For your consideration is rare 1968 Ford XL Convertible. Some call this the Galaxie 500 but the XL was its own model from Ford. A level higher than the Ford Galaxie. This rare and collectible full size ford is a great car to either drive and fix up, or a wonderful start for your full restoration dream! This car is running and driving. While it needs some cosmetic attention and maintenance, it can be driven. We would advice some basic service before using it on the street for reasons such as old tires and very loud exhaust. It has been driven 15 miles in the past few weeks.
Data Tag Breakdown:
Engine & Drive Train:
Born with an FE 390, the XL now has a 1972 460. The 460 is in great running condition. It does need a good bath and potentially painted, however mechanically it seems fine. The oil is clean, coolant is clean, this 460 starts, idles and runs VERY STRONG. It appears to be all 1972 stock excluding the Edelbrock Performer 460 aluminium intake and Edelbrock carburetor. The 385 series 1972 C6 transmission shifts nice and firm. The brakes stop the car well, power steering works too.
Frame & Underside:
This is the big concern with any 1965-1968 Full Size Ford. The frame on this car is in great condition. There is NO evidence of rust issues or frame repair. The floors are in great shape, no signs of repair or rust. This make sense since the car has always been a southern car. Only sent to PA this spring for Fort Pitt Classic Cars to sell. You will have good peace of mind to know this cars structure hasn’t been rusty or pieced together.
The paint has the potential to shine however it is showing its age. The ’68 has had an older repaint years ago. There are nicks, and chips. The paint is still good enough to get attention and would be find if you are using this car as a driver. The panles are all solid with no rust issues. The only real issue is behind the rear window, there apparently has been some armature rust repair. That would need done if you choose to restore the car. Bumpers and trim could use some polishing. The glass is good, top works well.
Everything is in decent shape. Not perfect but its all there. Again, this car can be used as a driver or a full restoration. The seats have been done in a red & white combo at some point. They are comfy and in good shape. The door panels appear to be original and are in fair condition. The Dash pad has some cracks but has a cover. The front of the dash is in decent shape. The dash is an Air Conditioning dash even though the AC system is not on the car. Window roll up and down with no issues. The power top works very well. HVAC blower works well though there is no heat or AC in the car.
All in all the car is a typical southern car in okay shape for its age and is very solid. It would be great for someone looking to buy a car to restore or drive as is with some mild maintenance. Please contact me if you would like to see the car or have your questions answered.
A appraisal and mechanical assessment are available on every car that we have for sale.
The first Aston Martin sport utility vehicle has rolled out of the company’s new assembly plant in Wales, so it begs the question: How soon will we see one in a 007 movie? “With its all-wheel drive system, DBX is a car that will allow the company to increase its presence in markets where perhaps […]
From 1964 to 1966, British television viewers watched Thunderbirds, a science-fiction series shot with what was termed “Supermarionation” and featuring electronic marionette puppets. The series was set in the 2060 and followed former astronaut Jeff Tracy, his sons and a British agent and their International Rescue team. The Video of the Day features FAB1, British […]
Even with new equipment being added, the base price of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette will not increase over those of the 2020 model, Chevrolet announced July 8. “The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray retains carryover pricing – the same as the introductory model – with MSRP starting at $59,995 for the coupe and $67,495 for the […]
The Chevy Corvette has been an American icon for 67 years now, and it’s as much a part of U.S. history any other automobile. At a time when patriotism is running high and history is celebrated, it seems fitting that a Corvette should get the spotlight. The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1996 […]
The on-site auction of the Eddie Vannoy Collection of collector cars and automobilia in Jefferson, North Carolina, was the first live auction by Mecum Auctions since the pandemic lockdown in March, although much of the bidding was conducted online or over the phone. The auction of the museum collection held June 26-30 resulted in $15 […]
The Lotus Elite that debuted at the 1958 Earls Court Motor Show and was the first Elite sold to a customer will be presented during The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction from July 31 to August 1. The beautiful little sports coupe has quite a history, originally sold to jazz legend Chris Barber – one […]
Granted, your individual transaction might vary, but luxury and exotic car leasing specialist Putnam Leasing has announced the rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracan Evo as the “best value lease for 2020.” “New rear-wheel drive Italian exotic offers entry-level pricing paired with pure driving thrills,” the company said, adding that you can get such a deal typically for […]
Stalled by the coronavirus pandemic for several months, the Abarth “Tour of Europe in 1949 Hours,” being staged to celebrate the Italian tuner’s 70th anniversary, finally has resumed. The event had begun in late February in the Dutch village of Lijnden and had visited Belgium and had arrived in Germany when the lockdown went into […]
Land Rover and watchmaker Elliot Brown have created what they are terming “one of the world’s toughest watches,” the Land Rover x Elliot Brown Holton Professional. The partners also announced that the watch has been designated as the official timekeeper for the Row GB Challenge, with four rowers taking to the seas to row a […]
In all likelihood, Carroll Shelby was inspired to fit American V8s in lightweight British sports cars from his experience with Allards, which he drove competitively in the early 1950s, a decade before his team rolled out the iconic Cobra. Sydney Allard, like Shelby, was a colorful racer and car builder, though in reserved British style […]