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1959 Ford Galaxie


1959 Ford Galaxie Specifications
The award-winning styling of the 1959 Ford Galaxie looked conservative next to the batwing 1959 Chevrolet, but Ford sold nose to nose with Chevy that year.
The award-winning styling of the 1959 Ford Galaxie looked conservative next to the batwing 1959 Chevrolet, but Ford sold nose to nose with Chevy that year.
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The 1959 Ford Galaxie may have been a latecomer to the crowded 1959 field, but it certainly held its own. The 1959 Ford Galaxie specifications below help show why the Galaxie helped push Ford back to the top of the Detroit mountain.

Specifications

Engines: I-6, 223 cid (3.62 × 3.60), 145 bhp; ohv V-8, 292 cid (3.75 × 3.30), 200 bhp; 332 cid (4.00 × 3.30), 225 bhp; 352 cid (4.00 × 3.50), 300 bhp

Transmissions: 3-speed manual; overdrive, 2-speed Ford-O-Matic, 3-speed dual-range Cruise-O-Matic optional

Suspension, front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs

Suspension, rear: live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 118.0

Weight (lbs): 3,388-4,064

Top speed (mph): 95-110

0-60 mph (sec): 10.0-18.0

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