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1965 Ford Galaxie
1965 Ford Galaxie 500XL 2 Door Hardtop

1965 Ford Galaxie

The 1965 Galaxie toted a new appearance as well as design. It had a wider, more immense big car look which contributed to its extra convenience options including reversible keys that fit into the locks with both sides up and doors locking from the outside without using the key.  Adding to the comfort and convenience, the luggage compartment increased by 2 cubic feet offering over 19 cubic feet of storage room and supplied owners a convenient lockable storage compartment located beneath the load floor on all station wagons. 

The 1965 Ford also offered a Wide range of engine choices from the standard all-new Big Six to the Thunderbird High Performance. When it comes to transmissions, among the four options available were the standard 3-speed manual, the Cruise-O-Matic with 3 forward speed gears and two drive ranges, Overdrive, and a 4-speed manual.

New vibration absorbing “bridge-type” body and frame construction features eight new butyl rubber body mounts located so the body is mounted to the frame like a sturdy suspension bridge reducing metal to metal contact between frame and body thus reducing the sensation of road shock. Along with a new 3 inch suspension with full action soft coil springs, Ford offered its drivers a smoother ride with more stability.

1965 Ford Galaxie Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Galaxie 500 Six-Cyl Series
V 54A 4 Dr Sedan $2,623 3,412 lbs 181,183*
V 57B 4 Dr Hardtop $2,708 3,452 lbs 49,982*
V 63B 2 Dr Hardtop $2,603 3,352 lbs 157,284*
V 76A 2 Dr Convertible $2,889 3,556 lbs 31,930*
Galaxie 500 V-8 Series
N/A 54A 4 Dr Sedan $2,730 3,462 lbs 181,183*
N/A 57B 4 Dr Hardtop $2,815 3,502 lbs 49,982*
N/A 63B 2 Dr Hardtop $2,737 3,402 lbs 157,284*
N/A 76A 2 Dr Convertible $2,996 3,616 lbs 31,930*
Galaxie 500 XL Series
N/A 63C 2 Dr Hardtop $3,167 3,507 lbs 28,141
N/A 76B 2 Dr Convertible $3,426 3,675 lbs 9,849
Galaxie LTD Series
N/A 57F 4 Dr Hardtop $3,245 3,588 lbs 68,038
N/A 63F 2 Dr Hardtop $3,167 3,496 lbs 37,691
Station Wagon Six-Cyl Series
V 71D 4 Dr Ranch Wagon - 6P $2,707 3,841 lbs 30,817**
V 71B 4 Dr Country Sedan - 9P $2,797 3,851 lbs 59,693**
V 71C 4 Dr Country Sedan - 10P $2,899 3,865 lbs 32,344**
V 71E 4 Dr Country Squire - 6P $3,041 3,895 lbs 24,308**
V 71A 4 Dr Country Squire - 10P $3,109 3,909 lbs 30,502**
Station Wagon V8 Series
N/A 71D 4 Dr Ranch Wagon - 6P $2,813 3,891 lbs 30,817**
N/A 71B 4 Dr Country Sedan - 9P $2,904 3,901 lbs 59,693**
N/A 71C 4 Dr Country Sedan - 10P $3,005 3,915 lbs 32,344**
N/A 71E 4 Dr Country Squire - 6P $3,147 3,945 lbs 24,308**
N/A 71A 4 Dr Country Squire - 10P $3,216 3,959 lbs 30,502**

Notes:

* Total Series production for ALLGalaxie 500's was 420,379 units both 6-cylinder and V8. Ford does not have individual breakdowns per body style.
** Total Series production for ALL Galaxie Station Wagon's was 177,664 units both 6-cylinder and V8. Ford does not have individual breakdowns per body style.

Chassis Data

Model Number Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tire Size
Galaxie 119 in 210 in 62 in 62 in 7.35 x 15
Ford Station Wagon 119 in 210 in 62 in 62 in 8.15 x 15

Vin Number Decoding - 1960 - 1969 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960 1 = 1961 2 = 1962 3 = 1963 4 = 1964 5 = 1965 6 = 1966 7 = 1967 8 = 1968 9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta L = Michigan Truck
B = Oakville N = Norfolk
C = Ontario P = Twin Cities
D = Dallas R = San Jose
E = Mahwah S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn T = Metuchen
G = Chicago U = Louisville
H = Lorain W = Wayne
J = Los Angeles Y = Wixom
K = Kansas City Z = St. Louis
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 52 = Ford 2 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 57 = Ford Convertible (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
22 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Bucket Seats) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 63 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback Coupe
32 = Fairlane Station Wagon 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 65 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500) 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
36 = Fairlane Convertible (500) 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
37 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
38 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
40 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 XL) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
41 = Fairlane Convertible (500 XL) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
42 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
43 = Fairlane Convertible (500 GT) 76 = Fairlane Convertible
47 = Fairlane Ranchero 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
48 = Fairlane Ranchero (500) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
49 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
A = 8-289 Q = 8-427
B = 6-240 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 S = 8-390
E = 6-240 T = 6-200
F = 8-260 U = 6-170
J = 8-302 V = 6-240
K = 8-289 W = 8-427
L = 8-221 X = 8-352
M = 8-390 Y = 8-390
N = 8-429 Z = 8-390
P = 8-428  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

Engine Data

Engines Displacement Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
Big Six 6-240 150 234 3-speed manual, Overdrive, Cruise-O-Matic 1-V
Challenger 8-289 200 282 3-speed manual, Overdrive, Cruise-O-Matic 2-V
Thunderbird 8-352 250 352 3-speed manual, Cruise-O-Matic 4-V
Thunderbird Special 8-390 300 427 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, Overdrive, Cruise-O-Matic 4-V
Thunderbird High Performance 8-427 425 480 4-speed manual 8-V

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual Not Available
Overdrive Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case) Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (aluminum case) Not Available
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
2 Overdrive
4 Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
5 4-Speed Manual
6 Cruise-O-Matic (aluminum case)

1965 Ford Axle Codes

 
 
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio
1 A 3.00
2 B 2.83
2 B 3.10
3 C 3.20
4 D 3.25
5 E 3.50
6 F 2.80
7 G 3.80
8 H 3.89
9 I 4.00 (Falcon)
9 I 4.11

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Raven Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Duco® Code - 44
Dulux® Code - 93-005

Q - Brittany Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4485L
Duco® Code - 4485
Dulux® Code - 181-96928

B - Midnight Turquoise (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4284L
Duco® Code - 4284H
Dulux® Code - 181-95606

R - Ivy Green
Lucite® Code - 4611L
Duco® Code - 4611
Dulux® Code - 181-97327
C - Honey Gold
Lucite® Code - 4612L
Duco® Code - 4612
Dulux® Code - 181-97328H
S - Charcoal Gray (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4618L
Duco® Code - 4618
Dulux® Code - 181-97334
D - Dynasty Green
Lucite® Code - 4486L
Duco® Code - 4486
Dulux® Code - 181-96929

T - Navajo Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4489L
Duco® Code - 4489
Dulux® Code - 93-96932

E - Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4280
Duco® Code - 4280
Dulux® Code - 181-95602

U - Patrician Green (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4297L
Duco® Code - 4297
Dulux® Code - 181-17008

F - Arcadian Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4070L
Duco® Code - 4070
Dulux® Code - 93-94122

V - Emberglo (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4700LH
Duco® Code - 4700H
Dulux® Code - 181-97770H

G - Pastel Yellow (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4617L
Duco® Code - 4617L
Dulux® Code - 93-97333
W - Rose Beige #2 (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4498L
Duco® Code - 4498
Dulux® Code - 181-96942

H - Caspian Blue #2
L Lucite® Code - 4693L
Duco® Code - 4693
Dulux® Code - 181-97568

X - Vintage Burgundy
Lucite® Code - 4490LM
Duco® Code - 4490H
Dulux® Code - 181-96933H

I - Champagne Beige
Lucite® Code - 4613L
Duco® Code - 4613
Dulux® Code - 181-97329

Y - Silver Blue
Lucite® Code - 4692L
Duco® Code - 4692
Dulux® Code - 181-97547

J - Rangoon Red
Lucite® Code - 4294LM
Duco® Code - 4294H
Dulux® Code - 93-95616H

Z - Chantilly Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4488L
Duco® Code - 4488
Dulux® Code - 181-96931

K - Silver Smoke Gray
Lucite® Code - 4482L
Duco® Code - 4482
Dulux® Code - 181-96925

3 - Poppy Red (Mustang only)
Lucite® Code - 4602LH
Duco® Code - 4602H
Dulux® Code - 93-97249H
M - Wimbledon White
Lucite® Code - 4480L
Duco® Code - 4480
Dulux® Code - 93-96923
4 - Frost Turquoise (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4610L
Duco® Code - 4610
Dulux® Code - 93-97326
N - Diamond Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 2770L
Duco® Code - 2770
Dulux® Code - 93-830203H
5 - Twilight Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4607L
Duco® Code - 4607
Dulux® Code - 181-97323
O - Tropical Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4608L
Duco® Code - 4608
Dulux® Code - 93-97324
7 - Phoenician Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4491LH
Duco® Code - 4491
Dulux® Code - 93-96934
P - Prairie Bronze
Lucite® Code - 4603L
Duco® Code - 4603
Dulux® Code - 181-97250
8 - Springtime Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4699L
Duco® Code - 4699
Dulux® Code - 93-97769
NOTE: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination YM on a Ford would indicate the body finished in Silver Blue and the roof area in Wimbledon White.) Paint code for all models are shown on the plate on the rear face of the left front door.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

White
Lucite® Code - 9138L (semi-gloss)

Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 9093LH (semi-gloss)

Light Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9145L (semi-gloss)

Light Aqua (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9144LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Beige
Lucite® Code - 9051LH (semi-gloss)

Light Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9149LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9156L (semi-gloss)

Medium Aqua (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9154LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9155L (semi-gloss)

Medium Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9148LH (semi-gloss)

Light Palomino
Lucite® Code - 9134L (semi-gloss)

Dark Aqua
Lucite® Code - 9153LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Palomino
Lucite® Code - 9137LH (semi-gloss)
Light Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9140LH (semi-gloss)
Light Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9143LH (semi-gloss)
Light Blue
Lucite® Code - 9147LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9151LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Blue
Lucite® Code - 9135LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9150LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9139LM (semi-gloss)
Light Ivy Gold (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9142LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9152LH (semi-gloss)

Light Ivy Gold
Lucite® Code - 9133LH (semi-gloss)
Red
Lucite® Code - 9091LM (semi-gloss)

Medium Ivy Gold (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9141LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Red (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9146LM (semi-gloss)

Medium Ivy Gold
Lucite® Code - 9136LH (semi-gloss)

Burgundy
Lucite® Code - 9041LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Ivy Gold (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9132LH (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)

NOTE: To obtain a gloss comparable to the original interior finish add approximately 1 oz DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.


Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Turquoise 389-262

 

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