1969 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible
Factory 429 4V Engine
Super Rare 4-Speed Wide Ratio Transmission
Factory White Power Top
This ’69 Galaxie is a Very Rare car. Only 113 of all 1969 Galaxies were produced with the 429 and the 4-Speed Transmission. When you factor in that this is a convertible XL AND it was painted Raven Black from the factory as well as a bench seat XL, it is very likely a 1 of 1 car.
This Galaxie has survived well with what appears to be all of its original panels. Obviously it has been repainted in Wimbledon White, but it has survived largely in-tact.
There is some minor rust in the usual spots, but the car still presents well and could easily be used for many years as a shiny cruiser until you decide to go for a restoration.
Inside you will notice that this XL is a factory bench seat car. Originally trimmed out in Light Nugget Gold, it has been reupholstered in white. The interior restoration was done some time ago but it presents like a nice survivor grade interior.
Under the hood the 429 wears no VIN numbers but the 8M2B (December 2nd 1968) Assembly Date does correspond to the December 5th 1968 build date of the car. The engine was rated at 360 Horsepower and 480 lb/ft of torque and it runs excellent. The 4-speed transmission that went into these cars was a very rare combo for Ford. It is a Wide Ratio version of the Super Top Loader. The transmission still features its original shifter and handle.
Back in the day Ford advertised this car as the ‘Michigan Strong Boy’ in tribute to the famous boxer John Sullivan aka the ‘Boston Strong Boy’ who was claimed to be able to knock out a horse with one punch. These big engine Galaxies were marketed as full size cars with full size power.