Ford Galaxie, Thunderbird 1958-72 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Big American-designed Fords are perennial favourites in this market.


Ford Galaxie, Thunderbird 1958-72 market review

When new, Thunderbirds didn’t compete directly with muscle cars like the Pontiac GTO or Plymouth Road Runner but today they offer similar performance with more luxury and for a lot less money.

Bulky 1961-66 Thunderbirds still crack 16 seconds for 0-400 metres and you can get them LHD for under $20,000.

The shape and concept of the T-Bird changed in 1967 and these massive cars with 7.0-litre engines will only set you back $15,000 or so.

Two-door Galaxies weren’t sold here as new cars and certainly not with optional 7.0-litre V8s suited to NASCAR ovals. 390-engined cars are cheap but according to US sites you will need $75,000 for a 427-engined car.


Model Year Value Recorded Sales
Galaxie H/Top 1962-64 $35,185 [3]
Galaxie H/Top 1965-72 $25,395 [11]
T-Bird H/Top 1958-60 $36,750 [4]
T-Bird H/Top 1961-63 $25,185 [7]
T-Bird H/Top 1964-66 $27,700 [10]
T-Bird 1967-73 $15,740 [6]


Values from 2015-16. Concours cars will fetch a premium.

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