1963 Ford Galaxie

500 Previously owned by Lord March

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International - The Racing Car Show
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK
Saturday 16th January 2009
Collectors' Items at 12.30pm
Motor Cars at 3.00pm
Registration Number: 909 WAR (to be retained) Chassis Number: X3PP662181140
Nothing in British Motorsport had ever caused quite an upset as when the first Ford Galaxie raced in the U.K. "We‘re going to race an American Ford Galaxie. Would you like to drive it?" came the offer from Jeff Uren to Jack Sears. Sears acceptance – after much reflection - would create a partnership that would turn the tables on Jaguar’s stranglehold on the British Touring Car Championship to take the title in 1963. The only previous occasion on which an American saloon had competed in British saloon events had been the previous year when Dan Gurney raced a Chevrolet ImpaIa at Silverstone and it had looked quite promising. But it was not all pla