While wandering around the 2013 SEMA Show, I spotted this ’65 Galaxie convertible with its famous stacked headlights hiding out in the Flowmaster booth. The car was built by Kindig-It Customs from Salt Lake City, Utah.
The first thing about this car that caught my eye was simply the fact that it wasn’t another 1st or 2nd-gen Camaro. Don’t get me wrong, I like Camaros as much as the next guy, but you can’t swing a set of spark plug wires at SEMA without hitting dozens of F-bodies. They’re everywhere! This car is something different.
The Galaxie was Ford’s full-size car for hauling the family around, which meant it was larger, heavier, and not as cool looking as the Mustang or Thunderbird. As a result, you don’t often see people making hot rods out of Galaxies. I applaud the guys at Kindig-It for doing something original!
As I walked around the car, I saw a lot of things that really set the car apart from the crowd. For starters, the engine had been replaced by a new 5.0L Coyote V8 from Ford Racing. On top of that, an Edelbrock E-force supercharger boosts the output to a tire-roasting 555 horsepower!
But this is more than just a top-down cruiser with a big blower. This Galaxie can corner with the best of them thanks to its Art Morrison chassis and massive 20″ Heritage G wheels from Billet Specialties. The interesting red and grey stripe continues underneath the hood – an impressive detail considering it will not often be seen.
My favorite thing about this car is the gauge cluster – it’s really one of a kind and was made specially for this car. I hope to see more great cars from the guys at Kindig-It in the future!
Suspension and Wheels
Art Morrison chassis
Billet Specialties Heritage G wheels
Michelin 335/30-20 tires
Rosso Red leather interior by J.S. Custom Interiors
JVC headunit with Kicker speakers
Dakota Digital VHX analog gauges
Shaved and filled body
UPDATE: This car sold at Barrett-Jackson 2016 Scottsdale for $253,000 USD. View Listing