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Have 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 through 1974).

In 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.

1963 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" .

In 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.

Galaxie's assembled at the Homebush assembly plant had the plant designation code "K" in the VIN.

The 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 designation "G"

The 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.

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