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Ford Galaxie 500

Ford Galaxie 500

Like many muscle cars, the 1966 Galaxie 500 used the simple formula of a massive engine up front driving the rear wheels. It had stacked headlamps, all new suspension and the emphasis was more on comfort, despite obviously being a muscle machine. The A-arm suspension was very good and went on to be used in NASCAR competition, while at the rear coil springs and control arms replaced the former leaf spring set-up. It all added up to a refined ride but the big-block up front could soon change that. Up to 1965 the biggest engine in the Galaxie had been the 427ci (6.9 liters), but the 428ci (7-liter), also part of the FE range of big-block Fords, was built mainly to produce torque. It was a more streetable engine than the 427 engine, but still had plenty of power and incredible torque at low rpm. Inside, being a top-of-the-range car, the 500 featured leather seats and wood trim.

Ford Galaxie 500 Specifications

Top speed:105 mph (168 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):8.2 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:428 ci (7,013 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:345 bhp (257 KW) @ 4,600 rpm
Max torque:462 lb ft (626 Nm) @ 2,800 rpm
Weight:4,059 lb (1,845 kg)
Economy:9 mpg 93.2 km/I)
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