1966 Ford Galaxie Review

1966 Ford Galaxie 500 289 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 289 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles

Summary:

A Galaxie 500 is a great and inexpensive muscle car.

Faults:

The carburetor needed new seals and a new float shortly after I bought it.

The old cork valve cover gaskets went out on it recently.

The original u-joints didn't have grease fittings on them, so they went out.

The steering wheel somehow got crooked on it before I bought it.

The Cruise-O-Matic transmission dripped fluid for a while, but the transmission fluid pan just needed tightening.

The choke sticks once in a while, but its no big deal.

That's about it.

General Comments:

The bench seats are very roomy and comfortable.

It feels and rides like a Cadillac. It just floats over bumps.

It sounds and drives like a muscle car, but wait... it is a muscle car!

The little 289 has got more torque than any jap car, and it sounds a lot better too!

A Galaxie 500 in the same shape as mine also makes a great show car! It seems to turn heads everywhere I go.

The car doesn't have a radio, but the sound of the V-8 sounds better to me than any music.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2002

12th Aug 2003, 21:01

My Galaxie now has 33,000 on it and its still doing good.

5th Oct 2004, 02:28

Great cars have one my self. a 1966.

7th Mar 2005, 05:22

Had my 390cu Convertible for 20 years and I love it. always started and never has failed a mot test. model is a 1966 car and I am only the 2nd owner. would never part with it as in excellent condition, however may consider if a 1966 XL with the larger engine became available, but would also have to be in a1 condition.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review