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Wearing a quartet of eye-catching sizable aftermarket wheels and propelled by a period correct big block engine rumbling away under its hood, this 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible represents an inspired take on Ford's vintage full size cruiser in open air form. This is a roomy ride that boldly proclaims there are fun times just around the bend, and some well-focused attention could elevate it to top form. There haven't been many models that rolled off the assembly line looking like the Ford's Galaxie 500s of this era. Their expanded length comes via a remodel that came just a couple of years before this '68 debuted, and with a long hood in front and a relatively short decklid in back, it's got the proportions of a supersized muscle car. That very appealing form is looking solid on this representative, as there are no signs of rust or sagging at its midline, and its exterior alignment appears to be strong. It's draped in a sharp shade of red to amp up its already considerable curb appeal and some refinement at the hands of a pro will really transform this classic into a singular cruiser. Among the features coming with this specimen's special edition XL designation are its hidden headlights - they'll need a bit of attention to regain full functionality, but aesthetically speaking, they really create a distinctive appearance. When darkening skies threaten, there's a white vinyl convertible top standing by in back to rise up to protect you. By virtue of its substantial wheelbase, this vintage Ford offers plenty of interior space and its contents are in impressively solid shape. You can see that quite a transformation has taken place inside the doors, with a pair of plush vinyl buckets now sitting in place of the original seating, as well as a broad bench in back, both of which wear well-fitted vinyl covers with tuck and roll surfaces as they loom over the contrasting dark carpet lining the floor. Between the buckets is a custom-made wooden center console that positions the floor shifter within easy reach and offers a convenient USB charger sitting right next to the start button that gets this classic rolling. An updated steering wheel is in place on the column and just below, the center console has also been outfitted with an assortment of aftermarket gauges to monitor engine functions. At the center of the dash, the original AM radio holds its position to provide a period correct appearance, but there's an AM/FM/CD stereo recessed into the glove box to provide a varied audio experience. The 390 cubic inch V8 inside the engine bay is a proud member of Ford's FE line of powerplants, known for both their abundant torque and long term durability. It looks great in this setting, outfitted with both a chrome air cleaner and Ford Motorsports valve covers, with an Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carb added to the mix to maximize its output as it exhales into a pair of aftermarket headers. Just behind it is a 3-speed automatic transmission that's shifting smoothly to round out a highly functioning vintage drivetrain. Power steering makes this substantial vehicle easy to maneuver, while power brakes that position discs up front bring it to a stop in short order as it turns heads on its set of 22 chrome V brand rims wrapped with low profile performance tires. Already a definite attention-getter in its present form, and just a short distance away from being a true showstopper, this 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible offers a very compelling opportunity. Call today!
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