Torn Top: 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7 Litre Convertible – SOLD!

by | Mar 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

March 30, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

March 10, 2022 Update – The private seller of this Ford 7 Liter we first featured in February 2022 just replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing. In it, the pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.

Ford’s Galaxie 500 was the number three selling convertible in the U.S. in 1966, with 27,454 sold. Within the Galaxie family that year, less than ten percent were like this red over tan 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7 Litre Convertible originally listed in February 2022 on Craigslist in Latitz, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). Reported to be a great cruiser that appears to be survivor quality, the seller indicates the current asking price includes the cost of a new top.

Currently offered at $26,900, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their 7 Litre priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $21,800 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $32,100.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $24,200 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $34,300.

Ford introduced the second generation of its full-size Galaxie for the 1965 model year with an all-new design featuring vertically stacked dual headlights. Taller and more squared-off than the previous generation, the new top-of-the-line designation was the Galaxie 500 LTD and Galaxie 500 XL. The LTD and the XL trim package were accessory upgrades from the base Galaxie model. Engine choices were the same as 1964, except for an all-new 240 cubic inch six-cylinder engine replacing the 1950s-era 223 “Mileage-Maker” six and the 352 cubic inch V8 came equipped with dual exhausts and a four-barrel carburetor as standard equipment.  The redesigned 1965 models featured a new three-link system rear suspension equipped with coil springs.

1966 saw a new model, the Galaxie 500 7 Litre, fitted with a new engine, the 428 cubic inch Thunderbird V8. As the name suggests, this engine was also available on the Ford Thunderbird and was a response to a demand for a more docile, tractable engine than the racing-built 427 offered in prior years. Initially offered in both hardtop and convertible body styles, Ford discontinued the latter after 1966 with only 2,368 produced.

The Cars & Stripes YouTube Channel features this 1966 Ford Galaxie commercial focusing on the new 7 Litre model:

It’s not clear from the seller’s description whether their 1966 Galaxie 500 7 Litre Convertible has ever been repainted. Other than that nuance, this appears to be a nice survivor-quality car that we would replace the top on.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Really nice 66 Ford 7 Litre convertible. One year only car. Only 2368 made.
Solid car great floors, panels, chrome (original from the factory no pits nice finish) original top should be replaced but I don’t drive it when the top is up. Price will include a new top. Or I will deduct it from the asking price. Original interior in fantastic condition. Power steering, power brakes,automatic, original 428 with 93, 000 miles. Great cruiser a s very sharp for details number in photos

Show or go: what would you do with this 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7 Litre Convertible ?  Comment below and let us know!


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