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30k Mile Survivor? 1967 Ford Galaxie 500

To capitalize on the image created by the “Space Race” of the late 1950s, Ford introduced the Galaxie series in 1959. It would be the equivalent of the Chevy Impala in the full-size pegging order. It would serve the company well, sticking around through 1974. In 1967, the car was in its third year of a styling cycle, the last where stacked headlights would be used. This edition of the 500 is said to be a one-owner automobile with just under 30,000 miles. Not a lot of information is offered except that the Ford is in Pasco, Washington and the auction stands at just $1,010 here on HiBid.com. Thanks for your latest tip, Mark Sturgeon.

Ford was usually in second place compared to Chevrolet in the sales game. After beating Chevy by 12% in 1966, they were behind by 18% in 1967. The difference can be explained in part by the new Mustang having its best year in 1966 and the Camaro not coming online until 1967. In the heat for domination in the full-size segment of the market, Chevrolet sold 1.2 million cars while Ford managed just under 900,000 in 1967. So, in collector circles today, you’re likely to find fewer Ford Galaxies than Chevy Impalas as there were simply less of them, to begin with.

We’re privy to little background data on the seller’s car. That may be because the car went to auction after the owner passed away and the family imparted few details. But that’s only a guess. Otherwise, why would you not expound on the virtues of a 55-year-old, one-owner automobile with barely 30,000 miles It runs and drives, but that’s all we’re told (displacement of engine?). This may explain why the bidding thus far has been lackluster, although much more time still remains in the auction.

This Ford was one of nearly 200,000 1967 Galaxie 500 fastbacks built that year. The body and paint look good, though not necessarily spectacular. The interior is fine, too, but the front seat seems to be lighter in color than the rest of the interior, so could the bench have been redone? With no indication of a reserve, if this car continues to stay out of the spotlight. Its next owner might find themselves with a bargain.

Comments

  1. Boatman Member

    Appears to be an FE block, undoubtedly a 390.

    Like 10
    • Sam

      Maybe 352

      • Rick

        1966 was the last tear for the 352.

        Like 1
      • Bob C.

        1967 in trucks.

        Like 1
  2. Troy

    One to watch, can’t find any information if there is a reserve price or not its only a couple hours from me would be a fun car to have

    Like 3
  3. bikefixr

    That hot mess under the hood screams 130,000.

    Like 7
    • bone

      as does the burnt and cracked dash pad and reupholstered seat

      Like 6
    • Richard Jensen

      I came out in 67 and under that hood looks like it’s in better shape than me, How did Yoda put it “When 800 years old you reach, look as good you will not Hmmm” 😜

      Like 1
  4. bobdog

    390 or 352 ci

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    • Joe

      352 was not a engine choice that year. That is probably a 289.

      Like 2
      • Cav427

        Looking at the Fender Badge I would suspect this to be a 390 FE, as well as the shape of the rocker covers. What type of Camera did this guy use? Was it an old Kodak 256k pixel? Good grief!

        Like 6
  5. Harley Allen Bowling

    The seat is not the correct color. Judging from the dash and door panels the correct color is burgundy. I had a 67 with burgandy interior that is the same color as the dash and door panels.

    Like 6
  6. Tom L

    We had a blue 4 door version of this car when I was in college. Ours had an all blue cloth interior and didn’t have buckets. I am confused about that … I don’t think we had an XL …..

    Like 2
  7. Darrin J Kaiser

    My first car, 67 Galaxies. Baby blue white top. Wish I had it today. Looks like the 289 mine had, but they did come with 390’s. I’ll watch this could be a good deal, yes probably 130K.

  8. Solosolo Solosolo Member

    Rather have this Galaxie 500 than any Chev Impala.

    Like 2

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