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1967 Galaxie 500 Sedan

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History
The Ford Galaxie was the primary full-sized model of automobile built in the United States by the Ford Motor Company for model years 1959 through 1974. A version of the car was produced in Brazil under the names Galaxie 500, LTD and Landau from 1968 to 1982. As often is the case with American cars, the model names shifted around from year to year, but the Galaxie was always Ford's full-size car. In the late 1960s, the low trim Fords would be the Ford Custom 500, while the high end would be the XL and LTD, but the Galaxie was normally the high volume counterpart to the Chevrolet Impala.


Some Galaxies were high-performance, racing specification machines, a larger forebear to the muscle car era. Others were plain, family sedans.

Assembly: Chicago, IL

Chicago Assembly is Ford Motor Company's oldest continually-operated automobile manufacturing plant. It is located in Chicago, Illinois. Production started on March 3, 1924 as an alternative production site for the Model T to the famous River Rouge Plant.

It switched to Model A production in 1928, and built M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car armored cars during World War II. It was the site of pickup truck production for 40 years before that operation stopped in 1964. In 1985, it was selected as the site of production for the company's popular Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable midsize sedans.

Body: Galaxie 500

In 1967, the 7 Liter model no longer carried the Galaxie name; it was to be the last year of its being separately identified. Little else changed except for trim and the styling; the same engine range, from a 240 in³ (3.9 L) six-cylinder to the 428 (7.0 L) V8. Modifications to the styling included adding a major bend in the center of the grille, and making the model less "boxy" than the 1966 model. The XL model no longer carried the "Galaxie 500" designation.

Engine: 8 Cyl. 289 CID

At introduction, the 289 CID two-barrel engine shared the spotlight with the 260 CID F-Code but offered an additional 46 HP and 29 CID. This over-bored version of the 260 generated 210 HP. Early production V-8 engines were equipped with generators instead of alternators.


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