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Old 12-20-2012, 07:05 AM
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1966 Galaxie 7 liter

What is it worth?
Just found a red exterior, black interior ac auto orginal drivetrain. 428 disc brake car. Motor is free and car has been parked 15 years. Very little rust faded paint and good interior. I will post pics this afternoon.

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value.

Value still depends on the condition and market. usually you can get an aprasial for $ 50 to $ 100, and sometimes your insurance company might know a reliable appraiser , . in your area IF they insure them. PS a divorce lawyer probably has one on his list
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Here some of the pictures I have. Very solid. Have original hubcaps in trunk.
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Buy it, ship it to Foresthill and i will take care of it.
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Value still depends on the condition and market. usually you can get an aprasial for $ 50 to $ 100, and sometimes your insurance company might know a reliable appraiser , . in your area IF they insure them. PS a divorce lawyer probably has one on his list
Great looking car...and should have a decent value...Timothale is correct about a divorce lawyer having access to an appraiser...be careful though, I didn't realize I was that well off until I had to have my little collection appraised.LOL
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Anyone know a fair price on a project 66 7 liter?
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Im not a ford guy but I would like to have that car.I will ask my cobra buddy later today,post more info.
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Im not a ford guy but I would like to have that car.I will ask my cobra buddy later today,post more info.
I agree with Vinnie, you've posted 4 pictures and are asking for an appraisal as to it's value...it's difficult to apply proper value on a vehicle like that when you go over it with a fine tooth comb in person, you never know whats hidden under the paint, does the 7 liter engine have an expensive crack somewhere?

The car looks great, I'd love to own it...and Vinnie is going to talk to his buddy and hopefully get something in a ball park for you, but in the end it's how much you want the car, what you are prepared to pay and what the seller is willing to take for it.
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I agree that it's difficult to place a value on a car that you have not personally inspected or had appraised by a professional, but you can get an idea from NADA used car guide. I mean, it'll sort of help you if you have no idea whether the car is worth $1K or $100K.
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 2 Door Hardtop Fastback Value, Prices & Specs | NADAguides | NADA 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Book Value & 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Market Price
There were two 428 engine options for 1966, 345hp and 360hp.

If you end up with the car, here is your source for factory manuals and booklets....
http://www.faxonautoliterature.com/Search.aspx?c=24756

Take into consideration that this car is from a different time. The motor was designed as a high-compression unit and was meant to run on high-octane leaded gasoline. I wouldn't drive the car too far on low-quality unleaded. If it's gonna be a driver, disassemble the motor, lower the static compression ratio and cut the exhaust valve seats for hard inserts that will deal with unleaded fuel. That's just my opinion.

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I agree with Vinnie, you've posted 4 pictures and are asking for an appraisal as to it's value...it's difficult to apply proper value on a vehicle like that when you go over it with a fine tooth comb in person, you never know whats hidden under the paint, does the 7 liter engine have an expensive crack somewhere?

The car looks great, I'd love to own it...and Vinnie is going to talk to his buddy and hopefully get something in a ball park for you, but in the end it's how much you want the car, what you are prepared to pay and what the seller is willing to take for it.
Thanks guys, I normally check the HUGE auction web site but there is not much information on these cars. I am a chevy guy and ran up on this car looking at other cars. I am going back for a second time to check for #s on the engine. I have a shop full of projects and really have no space for this in my shop, but the thoughts of adding a rare car to my collection makes me smile.

Current projects.......69 camaro+70 FJ40+79 Trans Am = FULL SHOP AND MAD WIFE.

Any help on a estimate value is helpfull, thanks for this great site that helps rookies like me.
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Thanks guys, I normally check the HUGE auction web site but there is not much information on these cars. I am a chevy guy and ran up on this car looking at other cars. I am going back for a second time to check for #s on the engine. I have a shop full of projects and really have no space for this in my shop, but the thoughts of adding a rare car to my collection makes me smile.

Current projects.......69 camaro+70 FJ40+79 Trans Am = FULL SHOP AND MAD WIFE.

Any help on a estimate value is helpfull, thanks for this great site that helps rookies like me.
With all those projects on the go your hardly a rookie, the fact your wife is mad at you only proves your getting into that veteran category. It is a beautiful car, if your a Ford guy or not...I used to be strictly a GM guy (and AMC before I had my license, always loved the AMX) and through the years I became just a car guy. The Ford should go to a good home, keep us informed as to if you get it or not, it's a rare one so don't let it get away because it's not a GM.

Good luck Bud.

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Cool car and extra points that its unique (these days anyway's)
Good luck whatever you decide.
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Very nice example with great options. I guess I just love all 60 s eras cars. LOL
I wish I had the cash to buy it.
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My 2nd car was a 66 Galaxie 500... beautiful low-milage little car that I bought from my Dad when he traded up to a 1972 Plymouth Fury III.

289, 4-door, Cruise-O-Matic.
1965 / 66 was a real technological turning point for most of the "Big 3"
V/8's, automatic, alternators, and power steering were all just beginning to be considered as "standard equipment".
Ford / Merc also had the double-sided ignition and door key set, which was very "novel" when the car was new. I also loved the dash layout and the "cold" light. The car never moved until that little blue light went out!
Mine was grey with a burgundy red interior, and one of the first things I did was to install red "sexx lights" under the dash.

Yeah, I'd buy it ... for nostalgia value alone.
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No ones asked this yet. What price is the owner asking?
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