1966 Galaxie 500 R code is one rare full size Ford

In 1966 if you wanted all the space and luxury of a full size Ford with plenty of muscle, an R code Galaxie 500 was the car for you. Although a Galaxie with a 425 horsepower 427 V8 is pretty appealing 45 years later, it wasn't a very popular combination when new. » 11/05/11 11:00am 11/05/11 11:00am

“Some Old Ford” shows why some cars are worth keeping

In this short video, filmmaker Ben Pender-Cudlip gets his uncle to explain what makes his 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL worth holding onto for a couple of decades. Watching this will make you want to find an old car and just drive. Trust me. » 2/18/11 2:00pm 2/18/11 2:00pm

1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie

Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie. » 11/28/10 9:00am 11/28/10 9:00am

Next Stop, Chinese Steel Factory!

This '68 Galaxie sedan was pretty well trashed when it showed up at this Northern California self-service wrecking yard, but sharp-eyed Midwesterners might notice the lack of serious rust. » 8/14/10 11:00am 8/14/10 11:00am

How Not To Sell Your Car On Craigslist

You've got a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 you need to sell, and so you break out the camera and start shooting some photos. You need to let buyers know what they're getting, so what do you photograph? » 6/20/10 1:00pm 6/20/10 1:00pm

5-0 In A 5.0: A History Of Ford Police Vehicles

The 2012 Ford Police Interceptor unveiled today is the latest in a long line of Ford squad cars. Here's why the sight of even a civilian Crown Vic now induces Pavlovian application of brakes in all motorists. » 3/12/10 12:00pm 3/12/10 12:00pm

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen another nice Galaxie 500 in this series, but that was a hardtop. Convertible time! » 11/01/09 9:00am 11/01/09 9:00am

1966 Ford Country Squire for a Family-Friendly $1,500!

Summer's almost over, but there's still time to take that family road trip. NIce Price or Crack Pipe has the perfect car, but wants to know — are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? » 8/26/09 7:00am 8/26/09 7:00am

Tatra 603, Ford Galaxie 500 Down On The Czech Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Czech automotive journalist and Imperial importer BobAsh is on the job! » 7/19/09 4:00pm 7/19/09 4:00pm

Someone's Gonna Get Fired: LeMons Cars Invited To Hillsborough Concours…

The Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance is a super-upscale car shows, with the rich folks showing off their high-buck machines. This time, the organizers had the bright idea of inviting five 24 Hours Of LeMons racers.
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Mexico City 1959 Ford Galaxie Needs TLC

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. The streets of Mexico City are tough on cars… » 4/11/09 4:00pm 4/11/09 4:00pm

1967 Ford Galaxie 500

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/05/08 9:00am 11/05/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Big 1960s Fords are always welcome here, and we've seen a couple on the Alameda street prior to today (a and a ). Now I've spotted another '67, and it's parked right in front of…

Old Detroit Iron Languishes In Russian Gulag

When you try to import an old American car into Russia, you'd better meet the deadline for paying the import tax… or there'll be a knock on your door in the dead of night and the car will end up in this Moscow impound yard. What could be worse, you ask? For some good examples, we suggest Russian literature, such as… » 10/09/08 4:00pm 10/09/08 4:00pm

Three Photographers, Three Cars: Welcome To Syracuse!

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 8/19/08 2:00pm 8/19/08 2:00pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . We thought the Three Photographers One City idea worked pretty well , so now we're going to try it with the Central New York city of Syracuse. , , and have captured three miraculously…

Roush Crate Powertrain Provides Engine, Tranny; Crate Car Still…

For folks who want a high-po old-school ride with a minimum of effort, Roush will now sell you one of their crate engines matched to an aftermarket performance transmission — and they'll do all the fine-tuning and dial in for you. You'll need to be a Blue Oval fan in order to take advantage of the aptly-named "Ford in… » 7/07/08 3:00pm 7/07/08 3:00pm

Hardtop Or No, This Galaxie Is Crusher Bound

Hyperocky's DOTS '67 Ford XL 2-door hardtop looks great, but we must remember that not all big Fords of its era are quite so nice these days. Plenty of beat-to-hell examples manage to clank along for decades before their date with The Crusher's jaws, as was the case with this extremely rough '66 I spotted at an East… » 6/04/08 2:00pm 6/04/08 2:00pm

1967 Ford Galaxie 500XL

Here's a car I've seen in my neighborhood a few times but never had a chance to photograph until now. This super-clean big-block '67 Galaxie belongs to WhatWouldJesseDo's friend, Rocky, who often visits Alameda from his place on the other side of the San Francisco Bay. When I spotted the big Ford on Jesse's block, I… » 5/28/08 9:00am 5/28/08 9:00am

March Madness Narrowed To Sweet 16, Round 2 Of Voting Today

Well here we are, Round 2 of Jalopnik-style madness. After the first round of voting, we've eliminated half of the 32-car field. And there sure were some upsets; Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco losing to some white Italian car being perhaps the most shocking. We even had a last minute buzzer-beater, with "Billy"… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

March Madness Begins, First Round Of Voting

Yesterday, we gave you the brackets. Today, the voting begins and Jalopnik-style March Madness ensues. If you haven't finalized your own bracket for the office pool just yet, hurry up! The field of 32 cars from the original 1974 film Gone In 60 Seconds is about to get narrowed down by your votes. At the end this… » 3/27/08 1:00pm 3/27/08 1:00pm