View Full Version : “.” - 1980 Ford Galaxie Landau


Sinatra
08-05-2009, 09:55 AM
This is my 1980 Ford Landau. Basically, it’s a ’67 Galaxie sold in brazillian market for years (from ’68 to ’83), getting a face-lift in 1976. At the time, this car was the most luxurious car Ford offered on our market.
With a “Lincoln-based” finishment (Landau only - check it’s logo), this car got a 5.0l 302 Ford V8 engine with a C4 automatic 3-speed transmission that delivery only 199 cv SAE @ 4.600 rpm and 40 m.kgf of torque @ 2.400 rpm.
Weight about 1.900 – 2.000 kg.
My mainly intention with this car is just to keep it as much stock as I can, with minor restoration only. It’s almost always stored in my garage, runs like 20 km per year, so it’s not (and will never be) my daily ride. In the near future I intend to buy a 1976 LTD model known as “silver edition”, restore it and store, just wish me luck :P
Pictures and proofs:

Proofs:
01 (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/interiorproof01.jpg/)
02 (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/interiorproof02.jpg/)
03 (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/interiorproof03.jpg/)

Overall pics:
01 (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/overall01.jpg/)
02 (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/overall02.jpg/)
03 (http://img512.imageshack.us/i/overall03.jpg/)

Details:
01 (http://img257.imageshack.us/i/rearend.jpg/)
02 (http://img169.imageshack.us/i/wheeldetail.jpg/)
03 (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/interiorp.jpg/)
04 (http://img151.imageshack.us/i/details01.jpg/)

PS: No upgrades intended for the future, only minor parts restoration.

nfslover101
08-05-2009, 10:18 AM
Sweet car.

Zpectre
08-05-2009, 10:31 AM
It looks like it's in perfect condition! Will you be able to get a black licence plate?

There used to be a lot more of these on the road but they're getting rarer... The Dodge line (Dart/Dart SE/Charger) is even rarer. :(

Bl0cks
08-05-2009, 10:35 AM
Oh hell yeah, another boat on here. Your car looks immaculate, including the interior.

Robin'7t4
08-05-2009, 11:07 AM
Oh,yeah, another classic will be saved. Thank God, you don't want to make a custom
from this beauty. Yes (like Zpectre said), looks like car is in perfect condition,
you shouldn't have to much work with restoration.
Keep it, care about it, and save from destruction.
Good luck with your next ('76 LTD Silver Edition), i cross my fingers.

Zpectre
08-05-2009, 12:53 PM
Thank God, you don't want to make a custom
from this beauty.

+1, we have enough of them cholo lowriders already.

TheCarTester
08-05-2009, 02:15 PM
looks cool..and it seems to be in good condition

Killua
08-05-2009, 06:31 PM
A fine piece of automotive beauty. I really like the fact that you want to keep it as original as possible.

DJMantis
08-05-2009, 09:04 PM
I wasn't aware they made the Galaxie through 1980 (.)_(.)

It's in beautiful condition.

Zpectre
08-05-2009, 11:19 PM
I wasn't aware they made the Galaxie through 1980 (.)_(.)

It's in beautiful condition.

After the Galaxie was phased out, Ford replaced it with a car called the Del Rey (based on the Corcel, which in turn was based on the old Renault 12), which is like half the size of the Landau. :D

I must say I still see a few Galaxies from time to time but it's been really long since I last saw a Del Rey.

Sinatra
08-06-2009, 10:09 AM
@ nfslover101, Bl0cks, Robin, TheCarTestes, DJMantis and Killua: Thanks for the nice comments ;)

@ Zpectre: A black collection license plate is planned, but first things first. There is some stuff I need to take care first, and since a black plate is expensive to get and takes a lot of bureaucracy, it's a long term plan.

Sage
08-06-2009, 01:13 PM
Looks great. Good overall quality in-and-out. Galaxie's are some of my favorite classics.

Bookmaker
08-08-2009, 02:08 AM
I love it. When I was kid 80's Galaxie and Lincoln Continental were my dream cars. Today they are one of my favourites. Very nice car, take care of it.:)