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Ford Galaxie 500 (1968)


Ford Galaxie 500 (1968)

During the 1960s the Galaxie turned from a muscle car into something more subtle and formal, though it remained a good seller for Ford. The car had lost Its ground-breaking lines in favor of the fastback style, which was fast becoming the norm later that decade, though Dodge and Plymouth had the edge on shape. This custom version has taken the stock look and color-coded everything to help bring the shape up to date, also helped by the addition of modern billet alloy rims with low-profile tyres. Three-inch drop spindles have been fitted to lower the front, while the rear does the same through lowering blocks between the leaf springs and live axle. The body has been seam welded to make it torsionally stiffer, and to take advantage of the extra handling available, there's a modified 390ci (6.3-liter) big-block engine with new headers, an Edelbrock intake and a bigger carb.

Ford Galaxie 500 (1968) Specifications

Top speed:110 mph (176 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h): 7.9 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:390 ci (6,390 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:365 bhp (272 kW) @ 5,800 rpm
Max torque:370 lb ft (501 Nm) @ 3,400 rpm
Weight:3,554 lb (1,615 kg)
Economy:12 mpg (4.25 km/I)
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