Just in time to put on your favorite sweater, drop the top and tour the countryside during prime time fall color season in this beautiful 1968 Ford Galaxie XL 500 convertible. This Galaxie was purchased new at Coad Ford inc. of Oil City, Pa where verbal history indicates was immediate sent to a winter residence in Florida where it spent the majority of its life. The car was seasonally driven for a number of years and is said to have had been owned by 3 families since new. The car has been selectively restored including newer paint, detailed engine compartment and some interior work and blacked out frame and underside.
According to the Marti report, the car remains in its original factory configuration powered by the optional and desirable big block 390 V8, 4 barrel carb, C-6 Select-o-shift automatic transmission and 2.75 conventional rear end. It is finished in its original factory color combination of Candyapple Red paint over black vinyl bucket seat interior and black convertible top. Factory options include: Black Power top with rear glass window, body side molding, power steering, power brakes, tilt steering wheel, power ventilation, am radio, tinted glass, deluxe seat belt and styled steel wheel covers. Other highlights include: owners manual, convertible boot, spare tire, jack, center console, interior trim décor, etc.
Today, the car remains in great driver quality condition, the paint is shows a tone of life, the interior is very clean an tidy, engine is detailed and trunk area is complete. The car runs and drives smooth and silky down the road with the power steering and power brakes lending to ease and drivability.
Big body convertibles always have a place in all automotive circles as they provide a most comfortable open air driving experience. The Galaxie XL was Fords flagship convertible, the engine and optional equipment options on the vehicle offered here is desirable and will demand global attention at the price offered. Car is documented by Kevin Marti and comes with the original owners manual.