1963-1/2 Galaxie Super Stock Lightweight tribute of the most successful 427 ci 425 HP ’63 Ford Galaxie ever built for drag racing. The original car stacked up 65 wins and set 22 track records during the 1963 racing season and was also the first Ford in history to hold an NHRA record in Super Stock Class, which was set at the famous York US 30 Dragway on July 12, 1963. The car was driven by Dick Brannan, an original member of the elite “Ford Drag Team” which was sponsored by Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Dick campaigned the car nationwide and it wasn’t long until it was known as the “Fastest Ford Alive” over the entire country. Most competitors said: “I just couldn’t keep up with that high gear!” The original car has been fully restored and is occasionally displayed at various nostalgia car shows.
Correctly restored using correct Lightweight parts including the complete front end, deck lid, and bumpers. The original “X” code car used for restoration was solid and rust free. It retains all of its original floors, trunk, rockers, and quarter panels. Very Straight car with excellent body fitment throughout. The car was professionally painted in correct “Corinthian White”, all lettering painted by hand. All of the exterior chrome and stainless are in very good shape.
Powered by a 427 FE Big block with side bolt mains and approximately 11.1 Compression. It has a correct Ford dual 4 barrel intake with twin 600CFM Holley Carbs. Exhaust exits through Custom tuned headers with cut outs if you want to get loud. The balance of the exhaust is dual with H pipe and factory style mufflers. Sounds mean and runs extremely crisp and clean. TONS of power. Engine backed by a race clutch and toploader 4 speed with 5.13 Posi Traction gear out back. Rolls on original Ford wheels, all chromed, and the rears widened. NOS M&H Racemaster Cheater slicks were sourced out back and ne BFG reproduction tires from coker were used up front.
Interior sports the correct factory style lightweight bucket seats. Driver Seat has a race harness while the passenger side is just a lap belt. It has a correct rubber floor mat and factory style door panels and rear seat. Dash is in very good shape with all gauges working, The switch on the shift handle is for the “Line Lock”. All glass is in very good shape and original. The windshield is near perfect with no rash whatsoever. Side glass rolls up and down with ease and seals well with good fitment. All weatherstripping is in great shape.
This car is a blast to drive. For a car with so much power it is surprisingly docile when it comes to ease of start up, its quick to idle , and runs cool with no drivability issues. One of the funnest cars currently in my stable.