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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Walk Around Photo Feature

Subject: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 including engine detail

These photos are of a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 at the 2015 Topton Days street fair.

General Overview:

The 1964 Galaxie was described as a car built for total performance. For 1964, there were 16 models to choose from to include different varieties of sedans, hardtops, convertibles, and wagons. This Galaxie carried much the same body style as the 1963 with new distinctive styling through new trim moldings, grill and rear panel design, and all new interior trim styling. The Galaxie 500 was offered in the sedan, hardtop and convertible body styles. The Galaxie 500XL was offered in the sedan, hardtop, and convertible as well. The 500XL was the deluxe model with standard plush vinyl bucket seats with console, special XL trim moldings and ornamentation and standard equipment V-8 engine., and full wheel covers. 1964 also had six different engine choices. The most notable was the Thunderbird 390 V-8 engine at 300 horsepower, and two versions of the all powerful 427 power plant. Both a four barrel and dual carburetor version were offered at 410, and 425 horsepower respectively. For transmissions, Ford offered much the same as the previous year. The four speed was standard euipment on 427 engine sizes and optional equipment on 390. Ford discontinued the 406 engine for 1964 which was now replaced by the 427. Ford also built a number of 427 Fiberglass race equipped Galaxies for 1964. Most people consider the 1964 as the most attractive Galaxie ever built. The 1964 Fords are also legendary for their racing history as many of the factory lightweight cars were used by the Ford Motor Company extensively on the race track, Which gave these cars instant popularity that continues to the current day.

Additional Information: for more specs, dataplate info, and Exterier/Trim Colors used for the 1964 Galaxie


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