Used Car of the Day: 1966 Ford Galaxie

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's UCOTD is a 1966 Ford Galaxie with 108K miles on the clock. The seller is asking for $20,000.

It's a convertible with V8 power and the seller is the original owner. A lot of the car is original, and it was repainted 25-30 years ago to get back to the factory paint. There are a fair amount of replaced/new parts, as well. The seller claims the frame and floor pan are not rusted.

Go here to check it out.

[Image: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Pianoboy57 Pianoboy57 on Apr 04, 2023

    In 1975 my parents bought me a turquoise colored ’66 Galaxie two door hardtop. It was the car I took my driver’s license test in. It was my way to school for my senior year. I had no dates in that car.

    As for Galaxies it was pretty typical with the 352, auto, working AC, vinyl and AM. I do remember cleaning up the cigarette stains from the previous owner and installing an eight track FM player. Dad had glasspacks put on it so it had a little bit of rumble. Those cars were not all that popular in my school. Impalas were a lot more common and sportier if you were going to have a full size car.

    Even though my Galaxie drank gas, was hard to start in cold weather and was not fast I really had little to complain about. My friends all liked it and it was a good first car.

    This example has add-on underdash air and no power windows. The red one from a couple months back looked like a better optioned higher trim. I don’t know if it was a 500XL or an LTD.

  • Bfisch81 Bfisch81 on Apr 04, 2023

    It's a bit far away, but I hope Brian from Regular Car Reviews considers this one. It does indeed look to be solid.

  • Randy in rocklin Randy in rocklin on Apr 04, 2023

    That was Jay Leno's car he ordered for his dad with muffler delete. His dad wondered why it was so loud.

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Apr 04, 2023

    A decent unrestored (except for paint and top) car. The ad states he has a power brake booster and master cylinder. I'd install the booster to get power brakes, and convert to a dual master cylinder, and maybe front disc brakes, too. The air conditioning looks like the dealer-installed Ford Polar-Aire kit. I would add a shroud from a factory a/c car, and a clutch fan, too.

    The spare tire looks like it could be original - it's a Firestone Deluxe Champion.