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1963 Ford Galaxie 500 NASCAR Tribute Can Be Driven on the Road – autoevolution

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 NASCAR Tribute Can Be Driven on the Road – autoevolution
27 Jan
11:13
Ever fancied driving a NASCAR race car not on the track, but on the streets of your hometown? Well, forget it, because that is not possible, legally speaking. But there are workarounds though, legal ones. Like the 1963 Ford Galaxie that just turned up on an auction site.
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Introduced in 1959 in the full-sized cars segment, the Galaxie was Ford’s response to the Chevy Impala, and a strong response at that, as the car managed to make its mark both on the road, and on the ovals of the NASCAR series.

In 1965, driver Fred Lorenzen claimed the win at NASCAR’s 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 Ford’s racing heritage, as this team has been responsible for building all the Blue Oval’s 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 “fully UK road-legal” and comes in “excellent overall condition.” More details on it can be found at this link.

Source: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/1963-ford-galaxie-500-nascar-tribute-can-be-driven-on-the-road-140601.html

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