1963 Ford Galaxie

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    3A66X177707
  • Lot number 
    466
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Based on a Galaxie 500 road car, imported from Arizona and now UK-registeredIn Corinthian White andPeacock Blue withperiod-correctHolman Moody graphicsLiveried to replicate the Fred Lorenzen,LaFayette #28 legendary Daytona 500winnerFully UK road-legal but virtually a full race specification with a 6.5-litre (390ci) V8 fuelled througha 650CFMHolleyRecently fitted withnew shock absorbers and a dual-exit Flowmaster Stainless exhaustA real head-turner and just a bit of fun really, well actually, quite a lot of funA predecessor to the muscle car era, the Galaxie was Fords full-size competitor. Although it out powered the similar Chevy Impala at first, it never sold as well due to its uninspired styling, poor aerodynamics, and excess weight. Ford kept trying though and continued to install larger and larger engines, reaching a pinnacle with the most powerful engine Detroit ever made, the427 Hemi. Producing 657bhp, this engine was installed in only a few examplesas it was almost impossible to drive on the road and was later banned by NASCAR, promoting Ford to stop production. For the 1963 manufacturing year, Ford replaced the top end motor in the Galaxie range with a 427 cubic inch power unit to enable them to build a homologated full-race car that took advantage of the new NHRA and Nascar 7.0-litre maximum engine size rules. The engine was rated at 425bhpwith two four-barrel Holley Carburetors and this combination meant that the Galaxies of this year through to 1965 dominated the Nascar circuits.BPR 753A is a Galaxie 500 road car imported from Arizona and rebuilt as an homage to the LaFayette Fordrace-winning Daytona 500 car, campaigned by Fred Lorenzenback in 1964/5. The car has been carefully decalled to replicate the Fred Lorenzen car and carries the number 28 as 'Fast Freddie' always carried number 28. Many big names raced these cars including Dan Gurney, Richard Petty, A J Foytand in the UK, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jack Sears. It's powered by a 6.5-litre (390ci) V8 fitted withan Edlebrock performer intake manifold, Edlebrock alloy big valve heads with roller rockers,a Holley 650CFMdouble pumper, 3-speed manual gearbox, new shockers and a dual exit Flowmaster stainless exhaust. A very desirable Tremec 5-speed manual box is supplied with the car and would make a super upgrade.This left-hand drive, road legal, NASCAR tribute car looks awesome and has huge presence. If its sheer physical size doesn't frighten children and horses then flicking the cockpit switch that bypasses the silencers and allows the big V8 to bark through open exhausts will probably do the job. Finished in Corinthian White andPeacock Blue withperiod-correctHolman Moody graphics, the car appears to be in very good condition and well put together.This is one huge slice of American history that is sure to get you noticed as you rattle all the windows down your local High Street.