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67 Ford Galaxy 500 GT ????

notnutsnotnuts Posts: 1
edited May 10 in Ford
Hello,

Thought someone may know the answer to this question.

I was in California last week and I came across a 1967 Ford Galaxy 500 GT. It was a 2 door hard top with a 390 and a 4 speed transmission. It also had a air induction that had the tubes coming from where the lower head light should be then up to the air cleaner. The person selling the car said it was all original (even the air induction) except for the paint and wheels. I have looked all over the internet and could not find one that was a GT.
Have you ever seen a Ford Galaxy 500GT??????
Is it extremely rare or a fake ???
Thanks

Dan
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,496
    I've never heard of a Galaxie GT. Sounds like someone got a Fairlane GT badge and stuck it on a larger car. I've never heard of that induction on a Galaxie either, not even on the 427 models. Could be some kind of period modification too, by a dealer or tuner or owner.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,846
    of the Galaxie back then called the XL, or the 7-Litre, or something like that?

    That kind of air induction was used in some Fairlanes around 1963-64, which were dragstrip cars and called Thunderbolts. And I think the treatment might have been applied to some 1961-64 era Galaxies. Never seen a later model set up that way, though.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,496
    The XL was the upper trim package...not always performance, but could be. Ford's "SS". The 7-litre was a 428, I think meant to be the luxury-sport model of such a big car.

    A Fairlane Thunderbolt should be worth some very decent money these days. Maybe someone did up a Galaxie in the same style...but I would have thought they'd go past a 390.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,403
    I think it's a fake. The only GT was the Fairlane in 1967, which evolved into the Torino GT and the Cobra.

    Also never saw that air cleaner system, which would be pretty dumb if you think about driving through puddles.

    Oddly enough, there were a small number of rare Fairlanes with the formidable 427 engine but they weren't called GTs!!

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,593
    And it must look pretty tacky too!
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    Hi Craig,

    Any recent encounters with motorcycle cops around I 90?
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,403
    Hi and Welcome.

    I think you're in the wrong topic here. This is the Classic Car Board and the topic is '67 Fords.

    However, you might find this "read only" topic interesting, as it talks about your exact transmission.

    arlason68, "96 ford t-bird transmission" #1, 5 Jun 2003 9:59 am

    Hope this helps. If not, e-mail me and I'll try to direct you elsewhere on the site.

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,593
    Not personally, but there is no shortage of them!
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
    F1 Champion Jim Clark owned a 7-Litre Ford at the time of his death in '67. He and Gurney raced 427 Galaxies in British sedan races (vs. Mini-Coopers, Jags and the like). The racing 427s may have had the SOHC version under their hoods.

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  • Im pretty sure theres no such thing as a GT Galaxy. Theres a Galaxy 500 and a galaxy 500XL. If you still need help call (800) 252-7427 this number is refering to dearborn classics im sure they can help you.
  • Just to clarify, there WAS a Galaxie XL Gt, I do know that they were produced in 1968 and 1969. It was an upgraded suspension, stripes and the all important rim-blow steering wheel. In 69 the base engine was a 390 in the gt although I have only seen them with 429s. I really do not think that the GT existed in any other years.
  • burdawgburdawg Posts: 1,521
    Are you sure your not thinking of a Torino?
  • Yes, I am sure, had a 69 for a while and miss it. I have seen at least one 68 GT, though not recently. I have seen these pop up on ebay from time to time.
  • Technically the XL version was called the Ford XL, but everyone knows it is just a trim level on the Galaxie.

    How do I know? I own a 1967 Ford XL convertible. Never in any of my literature have I seen a 67 "GT". The line-up was:

    Custom
    Custom 500
    Galaxie 500
    XL
    LTD
  • ohsnapohsnap Posts: 1
    Hello

    Im new here. Im restoring a 67 Fairline with my dad and were trying to turn it into a gt. were ahveing a difficult time finding emblems and the rims. Anyone know were to find some?
  • In 1969, when I ordered my XL Convertible, XL was only a trip level. It was a gimic. I was so stupid!! Gee...if you order the XL trim level...you now have a 'sports car' Ford.

    I know you could order bucket seats in 1969. I ordered a bench. I also ordered the trailer towing package. I still have this car. It has a 390 cu in 2 barrel carb.. It is still stock.

    I think the car the guy saw is CA was a 'hot rodded' Galaxy. It was not a production car.
  • cycarcycar Posts: 1
    All these guys below are right. No such thing. Caution and avoidance would be my advise. Available Galaxies in 67 were limited to:
    500
    500XL
    LTD
    7 Litre was 68 and up

    If you email me a picture I can tell you exactly what you are looking at.
    cycarinfo@gmail.com
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,496
    I think you made a typo...7 Litre came out in 66 :P
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,846
    In 1969, when I ordered my XL Convertible, XL was only a trip level. It was a gimic. I was so stupid!! Gee...if you order the XL trim level...you now have a 'sports car' Ford.

    It's probably no more of a gimmick than the SS package for the Impala. All the SS did was give you special badges and trim. All the go-fast stuff, like the big engines, etc, was still optional, as was better suspension, wheels, tires, etc. I'm not sure, but I think even the bucket seats, console, and floor shift might have been separate options. And Plymouth did a similar thing with its "Sport Fury"
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