Car Beat: Galaxie 500 LTD

Whenever I see a cool car around the neighborhood, I take pictures and send them to my pal Eric up in Portland who runs Other People’s Things, my favorite car blog. He responds with some knowledge and we post the results here and it’s called “Car Beat.” Here’s what Eric has to say about this old Ford:

Though it has seen better days, this was once top of the line Ford sedan.

It’s a third generation Ford Galaxie 500 LTD (1965-68, this one is a ’65). I can’t be certain because the lower fender badge is all messed up but it probably had a massive 6.4 L 390 V8 in it. That’s almost as big as the V10 they put in the ridiculous Ford Excursion SUV.

Crazy Wikipedia fact: no one really knows what LTD stood for. Look it up.

It’s true! Thanks, Eric!

8 Responses to “Car Beat: Galaxie 500 LTD”

  1. eyeballs says:

    Car beat? More like “beat car”….

    yuk yuk yuk.

  2. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Gorgeous car, and not in bad shape at all. Looks like mostly some surface rust and relatively minor dings, good candidate for restoration.

  3. Lamb says:

    Allan, could you take a snap of the interiors of the cars, too?

  4. scum says:

    Lincoln Trimmed Down.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      First car I ever drove at 14. No power steering. I can assure you, this thing is as big if not bigger than a Lincoln.

  5. someJuan says:

    If you’re into cars, here are some sites you’ll like.

    SF Cars & Trucks Flickr Group:

    StreetParkedSF :

  6. wizzer says:

    This is the era when Detroit really, really…..began to fail.

  7. cop says:

    When? When will you come home?