Ford introduced the 428 on October 1, 1965, tucked snugly into the engine bay of the 1966 Galaxie 500 7-Litre, a sporty edition of the full-size Ford created specifically to showcase the new engine. Ford had, just a year earlier, redesigned its full-size cars' frames and suspensions to provide a much smoother and more stable ride, one that Ford alleged rivaled the Rolls-Royce in quietness.

While Ford still had the 427 on the full-size's option sheets, ordering one up precluded many creature comfort options. The 428, however, didn't--thus Ford's rationale for introducing it in such a refined mode of transportation.

All cigars and reading room slippers, the 7-Litre, however, was not. Bucket seats, a console, dual exhaust, disc brakes and the beefy C6 automatic transmission came standard, and a four-speed could replace the C6 at no charge.

Ford made the 7-Litre available in just the two sportiest full-size body styles--two-door hardtop, of which Ford built 8,705, and convertible, of which Ford built 2,368. As a one year only exclusive model, It is tough to beat the 7 Litre for exclusiveness as a collectible.

This all leads us to our current offering. Found in a barn with 30 plus years of dirt and grime on it, this one owner car has an astonishing 17,000 original documented miles . Original owner states that they bought the car new from the dealership and that the top was damaged during a hail storm after which it was parked it in the barn until they got time to fix it.  That is where she sat for 30 plus years.  This is a very rare car, 1 of 1938 convertibles with the automatic, 1 of  122 know to still exist.

Vince Panicola of The 7-Litre Group is the co-manager the International 7-Litre Registry and runs the 7-Litre website  Vince was kind enough to decode the body tag for us and is adding this car to the registry.   This car is Registry number 4023 in the International 7-Litre Registry.

6 - 1966

G -Assembly Plant Chicago IL

63- Galaxie 500 7-Litre 2-door convertible, bucket seats

Q - 428 345 hp

244690 - sequential serial #

76D - Galaxie 500 7-Litre 2-door convertible, bucket seats

4 - Silver Frost (medium silver metallic)

86 - black "Crinkle" vinyl and black "Rosette" pattern vinyl

09E - May 9th 1966 build date

34 - DSO Indianapolis, Indiana

4 - 3.25:1 non-locking

4 - C6 Automatic

428 Cubic Inch Q Code Ford Big Block

Special heavy duty C6 3 speed automatic transmission

Factory 4 piston front disk brakes.

Power steering and Power brakes