1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible

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Highlights

  • Original and very rare UK market RHD car 
  • Restored car refinished in red with black interior 
  • Likely covered less than 1,000 miles since restoration
  • Good factory specification with 352CI 5.8L V8 

The Appeal

Ford’s Galaxie 500 is all about an effortless, ageless type of Americana, one populated with endless blacktop, a burble V8 and leaning back and enjoying the ride. These cars, in their way, are as intrinsic to the culture as the Mustang. There’s even a critically acclaimed band named after them. 
Understated styling, influenced in later cars by European cues, plus spacious cabins and rumbling engines, makes these cars popular on the classic car scene. Most Galaxies were LHD, of course, but the UK did officially get access to Canadian-built RHD cars. One resident who did was Mick Jagger, who bought a blue ‘64 as the Rolling Stones’ career took off. 
This one is red but you can see why Jagger wanted one. The long, long lines are neatly detailed while inside there is plenty of space. This car was restored in 2017 and refinished in red, since when it has covered very few miles. It remains in good order with regular MOTs to 2020 showing few advisories. It is registered as a Historic Vehicle so MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt and has been little used since the last test.
The Galaxie 500, particularly the ‘65 to ‘68, is an American motoring icon. Channel its evocative charisma - or throw some Jagger shapes - with this lovely example. 

History and Paperwork

  • First registered in the UK on 27th June 1966 
  • 16 registered keepers
  • Current keeper since 1st July 2021
  • Previously white which was changed in January 2017
  • Appears to be an older restoration executed in 2016/17
  • We understand that this is an original RHD UK market car built in Canada
  • DVLA VIN number 824609476A6SR
  • Registered as a Historic Vehicle so tax, MOT and ULEZ exempt 
  • Regularly MOT’d to 2020 
  • Less than 1,000 miles covered since restoration in 2017 
  • Last MOT expired 14th November 2020 with one minor advisory and 48,063 miles on test 

The Condition

  • Repainted in red in 2017 with very few miles covered since completion 
  • Paintwork in good order with consistent finish and few if any visible marks 
  • Bodywork presents well with no panel deterioration and fair panel fit 
  • Chromework is complete with good, bright bumpers and presentable trim 
  • Some of the trim elements show light tarnish indicating originality 
  • Original RHD UK market car first registered in 1966 
  • Black fabric roof in good condition with deep colour and correct operation 
  • Pillarless design with good glasswork showing no visible misting or scuffs
  • Sits on alloy wheels with whitewall tyres, all well kept and in good order
  • Black vinyl interior in good condition with spacious four seater layout 
  • Mostly original interior with aluminium dashboard finish and strip speedo 
  • Fitted with a three spoke wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel and modern stereo 

The Mechanics

  • 352CI 5.8L V8 engine 
  • DVLA notes the car has 5,700cc which appears to be an error
  • Four barrel carburettor 
  • Twin exhaust pipes as fitted to ‘65 onward cars 
  • Automatic gearbox with column shift 
  • No reported running or driving issues 
  • Sparing use since restoration in 2017 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1966
  • Make Ford
  • Model Galaxie Cabriolet
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 48,063 Miles
  • Engine size 5700
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
8 bids from 3 bidders
  • benzone•••• £15,000 18/06/24
  • phillip•••• £7,500 18/06/24
  • benzone•••• £7,100 18/06/24
  • phillip•••• £7,000 18/06/24
  • benzone•••• £6,300 18/06/24
  • benzone•••• £6,200 18/06/24
  • Simon72 £6,000 18/06/24
  • benzone•••• £5,000 17/06/24
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