BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED GALAXIE GT, 390 Z-CODE, C6, FACTORY A/C, VERY CORRECT!!
Some cars are interesting all by themselves, and others are interesting for the stories they can tell, but the very best cars offer both. This 1968 Ford Galaxie XL GT fastback is, by itself, a very cool car, but if you're of the dare-to-be-different crowd, it will really stand out.
Always a dry southern car, this GT has never needed any major metal surgery, and when the time came to refresh the finish, little more than a few hours of block sanding were required. Of course, they stuck with the original code W Meadowlark Yellow, and as you can see from the photos, this one was done right. The soft yellow paint contrasts beautifully with the aggressive fastback shape, making a car that's at once elegant and brutal, which was surely Ford's intent. The front end was completely redesigned in 1968, adding the hidden headlights, dramatically changing the looks of the car and taking it upscale. Those gorgeous sculpted fenders that kick up behind the doors give the car an sophistication that only gets better the more you look at it. The finish is very good, and we love that it doesn't have the usual vinyl top, making it look very clean and sleek.
The black vinyl bucket seat interior offers accommodations for five, which is what full-sized cars were all about. Replacement seat covers, door panels, carpets, and a taut headliner make it look and feel like a new car inside, and everything works as it should. The instrument panel is a cool pod ahead of the driver with the gauges hidden behind a textured fascia and a very rare tach down on the console (and yes, it works!). Auxiliary controls are integrated into a band of burled walnut that runs from end to end, and matches the insert on the steering wheel. And yes, Ford seems to have borrowed GM's "horseshoe" shifter, but it looks every bit as cool here as it does on the Brand X cars. Factory A/C is a nice find on a luxury cruiser like this and it still carries its original AM radio that's probably due for an upgrade. One look in the neatly upholstered trunk will convince you that someone truly loved this car, because it's exceptionally clean.
Power comes from a correct Z-code 390, which makes big torque and moves the fastback with effortless ease. An Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor replaces the original Autolite unit so it runs like a new car with a smooth idle and a great V8 burble from the twin tailpipes. It's not over-detailed, but it has a well-maintained look with proper Ford Blue on the engine itself along with an open-element air cleaner that was added later yet still looks right. A big radiator is augmented with an aftermarket shroud to keep things cool and there's a brand new dual exhaust system underneath. The C6 3-speed automatic transmission shifts easily and gives it a smooth luxury car feel and feeds a heavy-duty 9-inch rear. Those very cool Magnum 500 wheels carry fat 235/70/15 white-letter tires that give it a sporty look.
This Marti-report backed Galaxie GT fastback is very high-quality and a very unusual piece of luxury muscle, all at a very reasonable price. Call us today!
- Power Brakes
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- AM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Marti Report
- Body Color
- Meadowlark Yellow
- Body Style
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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