I remember talking to Jack Sears at the 2003 FOS. Very gracious man. I believe he was getting his brief case out of the Galaxie's (very large) trunk (boot).
PS - I wondered about the spelling...Galaxie--French for Galaxy.
Ford Galaxie was a full size US family car in the 60s and 70s. The 'medium' size car in the range. Under 2 tonne. Then you had the big cars, Lincolns.
A Ford Galaxy is a modernish Euro 'people mover' that weighs about the same as the Galaxie.
These 62 Galaxies as being discussed were ofcourse large cars in the UK but really were not that big at about 1 3/4 tonne with [for the road] adequate braking. [12" drums] and in big block form large power, and actually as good a power to weight ratio of the Mustang 289 which came a couple of years later.
As an aside, the Galaxies came in both 6 cylinder form with 3 on the tree up too the 427 Nascar homolgated engine. By 64, the last of that shape they came in 240 L6, 289 V8 and 390 2 &4bbl form along with the 427 which is an enlarged 390. And were made in 4 door and 2 door variants. And ofcourse the full range of extras such as power steering, aircond, auto trans luxury trim options and the like near doubled the price of the base car. I feel [could be wrong] that the 64 also came with optional disc brakes. The next shape defenitly did with 12" rotors and 4 spot callipers.
I own a 71 Galaxie LTD pillared hardtop, the rarest body style in the US. And the only style offered in Australia. They came 4 door post, pillared hardtop, 2 door sedan, plus ofcourse wagon. Which in the US had the largest range of engines probably Ford ever offered. [As did quite a few cars in that year] 240L6 302 & 351 W with the 351 coming in 2 & 4bbl form 352 FE bigblock, 390 FE 2 & 4bbl . 400M new to Ford in 71 then 429 base engine and 429 high performance. Along with autos available on all, though that was 3 different transmissions, 6 & base V8s came with 3 on the tree plus a very few came with 4 speed which I feel was the Toploader right through. Base cars wre non assisted drums, upmarket assisted drums and option was discs on the front, 12" rotors with very large single piston calliper.
And ofcourse a range of interior colors, trim levels and a large range of color choice, with or without 2 tone or vinyl top.
These days you get about 2 interior colors and materials and maybe 4 exterior colors!