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Rough Start: This 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 Looks Sinister! The Evil Cop Cruiser?


Rough Start: This 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 Looks Sinister! The Evil Cop Cruiser?

You are a forward person. You don’t have the time to screw around or to deal with anyone’s drama. You want to be in and out, work completed, with no hassle. You don’t want to be bothered for anything unless it is absolutely pertinent to the task at hand or if someone is having a medical emergency…and there had better be blood or a reasonable chance of death involved. You don’t have time for a project car…but you have a desire to own a classic, something that matches your mannerisms, falls in line with your no-nonsense approach. We’ve got you covered

If this 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 was a four-door, we’d be making FBI/CIA/Men In Black jokes all day long. But this is the two door example we found for sale looks somehow even more utilitarian. How is that possible? When you see a Ford Torino of this era, you picture the kind of doofy Starsky and Hutch kind of cops. This looks like Harry Callahan’s personal vehicle. Callahan did drive a Ford at one point, but it seemed like he just took a car from the motor pool as needed.

Unless you’re a smooth talker, this machine will eat up every last cent of your $5,000 budget, though it looks like you’ll drive the car away with no hassle whatsoever if the pictures do the Ford any justice. We’d naturally start adding power under the hood by any means necessary, but may we suggest also upgrading the brakes by any means necessary? Ford full-sizes didn’t have a great reputation for brakes in the 1970s. Otherwise, leave it alone…and keep that quiet-but-violent aura that this Galaxie possesses intact.

Craigslist Link: 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 


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4 thoughts on “Rough Start: This 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 Looks Sinister! The Evil Cop Cruiser?

  1. Matt Cramer

    It’s got a definite sense of menace to it, between the black paint and dog dishes. Makes me wish I had the cash for a fly and drive.

  2. Scott Liggett

    Looks more like the “heavy of the week” bad guy’s car on any of the cop/detective shows of the early/mid 70’s. Seems like nearly all of them had deals with Ford for cars.

    The first thing to do would be to lose that knock monster 400M for an FE or 429/460 big block. Then drive the snot out of it.

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