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Earning its name thanks to the hype of the space race and built to compete with Chevy’s wildly popular Impala, the Ford Galaxie 500 emerged in 1959 as an extension of the Ford Fairlane, with the full-size Galaxie at the top of the trim level options. It quickly overtook the popular Fairlane thanks to its stylish two-tone paint and plenty of stainless steel and chrome, plus an available 352-cid V8 pushing 300 horsepower. The Galaxie was redesigned in 1960 and hit new heights when Ford introduced the even more luxurious Galaxie 500, with its optional 406-cid V8 that could host a triple-carbureted "six-barrel" configuration. Before the Mustang would roll out a few years later, this was Ford’s biggest step into the Muscle Car era. Redesigned once again in 1965, the Galaxie rolled out with 500 LTD and XL options, with the LTD being rolled into its own model a few years later. It would grow longer and heavier through the late ’60s and early 1970s, eventually ending its run in 1974 as Ford moved forward with the LTD as its priority.