1963 Ford Galaxie, Rare "light Weight" Coupe, Holman/moody 406 Ci, 3x2 Bbl V8 on 2040cars
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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Here's the thing about China: The folks buying cars there have a very different set of standards than shoppers in many other markets around the globe. While we all drool over hot metal with bold designs, and while we appreciate automakers going an extra step to inject even their cheapest offerings with aggressive and interesting cues, that sort of sheetmetal sex appeal doesn't always sell in the People's Republic. Case in point is Jaguar, which may be designing a more traditional-looking version of its XJ for the Chinese market, or more to the point of this story, Ford currently sells the less-exciting, last-generation Focus compact in China right alongside the new one.
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So consider this new Shanghai-bound C-segment concept a preview of what's to come for that more traditional, budget-minded, less-sexy market. More proof of this pudding: Ford's even calling this concept the Escort - a nod to the Blue Oval's compact car days of yore, and a name that stirs up thoughts of basic, affordable transportation rather than great driving dynamics or bold design. "Customers in China described seeking a vehicle that is stylish - but not one that is arrogant or pretentious," Ford states. And this new Escort concept previews a possibility of providing exactly that for this rapidly expanding automotive market.
What you're looking at, then, is one of the most simple Ford designs we've seen of late, though it still incorporates all of the automaker's latest DNA. The signature hexagonal grille is front and center, flanked by attractive LED headlamps and chrome-rimmed foglamp housings. The entire car's design focuses on clean, smooth surfaces, with one strong character line flowing from front to back just below the beltline. We will say that the car looks decidedly more premium from the rear view, where narrow, horizontal taillamps with an LED accent give the car added visual width. Bland as it may be, it's a handsome little concept, though fear what would likely happen if all of the conceptual details get dumbed down for a production model.
YouGov's mid-year Brand Index rankings of America's best perceived brands has been released, and Ford has found its way to the top. The Dearborn, Michigan based manufacturer beat out online shopping giant Amazon, The History Channel, and home improvement superstore Lowe's, to take the top spot.
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Ford jumped from sixth overall in 2012 to first for 2013, but those that have been watching these rankings shouldn't be hugely surprised. Ford was rated the best perceived automotive manufacturer by the same organization last year. The Blue Oval's success on the overall brand rankings is made all the more impressive by the complete lack of other automakers on the list.
YouGov (that is, survey respondents) cited Ford's first quarter of 2013 business, which saw an increase in market share and the best earnings recorded in over 10 years. Successfully launching the Focus and Fusion (pictured) and keeping them fresh in the minds of consumers has also contributed to Ford's best overall score.
Ford has made an art of deeper-than-normal midlife updates since the 2010 Fusion, a strategy that has allowed it to keep models looking fresher in showrooms for longer without needing full redesigns. Instead of slight touchups to light fixtures, new paint colors and perhaps new wheel patterns, Ford has been digging deeper, with significant sheetmetal changes and very different front-end looks, along with an increased emphasis on new in-car technologies to keep models vibrant. Other automakers are following this trend, and Ford itself is continuing on the path with this new 2015 Focus Sedan.
There's a handsome new SE Sport Package that includes a firmer touring suspension, modest body kit and 17-inch wheels.
We first saw this sleek Aston Martin-like nose fitted to a Focus at the Geneva Motor Show last month, but Ford only showed the new look on the five-door hatchback - this is the first appearance of the sedan, which will bow at next week's New York Auto Show. The front end treatment is the same, with a new hood, new headlamps incorporating LED accents, a different grille shape and a completely revised lower fascia that does away with the 2014 model's controversial triangle-shaped corners and gaping intakes. The rear gets a new two-piece, laser-brazed trunk lid with new taillamps, but the overall look is quite similar to last year's car. In any case, the refreshed look brings the Focus sedan more in line with the design of Ford's other recently reworked cars, including the Fusion and Fiesta.