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I have a 65 Gal, Just found a 66 in our valley for sale, The roof line looks different, grille ect. I know this board will know all the year body changes. (please help)

The car I'm looking at is a
66 Gal LTD
390
PS PB AT
Beanch seat

Any suggestions on value, its a nice driver faded paint, no rust on my first look, very straight nice bumpers and grille. missing chrome on sides open holes. asking $3000. obo.

I don't buy and sell cars I just buy for the collection and after getting my first galaxie I am hooked !, any thoughts on what to look for and body changes from years, I would appreciate any help.

Thanks Tracy
 

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The man you need is Galaxie Russ, the '65-'68 guru.
Here's a quote:

"ALthough, as I have said, the 65-68s are basically the same car, there were changes made each year in sheet metal, wiring harnesses, and who knows what else.
Windshields are the same, model for model. Side glass, yes, to a small extent, but there are more variations in 67-68. Rooflines and body llines made rear side glass and rear backlight glass different.
Other than the routing of the parking brake cable (65-66 to the trans mount, 67-68 to the left rear torque box), and the mounting method of the rear coils, the frames for 65-68 are the same, model for model.
Three different trunklids for 67, due to roofline differences. Stuff like that.
65-66 shared the exact same trunk lid for all models except the 66 2 door hardtop.
67-68 LOOK longer, and are longer, because of the body lines. 68s, especially. Designed that way. Front fenders are longer, and the tail llight extensions in the rear do the same.
Radiators changed, due to body designs. AN FE car in 68 got a crossflow radiator, which had a lower profile and better cooling.
Inner fenders are only the same for 65-66. 67 is unique, as is 68. All due to external body shape.
My bottom line is, yes, they are basically the same car, but certainly not totally interchangeable.
66-68 wagon tailgates are exactly the same. Wagon doors will interchange, but again,the body lines won't match, but they will certainly fit right into the opening.
65 is alone, because it didn't have the 2 way gate, yet.
Stuff like that. The list is too long to go through, here."

I would say that the car is not worth $3000 unless it is in real nice shape.

Lars
1965 LTD 2 door
 

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The price sounds high to me, also. It is impossible to give a good price without inspecting the whole car.
 

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If all the glass is in the car, no dents, no rusted thru or wrecked body panels, it runs, has a clear title and has a good frame. It has to be worth $1,500 to 2,000...it's worth that much broken down into parts. But I'd offer $500 and work from there.

The bottom line on cars is 2. where you are selling it, 2. who is buying it and 3. why they want it.

The number 1 dictator of price, is why are they selling it. You would be surprized how many cars you can get for "free" or actually get paid to tow them away. Thats one reason places like Pick ur' parts type places can be a gold mine.


Those guys are making money 3 - 4 (or more) ways off the same car.

You may not be a professional car buyer, but the art of a getting a good deal is always the same thing...timing, balls and not getting personally involved in any one deal.
 

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On 2006-04-07 17:01, Beoweolf wrote:
If all the glass is in the car, no dents, no rusted thru or wrecked body panels, it runs, has a clear title and has a good frame. It has to be worth $1,500 to 2,000...it's worth that much broken down into parts. But I'd offer $500 and work from there.

The bottom line on cars is 2. where you are selling it, 2. who is buying it and 3. why they want it.

The number 1 dictator of price, is why are they selling it. You would be surprized how many cars you can get for "free" or actually get paid to tow them away. Thats one reason places like Pick ur' parts type places can be a gold mine.


Those guys are making money 3 - 4 (or more) ways off the same car.

You may not be a professional car buyer, but the art of a getting a good deal is always the same thing...timing, balls and not getting personally involved in any one deal.
AHMEN!
 
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