- Year: 1966
- Exterior Color: Dark Red
- Interior Color: Black
- Scale: 1:24
- Manufacturer: Automodello
- Limited Edition: 66 Tribute Edition
- Marque: Ford
Automodello Press Release - April 22nd 2014 and updated May 22nd 2016As was the case when buying the real car, Automodello will be offering its customers a number of finish options: Nightmist Blue (AM24-FOR-G7L-NB) with matching blue interior, of which there will be a build of up to 299 pieces will be priced at $299.95. Limited to just 66 pieces is the Tribute Edition in Candy
Apple Red with black interior (AM24-FOR-G7L-TE-CA), priced at $366.95.
While the yet more exclusive Homage Edition in Raven Black with tan
interior (AM24-FOR-G7L-HE) is to being restricted to just 24 pieces,
priced at $449.95 each and the ultra exclusive Enthusiasts Editions in
Antique Gold with parchment interior (AM24-FOR-G7L-EE-AG) or Wimbledon White with black interior (AM24-FOR-G7L-TE-WW) is
up to 19 pieces at $465.95 each. Whichever version decided upon
though, this is going to be an important addition to the automotive
Automodello™ is proud
to announce the first ever 1:24 scale replica of “the smoothest brute on
wheels” – the 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7-Litre Hardtop! This will be an
absolute must for both muscle car enthusiasts and model collectors alike,
representing, as it does, an all-American car that’s sadly just not that easy
to find anymore and one which has previously been unavailable scaled down for
the display cabinet.
The first half of the 1960s had been dominated by huge
muscle cars with increasingly large power plants, but by the middle of the
decade these dinosaurs were on their way out and it was the intermediate sized
cars fitted with big bloc V8s that were rapidly becoming considered the hot
ticket. Ford’s answer was to thoroughly redesign the Fairlane GT and
GTA, and yet it was to launch another real bruiser of a car for the 1966 model
year: the Galaxie 500 7-Litre.
The 7-Litre was made available only as a 2-door hardtop or
as a convertible, in either automatic or 4-speed transmission, and
considerately offered all the creature comforts of a luxury sedan, such as
power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. Ford’s high performance 427
racing V8 could not provide these conveniences but its new, and more docile,
high torque 428 could, making the car far more suited to every day driving.
Most Ford Galaxie 500 7-Litres therefore, came equipped with the 428 and
although the 427 was an option, just 36 hardtops and two convertibles left
Ford’s factory with this more brutish V8.
Styling was kept clean and simple and while the 7-Litre
nameplates were applied to the front bumpers (fenders), grille and boot (trunk)
lid, the subtle use of chrome gave the car a fresh new look, although the
interior was in fact identical to that used in Ford’s earlier Galaxie 500s,
save for the 7-Litre badge located on the glove box door and seat belts fitted
front and rear to comply with new US Government regulations introduced in 1966.
In this, the year of its launch, and indeed the only year in which the 7-Litre
was available as a separate model.
Diecasm Payment Plan:
This model is eligible for Diecasm's exclusive Automodello 1:24 for 3
payment plan. Please see details here.