If the Galaxie that we featured earlier today caught your interest at all, then you are going to want to look at this. There is not much left to this full-sized Ford and when we first found it, we were going to keep looking. We figured that it was too far gone and that the seller was just being optimistic about what it really was. Then we ran the VIN... Turns out this is a real deal 425 horsepower 427 Galaxie! The question is, can it be saved? The car is located in Santa Rosa, California and is listed here on eBay with an asking price of $4,900 obo.
The only error that we could find in the listing was that it doesn't appear to be an XL, as they were fitted with bucket seats. This one has a bench, but the numbers confirm that it was originally fitted with a fire-breathing 427 cubic inch V8 and two four-barrel carburetors. All 480 foot pounds of frame-twisting torque was fed to the rear wheels through a required four-speed manual gearbox. The suspension and brakes also had to be beefed up to compensate for all that power.
Finding an old rust bucket in a field is easy, but digging up something with the right numbers is the hard part. Most cars in this sort of condition just aren't worth resurrecting We gave this one a second look though because restored 427 equipped Galaxies are inching closer to the six figure mark at auction. Plus this is as close as you are going to get to a 427 Lightweight without spending a small fortune. Well, it is still going to end up costing you a very large sum of money.
The drive-train is long gone and most of the parts have been stripped. You could use a donor car for the missing parts and rusty sheet-metal, but it is unlikely that you will ever be able to track down the original engine. It will never be as valuable as a numbers matching car could have been, but there are a handful of guys who make a profit bringing junkyard cars like this back from the grave. We know it would be easier to start with a different car, but do you think saving this high-performance Galaxie could actually make financial sense?