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1968 Ford Galaxie Review
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From 1998 to spring of 2016, I owned this car. It was a great solid car that caused me virtually no problems in the 18 years I owned it, other than the things I inherited and already knew required fixing, but was too lazy to do anything about it. But its important to note, that that wasnt the cars fault... that was all on me. The car had and odd mix of varying trim level features-- some high, some low. Power steering, but no power brakes, no front disc brakes, 3 speed on the steering column (something you wouldnt expect to see on a car like this)-- yet it had air conditioning, and the aluminum accent strips down the fenders and the doors-- which i think was more of a high end feature. The pros of this car was solid rebuilt engine, I had the valve seats hardened so it ran fine on 87 octane gas without having to add a lead additive into the tank. I also put in an electronic ignition so I could get rid of the points and condenser, thus allowing the car to start and run with fewer problems. The downsides were the peeling paint on the fender, and the unpredictable nature of the transmission linkage. Sometimes the car shifted very easily, sometimes it was very hard. The non-power brake pedal was extremely heavy on the foot, and not for those who dont have a lot of strength in the right leg. Overall, I liked this cars looks and style, especially the long fender line from the C-pillar to the rear bumper. Its just after 18 years, it was time for a change and I decided I wanted to move forward into the 70s.
Handling Ranked 1970 Ford LTD better.
"It steered straighter and the suspension feels tighter. But then again it may be more a difference between those individual cars, and not so much a difference in the models and years."
Value Ranked 1970 Ford LTD worse.
"I got my 68 for cheaper than I paid for the 70."
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Black Beauty In The Desert — Ole school 68 Muscle Galaxie 500 Convertible started as small project to enjoy some ole history from the good 60's era of cars. Since then has become a real passion ( like my other passion, motorcycles). Once I get her 100% right looking for a Chevy Chevelle Project.

Pros: My muscle is not too often seen on the road

Cons: Gas guzzler and a lil rust that I am working on removing from under and chasiss

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Hot-rod — The gas is a bit spendy, the breaks are touchy, gas gauge needs a bit of work, and there are a few dings here and there, but not too much of a problem, but this car will get every ones attention ;)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great stylish car. lots of room

Cons: cost of gas, long car

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You Allways Get To Answer "what Kind Of Car Is That" — One of the most comfertable cars I have driven in a long time. Quick enoughf to be fun and at 18mpg on the freeway you can afford to take it out of the garage. Does not flote the front end like alot of other cars of this time. I love it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: A pure fun driving experiance that others enjoy as well

Cons: if you need body parts its not going to be easy

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1968 Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback — This car has been a "shared" car, although it has been mainly my fathers car since 1971. Performance-wise, this car came with the original 390 size engine. The building quality - like any car that you hold onto and want it to work like new - has needed repairs. The actual car frame had a design flaw which didn't allow the water to drain properly, and it caused us to have to go though 2 different frames until we had one customized to fix the problem. The car has been well taken care of, having all the dents and blemishes removed in a major overhaul in 2000, and now since the car is nearing the 550,000 mile mark (yes, and the engine still purrs like a kitten!) we tend to keep it in the garage more and not take it out as much. The only interior work that it needs is a new dashboard and the back seat cover replaced. The average cost of gasoline has varied over the last few years, and because it requires unleaded plus (engine changed at the 500,000 mile mark), it is hard to tell exactly what it has cost us (due to storage). Like most older cars the car does go though a starter in 2-3 years, and that has been the primary cost of upkeep. Is this car fun to drive? Steering is tight, and it does not have any power brakes, stearing, or even windows/door locks. All the power basically "stays there, in the engine." I find the car fun to drive, and we as a family still get plenty of looks from old-car fans wanting to know if Dad is going to sell it. His response? "Only if I get desperate enough!" Enough said!

Pros: Gorgeous inside and out, new engine, new original paint job, and a big attention getter

Cons: Gas guzzler - 26 mpg, power needed at times to maneauver in tight parking situations

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My First Car/work In Progress — 390fe C6 Got this car when I was 15 from my grandpa... Replaced a couple body panels Rebuilt the motor with performance parts Message me if you have questions

Pros: Torque...Lots of torque, gets peoples attention...it's loud. Fun to drive..a beast from a 50mph pull.

Cons: Doesn't like to turn or stop definitely a straight line cruiser...loves to drink decrepit dynosores (gas).

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First Car. Gas Hog. Kinda An American Muscle Car — it had a 302 motor. a 3 speed automatic transmission. rear wheel drive. hidaway headlights. am stereo. till i put my own in. full bench front and back seat. two door

Pros: looked pretty cool. floated down the street

Cons: really long, floated down the street

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The Only Ford You Will Catch Me Driving — This picture isn't the one i drove(because i drove my grand fathers and it's white with Black interior), drives very well, had problems with cooling lines collapsing over 80 mph

Pros: Extremely good condition, good stopping power, convertable, funny ass horn

Cons: Being white, stops literaly on a dime, is in mph

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