1970 Ford Galaxie 500

The Copper metallic paint looks just right for the era on this 67,000 mile, 1970 Ford Galaxie 500 two-door hardtop.

Galaxie 500 was the intermediate trim level for 1970 including extras such as: pleated vinyl interior, chrome side window and rain gutter moldings, polished aluminum wheel opening moldings, additional interior lighting and rich loop-pile, 100% nylon carpeting.

Power comes from the original 390 cubic inch V8 with 2 barrel carburetor, producing 265 horsepower and is paired with a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission. Both options at the time costing $86 and $201 respectively.

1970 Ford Galaxie 500 Coupe

Side view

Running along the side of the car is a full-length side spear filled with dent resistant color-keyed vinyl. 1970 also saw a revision to the taillights and moving the back-up lights into the bumper.

1970 Ford Galaxie 500 rear

Rear view

Original vinyl and cloth interior - with wood-like inserts on the door panels and dash which were a Galaxie 500 feature.

1970 Ford Galaxie 500 Interior

Interior

The 1970 Galaxie is 213.9" long with a wheelbase of 121" and is 79.7" wide.

Ford made 57,059 Galaxie 500 Coupes for the 1970 model year at a base price of $3,205. In addition to the extra cost big block engine and transmission listed above, this Galaxie also has power steering ($105), power brakes ($65), original M radio ($61), vinyl roof ($105) and factory fitted air conditioning ($389) and was built in Chicago, IL.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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