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Poll: Which Galaxie – Far, Far Away?

Posted May 15, 2019 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto Discussion Ford Galaxie

Time for another poll, kids! This week, we’ve got the legendary and much-pined-for Ford Galaxie on our bent, little minds. And, since we can’t leave anything well enough alone, we’re thinking about customized Galaxies. And who did it better: in this case, either American Racing or Larry Watson.

American Racing used its fairly stock-bodied ’63 Galaxie to showcase its new magnesium five-spoke racing wheels, making one of the coolest performance full-bodied Fords ever. EVER.

Larry Watson, the famed West Coast custom paint guy, not only mildly customized his ’63 Galaxie, but gave it the pearled Watson business, a juiced front-end stance, and chromed reversed wheels with tri-bar caps.

Which mods and stance do you prefer? Vote here.

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05/15/2019 9:32 AM

I prefer the one in the top picture. I like stock vehicles more than modified.

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05/15/2019 9:55 AM

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05/15/2019 1:19 PM

It's the black-n-white picture for me (I was there to see them first hand).

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05/15/2019 10:19 PM

Very nice 64. My dad had a four door with 289. Huge car but it still ran like crazy.

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05/16/2019 7:05 AM

How about this one?

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05/16/2019 12:39 PM

I kinda prefer the Larry Watson car. I just don't like the look of the tiny tires in the front of the American Racing car.

Or maybe it's the picture being in color.

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