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Classic Spotlight: 1967 Ford Galaxie 500

The 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 is a classic that’s highly coveted by car enthusiasts worldwide. Ford’s Galaxie line was first introduced in the late 1950s and was one of the top models in Ford’s full-size range. The 1967 edition is easily the best Galaxie on the used market. Equipped with a 410 horsepower dual-four-barrel V8, it’s a collectors treasure.

1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Specifications

The roaring engine is just one of the Galaxie 500’s many cool features. The vehicle was built for speed, but also provided passengers with a spacious, comfortable ride. The 1967 and all other models produced after 1965 are considered to have some of the most impressive year-to-year upgrades Ford has ever come out with.

These models were built with major sheet metal updates; new highly sculpted sides allowed for smooth folds and natural flanks. The body of the car rested on a new perimeter frame that utilized coil springs to help with suspension. It was taller and larger than previous Galaxies. Sitting on each side of a 79-inch front bumper, were dual headlights that contributed to the vehicle’s mean, authoritative aesthetic.

The History of The Ford Galaxie 500

The aesthetic combined with the handling and power of the car made it the choice for American policemen. The Galaxie was a staple of police fleets, used as a patrol car throughout the 1960s.

It also had some success on the racetrack. The Galaxie was Ford’s answer to Chevy’s Impala. It helped contribute to Ford’s legendary run on the NASCAR circuit. Driven by the likes of Junior Johnson and Dan Gurvey, it was known by many Americans as a symbol of power and speed.

NASCAR actually prohibited Ford from using a custom Galaxie it built-in 1966. The model would’ve hit the races with an otherworldly single overhead cammer 427 that was capable of over 600 horsepower. Ford built the car to make a statement and they wanted people to know it. In fact, the company added ‘500’ at the end of the Galaxie’s name with respect to the NASCAR 500. The team’s executives were trying to tell the world that this automobile was built for the tracks.

The name, Galaxie, was also part of Ford’s marketing plan for the model. Introduced in the late 1950s and going through production until 1974, the Ford Galaxie’s most popular years were concurrent with the peak of the space race. Initially, La Galaxie, and later shortened to Galaxie, the car was named in hopes of piggybacking on the hype generated by the space race.

Cost of The Ford Galaxie 500

In the late 1960s, Galaxies were selling at a listing price of $2,860. This was on par with the average cost of a sedan at the time. Most went for around $2,700 which is about $20,000 today after adjusting for inflation. The car has held its value over time, as a Ford Galaxie 500 in perfect condition sells for around $20,000 today on the auction circuit. Although depending on the history of the car and the features it’s equipped with, these models can sell for up to $250,000 in some cases.

Insure Your Prized Vehicle with Classic Auto

Whether you take your Ford Galaxie 500 or any other collector car on scenic drives over the weekend or use it to show off at enthusiast events, you need the right insurance to protect your vehicle. At Classic Auto Insurance, we work with our clients to determine the worth of their vehicles and find the best plan to suit their needs.

We give customers layover miles, so if you don’t take it out as much as you anticipated, your plan will rollover. In other words, if your plan covers 3,000 miles for the year but you only drive 1,000, the remaining 2,000 miles transfer over to next year’s plan.

If you need insurance, request a quote here. You can also contact us by calling 888-901-1338 with any questions you may have about our policies. Our experts are always ready to answer your questions and provide you with great service and coverage.

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