1965 Ford Galaxie 500 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

Could you get a cooler cruiser? For this price too?

1965 Ford Galaxie 500 – Today’s Tempter
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 – Today’s Tempter

1965 heralded in an all-new Ford Galaxie that was both longer and taller than the preceding generation.

With vertically stacked quad headlights, the entire car is loosely reminiscent of a ZD Fairlane, but in coupe form – it looks low and sleek complete with open air pillarless design.

Engine choices for 1965 were carried over from the previous generation, except a new entry-level 240ci six-cylinder replaced the outgoing 223.

Underneath the car, a new coil-sprung three-link rear replaced the outmoded leaf springs.

This 1965 Galaxie 500 presents in XL trim, complete with Thunderbird buckets and a 390ci V8 mated to a cruise-O-matic transmission.

The car might not be in absolute concours condition, but as a weekend cruiser – it looks like a stunning buy dollar-for-dollar.

The seller has carried out a fair bit of preventative maintenance, with all new bushes, new tyres and rebuilt brakes (drums and booster).

The seats have a healthy patina, and all glass is reportedly in good condition. The seller points out that the paint shows age, but still holds shine.

For $25,000, you’d be happy with this as a weekend cruiser.

It looks cool, low-slung and full of 60s style. And for the dollar, represents amazing value compared to a ZD Fairlane.

The car is based in Victoria, and you can check out the full listing here!


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