1963 Ford Galaxie, Rare "light Weight" Coupe, Holman/moody 406 Ci, 3x2 Bbl V8 on 2040-cars
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Ford Galaxie "Lightweight" Coupe
14,800 Original Miles on car
Real 406 CI V-8 engine, 3x2 bbl carbs
Rare Ford Engine built by famous Nascar engine builders, Holman/Moody in Charlotte, N.C
4 speed transmission with fresh clutch
All original interior
True dual exhaust with drag cut outs
factory fiberglass hood, front fenders and both front and rear
FOR SALE IS A RARE FIND FROM CA. THIS IS A 1963 FORD GALAXIE COUPE. 14,800 original miles! IT WAS ORDERED BY SOME GENTLEMEN THAT WANTED A G-CODE "THUNDER BOLT" CAR. WHEN THEY COULD NOT GET ONE FROM FORD, THEY DID THE NEXT BEST THING AND BUILT THEIR OWN!
THIS CAR WAS ORDERED IN THE FACTORY COLORS YOU SEE WITH A V8 3-SPEED TRANSMISSION. WHEN THE CAR ARRIVED, THE FORD FACTORY CORRECT FIBERGLASS FRONT FENDERS, HOOD AND BOTH THE FRONT & REAR BUMPER'S WERE ADDED.(STILL HAS THE METAL TRUNK LID)THE SPARE TIRE WAS REMOVED. THE DRIVE TRAIN WAS PULLED AND A REAL 60'S DRAG MOTOR WAS ORDERED. THEY CHOSE A HOLMAN/MOODY PREPPED FORD 406 C.I. BIG BLOCK V8 TOPPED OFF WITH 3X2 BARREL CARBS.. A 4 SPEED WAS INSTALLED ALONG WITH THE 4-LINK STYLE REAR SUSPENSION. THE CAR WAS MAINLY USED FOR DRAG RACING MOST OF ITS LIFE. IT WAS KEEPED IN A GARAGE. THIS CAR HAS A FACTORY RADIO AND A HEATER UNLIKE A THUNDER BOLT CAR. IT HAS ALL IT'S ORIGINAL INTERIOR & THE MILES FOR THE CAR ARE CORRECT. THE ENGINE HAS BEEN REBUILT OVER IT'S LIFE TIME AND HAS SOME MINOR MODERN UPGRADES. THE CAR HAS HAD 1 PAINT RE-SPRAY IN IT'S LIFE. NO RUST!
THE CAR HAS PERIOD CORRECT AMERICAN RACING WHEELS. THE CAR HAS HAD ALL ITS FLUID'S SERVICED AND IS READY TO GO!
YES, THIS CAR HAS AN ORIGINAL FORD 406 C.I. MOTOR. AS YOU KNOW, IN 1963 1/2 FORD INTRODUCED THE 427 C.I.. SO MOST PEOPLE BLEW UP THEIR 406 ENGINES TO GET THEM REPLACED BY THE 427.
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Ford Galaxie for Sale
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:22:00 EST
We may regard Ford as an American automaker, but ask a Brit and they may tell you otherwise. The Blue Oval has, after all, been selling cars in the UK since 1903, and started manufacturing there as far back as 1911 when it began local production of the Model T in Manchester. Last year Ford ended 100 years of vehicle manufacturing in the UK when the last Transit van rolled off the assembly line in Southampton, but it's still the biggest-selling automotive marque in Britain.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:28:00 EST
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Although the Fiesta is no longer manufactured in the UK (previous versions having been built at Dagenham until 2002), engines are: the EcoBoost line was developed at the company's R&D center in Essex and are built at the factory in Dunton, while its diesel engines were developed at Dagenham in East London. Even the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine in the Fiesta ST is built in South Wales.
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:58:00 EST
Few people are as able to explain the industry's many upcoming changes and challenges as clearly as William Clay Ford, Jr., better known as Bill Ford. The 57-year-old currently sits as the executive chairman of the company his great-grandfather, Henry Ford, founded over 110 years ago.
In an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Ford explains that the role of automakers is, necessarily, going to change to suit the needs of the future world. That means changing the view of not just the automobile, but the automaker. As Ford explains it, automakers will "move from being just car and truck manufacturers to become personal-mobility companies."
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