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AJ's Car of the Day: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 R-Code

Car: Ford Galaxie 500 R-Code

Year: 1964

What makes it special : A rare and desirable R-code 425 hp., 427 V8 offered up with a 4-speed manual transmission as standard equipment.

What made it famous: The 427 V8 R-code Galaxie was Ford Motor Company's return salvo to Chevrolet's famed 409 and Chrysler's equally famous 426 Hemi V8's in the early 1960's manufacturer's horsepower war.

Why I would want one: A 425 horsepower 427 V8 with a 4-speed....plus, LOOK at it. 'Nuff said....

Fun Fact: 1964 was the final year for this body style, which featured a more sculpted look that was designed to make the car more aerodynamic for NASCAR racing.

Photo from flickr.com

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