you ever seen a Galaxie somewhere and wondered what model it is? To
help identify a Galaxie you may have sen, the
table below shows front and rear views of the Galaxie models (1959
Australia, all models of Galaxie's are represented. The
early 1960's models were available in extremely small numbers. These
were fully imported models sourced from Ford of Canada, which at the
time was the worldwide supplier of US-based Ford vehicles. Also with
Australia amember of the Commonwealth, favourable import duty concessions
were obtained importing the cars from Canada, as opposed to sourcing
them directly from the USA.
saw an increase in the number of Galaxie's available to the Australian
buying public, and in the 1964 model year, larger numbers of Galaxies
were available through selected Ford dealers. Ford Australia actually
designated the imported 1964 Galaxie model "GD" .
late 1964 local assembly of the 1965 model Galaxie commenced at the
Homebush assembly plant in Sydney's inner west, across the road from
the site of the 2000 Olympic Games. Assembly continued at Homebush
for the 1966, 1967 and 1968 models. Ford Australia designated the
1965 model GE, and then appeared to drop the two-letter model designation
for the Galaxie all together.
assembled at the Homebush assembly plant had the plant designation
code "K" in the VIN.
1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972 models were fully imported from Ford US,
and converted to RHD at the Broadmeadows plant in Victoria. The last
Australian Galaxie, a 1972 model, was sold new in 1973. The vehicles
modified at the Broadmeadows plant were given the asssembly plant
1973 and 1974 models were not available through Ford Dealers, however
several RHD examples were imported by individuals and some comapnies.
The funeral group Allison Monkhouse is reported to have imported and
converted to RHD some twelve 1974 Galaxie sedans and wagons for use
as mourning vehicles.