Wednesday, October 29, 2014

5k: Seller Submission: 1967 Ford Galaxie Country Squire Wagon

 The 3rd generation Ford Galaxie was a full-sized sedan introducing in 1965 with all new styling. Visually recognizable by the groovy stacked headlights that were cascaded down to smaller Fords, the Galaxie sold well until the next facelift.  The Galaxie wagon was badged as the Country Squire or Country Sedan depending on if it was covered in fake wood --either way it makes a great big family hauler/weekend cruiser.  Find this 1967 Ford Galaxie Country Squire Wagon offered for $4,000 in Tiverton, RI via craigslist.  Seller submission from Art.

This giant beast has had its original wood sides removed sometime in the 70s and it was resprayed in the awesome Evel Knievel paint scheme you see here.  The paint job makes me want to don my cape & crash helmet and go look for some big ramps...

Under the hood is a 390 FE "Thunderbird" V8 would have been good for 266 horsepower and 401 ft-lbs of torque.  The engine bay looks pretty grimy, but the seller states that the braking system has recently been thoroughly gone -- this is good because if you are going to do any Evel Knievel stunts you are gonna want functioning brakes.

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1 comment:

  1. Are you sure this started out life as a Country Squire? If there's no indication that the holes in the metal where the fake wood strips would have been attached have been filled in, then maybe this is a mere Country Sedan. I think Country Squires got the cast grille, and Country Sedans got the stamped grille. I used to own a 1967 Country Squire. I never should have got rid of it, but the circumstances at the time dictated its departure. Too bad.


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