Galaxie 500 XL

429-4V: 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Ford Motor Company introduced the Galaxie in the 1959 model year, and the car ended up having a good and long run all the way up through 1974.  The Galaxie never really achieved muscle car status, as it was… more»

Original 390: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” Okay, I’m not about to give up my day job for a musical career. Still, the sentiment reflects that the warmer weather is coming and that spending those days aboard this 1964 Ford… more»

Same Family 50 Years: 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Throughout the 1960s, Ford would chase Chevrolet in the sales game, except for the pony car segment (i.e. Mustang). Ford’s Galaxie 500 was like Chevy’s Impala and the 500 XL was akin to the Impala SS. This beautiful ’66… more»

Barn Find Drop-Top: 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Although it was a limited production car in 1961, the Chevy Impala Super Sport went mainstream in 1962 – and Ford followed suit with the XL version of their Galaxie 500. Like the Impala, it was available in hardtop… more»

Sell or Fix: 1969 Ford Galaxie 500/XL

Ford added the XL to the Galaxie 500 line-up in 1962, as an in-kind response to the Chevrolet Impala Super Sport (SS). Production of the XL continued through 1970, of which the last two years were available only in… more»

429 V8 Survivor: 1969 Ford Galaxie XL GT

1960s muscle car mania wasn’t limited to just mid-size cars. You could buy a performance-oriented version of the full-size Galaxie 500 if you wanted, and it was called the XL GT. Your body style choices were limited to a… more»

390/4-Speed: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible

Some cars can be a triumph of style over substance, with stunning good looks hiding performance that would be considered mediocre, at best. Other vehicles can be unspeakably ugly but possess performance potential that is nothing short of mind-bending…. more»

390/4-Speed: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

The owner of this 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL admits that it has been sitting forgotten in storage since 1976. Time has taken a toll on this classic, but it hasn’t taken it to the point where it is… more»

Stunning 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 390 Convertible

When I reflect on my childhood and the cars we had as family transport, my unquestioned favorite was our 1964 Galaxie 500. It wasn’t the most powerful car that my father bought, nor was it the most glamorous. However,… more»

Stored 30 Years: 1968 Ford Galaxie 500/XL

Over the years, Ford and Chevrolet have generally competed on a model-for-model basis. Chevy came up with the Impala, and Ford matched it with the Galaxie 500. Along those same lines, the 500/XL was the Ford equivalent of the… more»