My inlaws had one of these! It first belonged to my former FIL who sold it to my current MIL who drove it for about four years before she sold it to a neighbor that drove it til the frame rusted through. That alone testifiesto the durability of these cars. They were well-built with very reliable drivelines. Used to see 'em on the road bythe hundreds, now this may be the onlysurvivor left on the streets. Beautiful Fall pics and a great find too.
I would love to compare this particular car's sales to its competitors. I have a feeling the Chevy & Plymouth models outsold the Ford. As far as memory goes I witnessed during the late 1970's-early 1980's much more rusted out/dead paint 67/68 Chevy Impala's on the road compared to the Fords. I also have noticed within in the last 20 years seeing a good amount of fully restored mint condition 66-67 Plymouths on the road (Old car shows) as well. I don't know why but I never see the Fords in this category either.
Giz, what'd your MILF drive?
My uncle had a '68 XL.The '68 XL did not have the Galaxie badging and was more angular. His was aqua over white, rocker panel racing stripe. Front buckets and console. It had hidden headlamps. 390 v8.
this is a great post. just great. so great.
Mother's car was a Galaxie 500 2-door HT very similar to this one. It was a BlueGreen with a matching interior. It had a 390 V8 with a C-6 tranny. She bought it from my former FIL for $325.00 in 1981. I was very familiar with this car as I would help myformer FIL with the maintainance on it. When Mother bought it, I performed most of the repairs to it as my then-current FIL was a long distance truck driver. Mother soldthis car in '84 to her neighbor, who drove it till the frame rusted in two. So ends the story of Mother's '67 Galaxie 500.
Ford actually sold over 850,000 big cars in '67 but it's true, they're not seen much on the old car show circuit. As CaptainGizmo mentioned frame rust was an issue on these especially in the Rust Belt...hard to restore a car once the frame is gone. My '69 Galaxie had the same fate and so did my friend's '65 but they were cool cars otherwise
Thanks for the info on the sales of the full size Fords.I guess that is true about the frames rusting out. I remember about 25 years ago I had an interest in this 1970 Mercury Marquis 4-door hardtop which was parked in someone's driveway. The car was dark blue. It looked really nice. I knocked on the door and I asked if it was for sale since the owner just took the license plates off the car. The owner told me the frame was rotted and he couldn't sell the car.
That front shot is awesome. So many leaves.
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