1973 Ford Galaxie 400


They don't make them like this anymore!


The heater was fixed by dealer when he sold it to me; it stopped working again just before I sold it.

The A/C leaked, but was jury-rigged/fixed with a leak seal kit and a freon conversion kit, and 3 cans of R134-A from Wal-Mart. It slow leaked after that, but I'd just charge it and add one can of seal in May, and the A/C would blow cold thru next year. Way cheaper than an A/C shop!!

Anything else was my fault because I couldn't keep from tinkering with it!!

Oh yeah, the driver's side window crank wore out.

Most reliable 30 year old car I've ever had!!

This was a base Galaxie, with manual windows and locks.

General Comments:

It had a 400 Modified block and a C-6 transmission. The rear was a 8.7 with 2.73 gears.

I had some excess bucks, so I put in an Edelbrock cam and intake package and a 600 CFM Edelbrock carb. I also added a dual exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers, chromed open air cleaner and a Pertronix electronic ignition.

Once I got it set up right, I could get an honest 16 MPG at 65 mph with the A/C off. I also would cruise at 90 hauling a trailer, and my wife would hear me chuckling at how much power it still had left.

I never did find out how fast it could go; the speedometer bottomed out at 120. Second gear was good til 80 mph and was really strong.

I found the steering to be numb like any typical 70s American car, but the power brakes were great!

I let the car go once gas prices became impossible... but I still miss hearing that big V-8 sucking in that air. It was comfortable, could haul me and my family in comfort, and was quiet on the highway. Parts were cheap and readily available, and upkeep was minimal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2007

1965 Ford Galaxie 500 289c.i.d.


My '65 Galaxie does turn a lot of heads


The oil pan gaskets leak a little.

The driver's side of the front seat has started to wear badly.

The weatherstripping is old and worn.

General Comments:

The car has an AM radio built in the dash that cannot be replaced. The power and sound this little 289 puts out beats a radio any day!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd April, 2005

23rd Apr 2005, 04:59

A little 289 in a big ol two-ton Galaxie, yet you rate performance a 10/10, hmmmm...

1967 Ford Galaxie 500 390 V8


It's like a boat, only more fun


It needed a new convertible top after sitting in storage for 25 years.

The voltage regulator went bad soon after I purchased the car.

One exhaust pipe rusted through.

The original valve cover gaskets rotted.

General Comments:

It handles very solidly at any speed and rides smoothly over bumps and rough roads.

The heater is amazing. It is so strong the car can be comfortable driven the top down even in the winter.

Except for height, this car is as big as most SUV's.

Acceleration is as quick as the nearly two ton curb weight allows for.

Surprising as it may seem, the car takes turns pretty well.

The factory drum brakes are not up to the task of controlling this car.

The engine is simple and easy to service and make repairs on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2005

22nd Mar 2005, 12:02

This car is (a 1967 model) was manufactured on 23 June 1966 in Mahwah, NJ.

2nd Oct 2006, 10:30

I just got my '66 galaxie convertible and agree with everything said thus far, especially the braking system. After driving newer cars with power disc brakes, this car could put you in danger if you're not careful. With that said, it is an awesome car, easy to work on, and looks great!

23rd Aug 2009, 13:38

I had a '67 500 two door hardtop that I bought from my dad with 110,000 miles on it. It was a 240 6 cylinder with a three speed auto. It was a great car. The two door body and frame remained tight. The four door hardtop and the two door convertible both seemed to turn into "boats". The 390 that usually came was a dog. I don't know if a higher HP engine was available. My dad had the four door hardtop with a 390 also. I drove it a little. I thought it was a boat.

The two door hardtop was a different story. With the suspension set at the correct height (the Fords would sag, especially after a winter of heavy snow on their hoods), the car responded well on the road. It felt like a much smaller auto. Due to the advertising of the Plymouth GTX and the Hemi engine at the time, the sleeper Ford two door hardtop slept as a secret for those who owned one to enjoy.