The 1965 Ford was a whole new design change for the Galaxie. This new car consisted of six series of Galaxies, with 17 models. This new wider design was a big change from the 1964 models. A notable difference was the new dual vertical stacked headlight design, a first for the Galaxie. Although different, these cars attracted a following of their own. These were designed for total performance with a large array of performance choices. Ford offered the Galaxie 500LTD, Galaxie 500XL, in convertible and hardtop, Galaxie 500 and Ford Custom which was the base model for the 1965 full size car line. Ford offered five engine choices from the 240 cubic inch six cylinder all the way up to the very rare fire breathing 427 Thunderbird High Performance optional V-8 your choice of either four or eight venturi carburetion rated at 425 horsepower. For transmission options, Ford used the Synchro Smooth Drive manual transmission, four speed floor shift offered on 390 and 427 engines, and Cruise-O-Matic three speed automatic transmission. Some of the available options for 1965 were as follows: Power Brakes, Power Front Seats, Automatic Speed Control, Remote Mirrors, Swing Away Steering Wheel, Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Padded Dash and Visors, Wire Wheel Covers, Vinyl Roof Covering, and Remote Trunk Release. The 1965 Galaxie introduced a new age of full size Ford with fresh new looks and performance and luxury to match.