Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Hardtop Coupe – Straight Lines and Angles

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The backdrop for this Galaxie coupe is perfect: all straight lines with a few angles thrown in. I’m pressed to think of a car that eschewed curves more than this one.

Even the traditional Ford round taillights were mostly squared off.

At least the steering wheel wasn’t given that treatment, as Chrysler did just a couple of years earlier.

I’m sure if European style composite headlamps or the rectangular sealed ones had been available at the time, they would have been used here.

What’s of course most remarkable is that Ford and Chrysler embraced the rectilinear look the same year GM sprouted massive curves. 1965 may well be the most divergent stylistic year for the Big Three big cars. And we all know who won that stylistic war.