I’ve always liked the 1965-68 Fords. Perhaps because of family history, as my Grandpa Fred bought a daffodil yellow 1965 Galaxie 500 four-door sedan brand new. Perhaps due to my science teacher, Mr. Spilker, who was still driving a 1967 Galaxie 500 hardtop in the late 1980s. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because they simply look good.
The 1965 Ford was a big change from the 1960-64s, with pretty much everything new except for engines and transmissions. And this same basic chassis, despite major stylistic changes in 1969, 1971 and 1975, essentially carried on until the fall of 1978 when the Panther-chassis LTD and Marquis appeared.
Quite a run! And while Ford couldn’t quite beat GM in the sales race when it came to full-size, bread and butter cars, they still put out some attractive machines.