• Feb 15, 2009

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Galpin Collection

In the past few years Galpin Ford has become perhaps the most well-known car dealership in the country. In addition to being the largest Ford dealer in the world, they host MTV's Pimp My Ride at Galpin Auto Sports and even have a dedicated showroom just for the Mustang. We recently discovered that they also have an incredible private collection of cars, and they were kind enough to let us in to take some photographs. Many of the cars represent the highlights of the Ford Motor Company and its related brands over the past several years, including Aston Martin and Jaguar. Entering the museum, you see a genuine Shelby Cobra race car, the original Saleen S7 show car, and a duo of Ford GTs including one painted matte black. There are, of course, several Mustangs including a few vintage Shelbys, the Hertz GT-H prototype (the only one equipped with a 5-speed manual!), and 2008 GT500KR chassis #3. Other tasty goodies include a Jaguar XJ220, a trio of Aston Martin DBSes, and Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's 1964 Orbitron show car. You can browse through all the photos in the high-res gallery below. Have fun.


Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not sure what an XJ200 is, but there's a photo of an XJ220 in the gallery...

      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a good thing they didn't show the horriffic monstrosities they created on Pimp My Ride. All Galpin does is give the cars giant rims and 15,000 TVs. One show actually put two TVs ON THE FRONT BUMPER! What the hell is the point? Plus, isn't watching TV in your car while driving illegal? Some of their custom jobs had three TVs in the A-Pillars! Even when I was 13 and thought the old Pimp My Ride was cool, I thought what Galpin did was tasteless and vulgar!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love that place. I have gone there a couple times with my grandparents when they are looking for a new Mustang or whatever. Very excellent people who treat you like family. I think they are one of the greatest Ford dealers, along with Pearson Ford in Indy. It is always pleasant just to see the cars, despite the long trip over there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      thats sick. they've got like as many cars as Jay Leno!
        • 5 Years Ago
        That Matte Black GT is so sex
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree but I hate the rims on it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, that is pretty impressive. Wish I could have been there with you!
      • 5 Years Ago
      XJ220 perhaps???
        • 5 Years Ago
        No kidding... This is a pretty key mistake, as the name represented Jaguar's return to it's historic (as with cars like the XK120 & XK150) penchant for stating the car's top speed (or, in the case of the XJ220, targeted top speed) in the model designation. Perhaps, the writers were trying to comment on the actual speed of the car?

        I know the Autoblog guys dig through and publish (or re-publish) a ton of material but, as someone who has to likewise analyse a ton of material, yet ties a historic perspective into so much of my work (requiring that I REALLY get it right), and the fact that I read AB for both entertainment and professional informational support, this is sometimes frustrating. Please, guys, I think the world of you and what you do, but... please (as with the Art Car at LACMA article this morning, in which they described Warhol's Art Car as a 1971 M1 Group 4 racer, a good 10 years off the actual vintage), you've got to do better in fact-checking... Especially since we're not talking about deadline, breaking news, "better get it out before someone else does" kind of posts. These are posts you could take a half day longer to put up, without these kinds of goofs, and nobody would balk.

        Again, I really respect you guys but this kind of thing will only hurt you in the long run.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You guys have awesome jobs... Going to all these fantastic places. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is that batmobile looking thing?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Orbitron had ended up in Mexico, where it was rediscovered in 2007; it was serving as a trash can in front of an adult bookstore:

      http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2007/08/find-of-the-cen.html
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