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Rough Start: An Aged 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible For Your Summer Cruising Needs!


Rough Start: An Aged 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible For Your Summer Cruising Needs!

When we say “ratty droptop”, we certainly hope you don’t envision that decrepit 1983 Chrysler Town and Country with the heat-rotted fake wood treatments. That’s not ratty, that’s crusher material for all but the most die-hard K-car freaks. Here’s what we are thinking: convertibles are treated one of three ways…either the owner dotes on the car and will only take it out in the sun with the roof down on the most perfect days ever, will never put the roof down and should’ve bought a coupe instead, or the car gets used, top goes down anytime rain isn’t falling, and it gets miles racked up. The top might tear a bit, the seats aren’t going to last in the open sunshine, and so on and so forth, but it’s a real convertible being used as was intended. That kind of ratty droptop we dig, especially when they look like this 1967 Ford Galaxie 500.

 

Ok, so some states might have a bit of an issue with that missing rear bumper, and that’s just the start of the fun with this Galaxie. The top needs to be replaced, the interior is rough, the paint is okay as long as you are twenty paces off, and you’ll have rust repair to deal with, both sheet metal wise and a spot or two on the frame itself. But it has done some long-distance road trips recently, has a clear title, and will drive right now. The car is up for grabs at $5,000, which completely drains the budget. But if it’s a summer car, you’ll be able to enjoy the car as-is until the weather turns, you make a few more checks and you prepare to fix those issues over the winter. This is project fodder, one that you don’t have to start on right away if you don’t need to!

Craigslist Link: 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible


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One thought on “Rough Start: An Aged 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible For Your Summer Cruising Needs!

  1. Turbo Regal

    This car reminds me of the Skylark ragtop I bought a few years ago. If the floors and trunk aren’t rusty and the engine runs reasonably well, I’d buy it and fix while I enjoy it. The biggest issue with this one is that a 67 Galaxie doesn’t have the parts support like a Skylark A body does.

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