1972 Ford Galaxy LTD / Brougham 400


My weekend cruiser


I've replaced a failed water pump, rebuilt the power brake booster, the carburetor, and installed a new radiator.

A few minor electrical problems have been fixed because I have the factory wiring diagrams.

Engine and transmission have never been rebuilt.

General Comments:

Restored this car over a period of 11 years as money and time permitted.

New paint, vinyl roof and interior; it looks almost like it did when new.

This car is surprisingly quick at the green light. The transmission shifts at precisely the right time.

It uses no oil between changes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2010

1964 Ford Galaxy 500 289 2V


Great car, but now-a-days 12 MPG doesn't cut it


It had the top end of the engine in the trunk with a cracked head when I bought it for $50. So a friend and I put in a rebuilt motor ($400).

Down the line I had the transmission replaced because it wasn't 100% perfect (I worked at an AAMCO trans. shop).

General Comments:

My first car and best car I have ever owned. Lots of power, especially in the '80s when most folks were driving economy cars.

Excellent driver position for my 6'2" frame (Hey, that was considered tall back then).

The A.C. still blew ice-cold after 22 years.

It got 12 MPG using premium gas (or regular if you retarded the ignition a couple degrees), which is about par for a '60s vintage full sized car.

It was large with "bench" seats, which meant I could pack 5-7 friends in there. (try that with modern bucket seats).

Sure wish I had kept that car. I was moving (I thought) to Thailand in 1986 and sold it for $200!!! It was near perfect in all respects.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th December, 2009