In 1965, driver Fred Lorenzen claimed the win at NASCARâs most prestigious race, Daytona 500, driving such a Ford. And to honor both the win, and the car, several replicas were made over the years.
One such replica, which uses a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 as a base turned up on the Silverstone Auctions website as a NASCAR-racer you could drive on the road. At least in the UK.
The car was imported as a regular Galaxie from the U.S. some time ago, and was fitted will all it needs to be a worthy opponent on the track, and a head-turner on the road.
Painted in white and blue, the car uses a livery that perfectly matches the graphics used by NASCAR race team Holman-Moody back in the day. The name is incredibly important for Fordâs racing heritage, as this team has been responsible for building all the Blue Ovalâs racing cars for three decades, starting the 1950s.
Under the hood sits a monstrous 390ci V8 engine (6.5-liter) linked to a manual transmission for ultimate thrills. There are new shock absorbers underneath, and a dual-exit Flowmaster Stainless exhaust at the rear.
The sellers of the car say it is âfully UK road-legalâ and comes in âexcellent overall condition.â More details on it can be found at this link.