The Ford Galaxie was first produced in 1959, intended as both a full-size family sedan with high performance. A precursor to the Chevy and Ford muscle cars of the 1960s, the original two-tone Galaxie had virtually the same design as Ford’s Fairlane, with lots of chrome and big tailfins, as well as a three-color interior trim pattern. The Galaxie was offered in six models, like the Club Victoria, the Town Sedan, and the Skyliner Retractable, whose steel hardtop gracefully slid into the car’s trunk space at the push of a button.

Some of the more exotic features available on early Galaxie models included Sunray multi-colored wheel covers, a “Flying Ellipse” hood ornament, and a visor spotlight mirror. In addition to the standard straight 6 and V8 engine choices, Galaxie buyers also had the option of a “Thunderbird Special” engine, with an impressive 300 horsepower.

In 1960, the Galaxie was altered to make its design less ostentatious, and Ford adopted the sleeker, more futuristic “Starliner” body, which was also used for the 1960 Fairlane. The updated sedan was smaller and included no door posts, giving the car a more stylish, open feel. Italian fashion authority “Centro per L'Alta Moda Italiana” praised the Galaxie’s 1961 edition for its “functional expression of classic beauty.” The following year, the car was revamped again to incorporate five different V8 engine options.

During the late 1960s, Ford increased the size and weight of its Galaxie models, opting for an emphasis on luxury over performance. The overabundance of features resulted in 19 different models for the 1966 version, though faltering popularity led Ford to discontinue the Galaxie in 1974.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Jersey Vintage Ford Collectibles

Jersey Vintage Ford Collectibles

Sam Baker's excellent collection of vintage Ford porcelain and neon signs and related memorabilia from the 1920s an… [read review or visit site]

1957Ford.com

1957Ford.com

The new model year Fords are in, and its 1957! Looking at a Fairlane, Tudor Sedan, Ranchero or Country Squire Wagon… [read review or visit site]

Hemmings Auto Blogs

Hemmings Auto Blogs

This great (and frequently updated) blog from the folks at Hemmings Motor News is a visual feast of old and new pho… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Most watched eBay auctions    

Ford : Galaxie Starliner 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner 6.4 LFord : Galaxie 500 1963 1 2 Ford Galaxie 500 Factory 390 S Matching 2 Nd Owner California Car L KFord : Galaxie Base 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner Tennessee Barn Find Great Original Shape RareFord : Galaxie 2 Door Hardtop Ford.63 Galaxie 500.390,4speed.easy Project.Ford : Fairlane Galaxie Retractable Outstanding Nut & Bolt Restoration V8 Automatic Show Quality DriverFord : Galaxie 1961 Ford Sunliner ConvertibleFord : Galaxie 500 Xl 1963 Ford R Code Galaxie 500 Xl Trailer QueenFord : Fairlane Galaxie Skyliner 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner Retractable 332 V 8 Awesome DriverFord : Galaxie Galaxie 500 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertable All Original Original OwnerFord : Other Galaxie 1960 Ford Sunliner Base 5.8 L Cruise O Matic Transmission 352 EngineFord : Galaxie Base 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Ltd Xl 5.8 L 2 Door Coupe HardtopAurora 1386 Ho Vintage Beige Ford Galaxie Xl500 Slotcar Ex/boxFord : Galaxie Convertible 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible 390 V 8 Black Red Color Combo West Virginia PkgFord : Galaxie 500 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Base 4.7 LFord : Galaxie Country Sedan 1964 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan Hot Rod Station Wagon Rat RodFord : Other Country Sedan 1964 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan Original Paint InteriorVintage Amt Jr. Trophy Series 1959 Ford Galaxie Built Model Kit 1:25 In Box Ford : Galaxie 2 Door Convertible 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner 390 W Three Speed OverdriveFord : Galaxie 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 2 D Coupe Fastback The Best Shape Full Size Ford GalaxieFactory Ford Fe, 352,390,406,428,427, 3x2 Intake, Galaxie, Six Pack, HipoFord : Galaxie Galaxie 500 Convertible 390 V8 Matching Numbers 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 Xl Convertible Original Matching Numbers 390 V 8 No RustFord : Galaxie 500 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 FastbackFord : Galaxie 7 Litre 1966 Galaxie 500 7 Litre 4 Spd 428 Frame Off Rotisserie Restored 1 OwnerFord : Galaxie 2 Door Coupe 1965 Ford Galaxie 289 Cubic Inch V 81967 Ford Mustang Galaxie Falcon Mercury Comet Dealership License Plate New Car1961 1962 1963 1964 Ford Thunderbird Galaxie 500 Xl 390 Valve Covers No Dents!Vintage Nos Mint Ford Original Leather Dealer Key Case Mercury Mustang FairlaneFord : Galaxie 500 1965 Galaxie 500 390 Black On Black Stick Or Auto 390 400 HpFord : Galaxie Sunliner 1961 Galaxie SunlinerFord : Galaxie 500 Ratrod W Hilborn Scoop, Thumper Cam, Highrise Alum Intake1965 - 1967 Ford Galaxie & 500 2 Door Ht , Original Interior Kick Panels 1/25 Ford Vintage 1960's Model Car Junk Yard Lot Galaxie 500 56 57 61 65 66Ford : Galaxie Galaxie 64 Ford Galaxie ConvertibleAmt 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 2 Door Hardtop Dealer Promo No Box Nrmint!Ford : Galaxie 58 A Body Style 1961 Ford Galaxie Andy Griffith Show Replica Polica Squad Car Mayberry1967 Ford Galaxie & 500 , Original Hood Moldings Galaxie Ltd. 1948 Chevrolet Aerosedan, 1/25 Scale Kit, Sealed Inside, 3 In 11966 Ford Galaxie 7 Litre Hardtop Arcadian Blue Dealer Promo Car Original BoxSunstar 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible Acapulco Blue # 1450 1:18 W/box Kb 63e1963 1968 Ford Thunderbird Mustang Galaxie Cougar Air Conditioning CompressorAurora Ho Scale Slot Car 62 Ford Galaxie Hardtop White Black Top T-jetSun Star 1964 Ford Galaxie Convertible Light Blue 1421 No Box 1:18 Xx 62eNos Ford Buyer's Digest Of New Car Facts For 1966 Booklet Brochure Mustang OldAmt 1960 Ford Galaxie 4 Door Hardtop Dealer Promo No Box Nrmint!Vintage Aurora Ho Vibrator 1549 '62 Ford Galaxie Hardtop Color Tan / Red / BlackAmt / Revell Kit Bash Junkyard Model Car Lot Mustang Audi Galaxie Impala Look!Vintage 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Factory Dealer Promo Model~amt~1:25Ford : Galaxie Fastback 1964 Ford Galaxie FastbackVintage Set Of 4 1958 Ford Car Wheel Cover Hubcaps 14"Nos 1969 1970 Ford Galaxie 500 Ltd Custom Electric In Dash Clock #c9az-15a000-a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Xl Convertible Promo Car68 69 Galaxie Deluxe Seatbelts - Torino/fairlane/mustang/cougar/ltdVintage Smith -corona Galaxie Portable Typewriter In Org Case Works1965 65 Ford Galaxie 500 Xl Fairlane * Pro Built Detailed Look!!1968 1966 1969 1967 Fairlane Torino Mustang Cougar Galaxie Nos Fog Light BracketFord : Galaxie 500 1971 Ford Galaxie 500 351 W Auto A C Only 54 K Miles No ReserveFord Fe 352,390,406,427 Sanderson Blockhugger Headers 1960 61 62 63 64 GalaxieNos 1965 "rare" Ford Galaxie & Convertible 427 Fender EmblemsOem Ford Nos 62 Galaxie Steering Wheel Trim Cap # C2az-3623-a1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Xl Quarter Panel Nameplate **excellent**