something that many folks would scoff at but perhaps they dont know that the FE engines (352,390) are big gas hogs. FE motors are typically 8-12 MPG . . . 

A small block would give you all the necessary power to tour about and pass a lot of fuel stations, which the FE would need to stop at.

 

I have a 1966 Mercury Park Lane convertible. The FE was standard (410) I searched for a small block conversion but not finding one, I went ahead and rebuilt everything as original. But I would be driving it a lot more if it got better mileage. 

I drove my friend's 66 Ford Country Squire wagon out of storage today. It's a 289 and works very well in this heaviest 65-67 full size Ford models. It is plenty powerful, far from fast, but very competent in everyday driving. This pic is from last fall.

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