Car Care: 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 worth about $3,000
1966 Ford Galaxie Q: Greg, I have a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 four-door sedan. It has a 289 V-8 engine with 83,500 original miles and automatic transmission, power steering, no air conditioning and a factory radio. It is in good condition and road re...
1966 Ford Galaxie
Q: Greg, I have a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 four-door sedan. It has a 289 V-8 engine with 83,500 original miles and automatic transmission, power steering, no air conditioning and a factory radio. It is in good condition and road ready, and it has always been garaged. I purchased this car brand-new from the Ford dealer. What do you feel this car is worth? Thank you very much, and I enjoy your column here in Humboldt, Kan. -- Hugh P.
A: Hugh, I'd say your '66 Galaxie 500 is worth in the neighborhood of $3,000 to $3,900. Of all the Galaxies that year, yours is the one that is worth the least, but I wouldn't let that bother you too much. There are Ford collectors out there who would love to have your car.
Just for the record, the '66 Galaxie 500 with the 427 engine is worth about $28,000 to $32,000 in pristine condition, and $12,500 in good condition. There are also Galaxie 500 XL and LTD models that year, all worth about $2,000 more than the standard sedan models. Hope this all helps, and thanks for the nice comments.
Q: I have a 1964 Rambler Ambassador four-door sedan with the V-8 engine. It has automatic transmission and is in good condition with 95,000 miles. I know the Ramblers aren't worth as much as the other, more collectible cars, but I'd like a fair value on this car's worth. Thank you very much. -- Trudy K., e-mail from Florida
A: Trudy, you might be correct that the Rambler doesn't command some of the top prices paid for collector cars, but I still like what you have in your garage. Your car is worth from $2,500 to $4,400 depending on condition as judged by a professional collector. If the car is as nice as you say, with no rust (Florida cars are noted for no rust) and straight body panels, you might fetch on the higher side of the equation.
I've always enjoyed the Rambler in all forms, especially the American station wagons, Ambassadors like yours, AMX (some go for more than $20,000), Javelin, Rebel and Hurst S/C. Take good care of that Rambler, as I feel that in the future, when the economy improves, so will the pricing of your car.
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