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1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible on 2040-cars

Year:1965 Mileage:108593
Location:

Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, United States

Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, United States

65 Galaxie 500 convertible. I bought this car with intent to restore, but must sell for down payment on home. I do not have the title for this car, but it may be possible to hunt it down. I bought it from a guy who wanted it for body panels and parts and he bought it from a salvage yard. He says they had the title but he didn't need it. However when I tried to get it from the salvage yard they couldn't find it and must have misplaced or lost it. The floors will need repaired or replaced, but the rest of the body is almost rust free. The frame of the car is not in as good shape. Some guys told be it was repairable, but I would replace it. All doors open and close beautifully and all body lines and panel gaps line up and are even, so the frame isn't collapsing or anything.  I found very nice original frames on here out of Washington state for $1200 shipped in US. Looks like passenger side door was hit lightly at some point and repaired. All other body panels look decently straight and without any major rust. The car is 99% complete. I believe the only parts missing are the original air cleaner and the clock on the dash. I was told the car was garage kept until it was vandalized, as you can see with the top, windshield and window glass. Then it was pushed outside until it was sent to salvage yard. This car is very restorable. Every things there. Runs and drives. 352 v8 with cruise-o-matic trans. Besides the bumpers all the chrome trim is in tact and mostly very straight and in good condition. The lower body molding on passenger side will need a little straightening. I do not have keys for it.

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Tue, 20 Aug 2013

Speeders beware, the police are going to be getting quite a bit faster. Ford has just announced that it will be offering its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged, EcoBoost V6 in the Explorer Police Interceptor. The new engine will be joining the existing 3.7-liter V6. The 365-horsepower, 350-pound-foot mill should be familiar to consumers as the powerplant that's found in the Ford Taurus SHO (and its LEO equivalent, the Taurus Police Interceptor) and the Ford Explorer Sport. It should also provide quite a kick in the pants to officers used to the naturally aspirated 3.7 and its 304 ponies and 279 pound-feet of torque.
The move to the more potent powerplant was born out of all the equipment officers need to carry on a day-to-day basis. These days, there's so much stuff that police need on a regular basis, that there's a genuine market for a faster Police Interceptor Utility, as it's known officially. The Explorer-based cruiser has already accounted for 68 percent of Ford's LEO sales in 2013, and that's with just the 3.7, and we'd only expect that number to increase once the twin-turbo, 3.5-liter V6 is available. Ford won't offer up any indication of what the take rate will be on the new engine, but we're guessing it'll be fairly high.
The success of the Explorer PI couldn't have come at a better time for Ford. The decision to end Crown Victoria production was not a popular one with police, and combined with Chevrolet and Dodge diving into the LEO market feet first, Ford hasn't been performing as well as it's wanted to. The Explorer has been helping it turn around, though. And with the inclusion of the EcoBoost, Ford also has a legit competitor for the Chevrolet Tahoe on the big utility side of the police market.

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