1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Firechief by SunStar

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Firechief by SunStar

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Firechief by SunStar

The SunStar 1/18 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Firechief is a diecast model that replicates the Ford Galaxie model.
Upon first glance, the 1964 Ford Galaxie may look like its 1963 predecessor but I came with new trim moldings and rear panel design. This Galaxie model also included better interior styling to complement is newer and more distinctive body style.
The Ford Galaxie is a full-size car that was built in the United States by Ford for model years 1959 through 1974. The name was used for the top models in Ford’s full-size range from 1958 until 1961, in a marketing attempt to appeal to the excitement surrounding the Space Race. For 1962, all full-size Fords wore the Galaxie badge, with “500” and “500/XL” denoting the higher series. The Galaxie 500/LTD was introduced for 1965 followed by the Galaxie 500 7-Litre for 1966. The Galaxie 500 part was dropped from the LTD in 1966, and from the XL in 1967; however the basic series structuring levels were maintained. The “regular” Galaxie 500 continued below the LTD as Ford’s mid-level full-size model from 1965 until its demise at the end of the 1974 model year.
The Galaxie was the high volume counterpart to the Chevrolet Impala.
The similarly named Ford Galaxy is a large car/minivan available in the European market. The vehicle’s name is derived from the original Ford Galaxie.
Model year 1964 was the fourth and final year of this body style. Interior trim was altered, and the exterior featured a more sculpted look which was actually designed to make the car more aerodynamic for NASCAR. The formal-roof “boxtop” style was replaced by a slanted-roof design for all non-wagon or convertible models, including sedans. The base 300 was replaced by a line of Custom and Custom 500 models. The 289 continued as the base V8 and was standard in the XL series. XL models got new thin-shell bucket seats with chrome trim. Federal regulations now required lap-style safety belts for both front outboard occupants.
The 427 cu in (7.0 l) engine was used in 50 lightweight fiberglass-equipped cars for drag racing. These competed in North America but were still too heavy and Ford introduced the lightweight Fairlane Thunderbolt.
The Ford Country Squire station wagon, while wearing “Country Squire” badging, was actually part of the Galaxie 500 line. Some Country Squires had “Galaxie 500” badging on the glovebox indicating the series name. These wagons featured the same trims as Galaxie 500s, and were a step up from the base-model Country Sedan.
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Firechief has matching red exterior and interior. Its grille, headlamps and other parts are incredibly detailed to ensure its resemblance to the Ford mode

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