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Galaxie Within Reach!


If you’re into smooth rides and impressive comfort this full-size cruiser might just be the car for you! Listed here on craigslist St. Louis, Missouri this 1970 Ford Galaxie 500XL is being offered for just $5,100. 1970 was actually the last year for the XL model. Ford engineers were charged with building a car that could be marketed as one of the quietest and most luxurious cars built in 1970. There is no shortage of Galaxies available with the high production numbers that Ford cranked out, but few are still on the road and in nice condition.

This is a 2-door fast-back that the owner rarely drives anymore. He wants someone else to enjoy it. The driver’s side appears to have some damage and there isn’t an image of the rear, so you may wish to ask for some more images and details.

The original 390 is still under the hood with a rebuilt 2 barrel carburetor, a newer battery, new radiator and hoses, new plugs and wires, new shocks and springs and the like new Cooper white walls. The mileage and ownership history is not given. This owner had the stock AM/FM stereo radio repaired and the hide-away headlights even work! This car is said to be an excellent driver and it appears that this owner has taken care and maintained it well over the years. Is this Galaxie within your reach?



  1. randy

    I think he’ll take $4500.00. I think the price is a little high on this one as well.
    2V, column shift, bench seat hurts the deal for motor heads like me.

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  2. Cassidy

    I wish this was closer! Fine looking car; got to love those hidden headlights melding with the grill! Nice! There might be a problem with the parking brake…

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  3. Luke Fitzgerald

    That’s the way cars used to be advertised – honest, no mention of metal moths and a big deal about new tyres and a battery – love it – if it’s anywhere as good as it looks it’s a bargain – the two barrel / bench seat is an asset – no ones f$&@ed with it (yet)

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  4. JW454

    My brother had the 1968 version of this car. I like the 68′ a little better due to the full sloping fast back type rear window but this one is in pretty nice too.
    It appears they’ve tuned it up with new spark plugs and ignition wires hoping to get more than the 8~10 miles per gallon this beast is known for. I’ve owned several of these engines in various cars and that’s all I could ever get.

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  5. Ross W. Lovell

    Greetings All,

    My Grandmother had a similar one, unsure of the year. The car mechanically was pretty good, no issues of anything with more than average problems. The car did have one issue, rustproofing was in its infancy and the areas behind the wheels on the fenders suffered greatly.

    Back then, epoxy and fiberglass sheet, I hated polyester resins, was the repair because I didn’t weld at 14. Paint came from Duplicolor, took a bunch of cans to get it right.

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  6. Hondo122

    I had one in ’73, 351 2 barrel, it had a great ride. In ’73 gas mileage wasn’t an issue. It was stolen off the street in ’75. Police found it stripped.

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  7. Jim Marshall

    I had a 69 LTD with a 351 Windsor. It was a great car.

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  8. Mark E

    Had a 1971 Torino with a 351/2bbl. Same color as this LTD. Drove it repeatedly back and forth from Idaho and Salt Lake City to Minnesota. Very nice road car with decent mileage.

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  9. mike skid

    I phased the with the exact the advertise put 110000 on it, was a great car. I paid i think less that 3000

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