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
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