REV is pleased to offer this 1966 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible on consignment by it's local owner. This vehicle is a genuine XL which was tastefully restored and upgraded. It sports a 390 big block V8, and a C6 transmission with a shift kit and B&M shifter. Upon first glance, you'll immediately notice the 'Thunderbolt' hood and Crager Mag wheels -- which add an aggressive muscle car appearance to match the added performance.
The paint is quite nice, with minimal imperfections and a professionally sprayed base-coat/clear-coat. The convertible top was redone, and is in great shape with no tears or rips. The chrome bumpers were restored, along with the bright work along the exterior. The exterior restoration is now roughly 10 years old. Underneath, the floor pans appear to be original and un-patched indicating that this vehicle was not exposed to salt or left out in the rain. The interior has new carpet, and reupholstered seats in the original style. The dash pad is imperfect, and shows some signs of aging. Mounted to the center console is an aftermarket tachometer, directly in front of the B&M Shifter.
Under the hood, the 390 V8 is upgraded with aluminum Edelbrock heads, Edelbrock plenum, Edelbrock carburetor, long-tube headers, performance camshaft, and an MSD HEI. The engine is cooled by electric fans mounted to an aluminum radiator. Driver conveniences include power steering and power brakes with discs up front. The rear end is a Ford 9 inch with a limited slip differential. The gearing is set up for cruising, not racing. The transmission and engine were both rebuilt within the last 10 years, and the transmission has a shift kit for improved reliability and performance.
Overall, this is a highly presentable and uniquely upgraded convertible, capable of placing and possibly winning a local car show. It is cruise-in ready! Don't miss your chance to own this beauty. Call or text us at 828-202-3650 for more info. The full gallery of images is available at www.rareexoticvehicles.com. Transportation is available nationwide.