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For Sale: 1966 Ford Galaxie in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 155 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) 'Amazing! Your factory-built Ford is quieter than my custom-built car,' said Herman Graber, the great Swiss coach-builder.' That headline was part of the powerfully effective Quiet Man interview-based advertising set in various European locales. Each ad proved the amazingly solid and surprisingly quiet '66 Ford Galaxies were the real deal. Another example from France was headlined: 'I was sure the Citroen Chapron would be quieter because it's hand-made,' said Count de Villefranche, but the new Ford XL changed his opinion. American Fords dominated European makes. Offered here is one of the Quiet Man's subject cars, a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible in dark red over red under a white fabric soft-top. The outstanding original condition of the car is owed to fastidious owner care and low mileage. The Galaxie's odometer reads 46,475 miles, or just 845 miles per-year since new. The exterior paint has been refreshed in the factory color and exhibits uniform application with a high gloss. (Be sure to see the close-up photos in the gallery to appraise the paint finish.) There are no dings, dents, or other damage on the car's sheet metal panels, and panel-fit is excellent in keeping with Ford's upgraded quality standards for manufacturing at the time. Extensive chrome on the body-including the bumpers, grille, vertically arranged quad-headlight trim, door handles, side mirrors, lower body-side trim, wheel-well trim, and rear-end taillight treatment-remains in excellent condition with very little patina from age. All factory badging is complete and in excellent condition. F-o-r-d individual letters on the hood, Ford-logo hood ornament, front-fender emblems, Galaxie 500 rear-fender badges, and individual F-o-r-d letters on the rear are correctly mounted in the factory locations. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear, complete, and undamaged. The car's white soft-top is also clean and undamaged. Factory wheels (with full wheel covers showing Ford logo and red trim) are mounted with 215/85, thin-whitewall, Mastercraft® all-season tires for a perfectly period-correct look. Inside, the various red surfaces have been maintained well and show near-perfect vintage condition. Upholstery on the folding, chrome-trimmed front and rear bench seats (with rear-speaker indent) is vertically pleated red vinyl with darker red embossed panels for contrast. There are no flaws in the upholstery. Red cabin carpeting is similarly well-kept and free of wear damage. Door trim echoes the seat upholstery with a black, woodgrain vertical trim added for the premium look in this top-of-the-line Ford. The red-vinyl boot cover is pristine (so when the homecoming queen sits there for the parade, her throne will be perfect). The car's original, stock, red steering wheel with Ford-emblem-center frames the wide-look, padded, red dashboard with horizontal speedometer, separate analog clock, and various operating controls below. A JVC® audio head unit replaces the factory radio. The shift lever for the automatic transmission is mounted on the steering column. Brushed-chrome trim extends across the dash ending in a Galaxie 500 emblem similar to the exterior badges. The trunk is clean and includes a matching spare tire and wheel cover. Under the hood, the Ford V8's engine-block is painted proper Ford blue. An Edelbock®-embossed air-cleaner cover and chrome valve-covers add flair. The engine bay is clean and complete with all components properly mounted and hoses and wiring correctly routed. Viewed from below,

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Ford Galaxie
  • Listing ID:CC-1528559
  • Price:$28,500
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Galaxie
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:46475
  • Stock Number:21GKM260
  • VIN:6G65C204395
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