Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop, 1968 MY

The Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied motor vehicle with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 7 litres. For this model it develops power and torque figures of 340 bhp (345 PS/254 kW) at 4600 rpm and 626 Nm (462 lbft/63.8 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission.

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Key facts

Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5418 mm
What size engine?
7 litre, 6990 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
345 PS / 340 bhp / 254 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
626 Nm / 462 ft.lb / 63.8 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Ford Galaxie models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3930 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW

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2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6386 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
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2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6386 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
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2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6999 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
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2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6999 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6999 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6999 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6999 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6490 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6999 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6999 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6999 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6292 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6286 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6286 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6286 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6286 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6286 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7536 cm3 370 PS 365 bhp 272 kW 2227 kg
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1968 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3023 mm 119 inches
Track/tread (front) 1575 mm 62 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 5418 mm 213.3 inches
Width 1981 mm 78 inches
Height 1392 mm 54.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 94.7 litres 20.8 UK Gal 25 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7 litre
6990 cc
(426.556 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.9 × 101.1 mm
4.13 × 3.98 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
345 PS (340 bhp) (254 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
48.6 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
626 Nm (462 ft·lb) (63.8 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
89.56 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1125.4 kPa (163.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 873.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 7.75 x 15
Tyres rear 7.75 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID420233
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 54.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop added 2015-04-30.
Last modified 2015-04-30.