Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Galaxie 500 / 54A 6 Series 4-door Sedan
Production time: September 1965 – October 1966
Production outlet: 171,886
Engine: 5766cc Ford FE-series V-8 352
Power: 250 bhp / 4.400 rpm
Torque: 477 Nm / 2.800 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 183 km/h
Curb weight: 1630 kg
Wheelbase: 119 inch
Chassis: box frame with crossbars and steel unibody
Steering: Ford “Magic Circle” recirculating ball
Gearbox: Borg Warner T-150 (Tremec 150-T) three-speed manual / all synchromesh / steering column shift
Clutch: 9.5 inch single dry palte disc
Carburettor: Holley 2-barrel
Fuel tank: 95 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 55 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 11 inch hydraulic self-adjusting drums
Brakes rear: 11 inch hydraulic self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, trapezoidal wishbones, upper axle crossmember, lower simple crossmember with elastically mounted tension strut, sway bar, coil springs + telescopic shock absorbers (between the handlebars)
Suspension rear: coil link, three link trailingarms, lower longitudinal links, upper torque support, Panhard rod, coil springs + telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 3.00:1
Wheels: 14 inch steel discs
Tires: 7.35 x 14
Options: Ford Big Six 240 engine, Ford Windsor V-8 289 engine, Ford FE-series V-8 390 engine, Ford FE-series V-8 428 engine, Ford Cruise-O-Matic MX/FX three-speed automatic transmission, four-speed/overdrive manual gearbox, Ford power steering, Midland-Ross power brakes, 11.9 inch Kelsey Hayes front disc brakes, power windows, power seats, Air Conditioning, speed control device, vinyl room, AM/FM radio with power antenna, Sunray multi-colored wheel covers, dual exhaust system, parking brake light on the dashboard, two-tone colouring
– The name “Galaxie” was used in a marketing attempt to appeal to the excitement surrounding the “Space Race” in the late ‘50s.
– The 1966 Galaxie 500 Series was available as this 4-door sedan, as 4-door 57B Fastback (54,884 units built), as 2-door 63B Fastback (198,532 units uilt) and as 2-door 76A Convertible (27,454 units built).
– This third generation (1965-1968) was assembled in Atlanta (Georgia), St. Louis (Missouri), Norfolk (Virginia), Chicago (Illinois), Mahwah (New Jersey), Pico Rivera (California), Wayne (Michigan), Homebush, Sydney (Australia) and in São Paulo (Brazil from 1967).
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