Super Stock Tribute: 1963 ½ Ford Galaxie

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We saw this car last about a year ago. It’s a recreation of a Super Stock racing machine that racked up a lot of wins back in the day. With its lightweight sheet metal and fire-breathing 427 cubic-inch V8, the auto was first listed for sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for $65,000. Using the same photos, it appears to be in Angleton, Texas now and is available here on craigslist this time for $68,000. But the photos are the same as before, so did the car not sell, or perhaps it did and moved across the state line? Either way, it’s a neat enough car for a second look as a cool tip from Pat L.!

In mid-1963, Ford cooked up a sporty new fastback body style for its successful Galaxie 500 lineup.  The company was getting into racing more and more, so 200 of them were built as “lightweight” racers with aluminum and fiberglass. With a huge powerplant and less weight, the cars scored well on the track, including one driven by Dick Brannan who racked up 65 wins as a record holder in the NHRA Super Stock Class. This car is a clone or replica of just that hot rod, making it a 1-of-1. Here’s the review we did the last time this Ford popped up.

Every effort appears to have been made to replicate Brannan’s 425 hp, 1963 ½ ride. Dick was an original member of the elite “Ford Drag Team” which was sponsored by the manufacturer itself. He campaigned the car across the country and it soon became known as the “Fastest Ford Alive”. Members of the original pit crew were involved in creating this tribute using as many correct parts and pieces as possible. The seller goes on to list the many mechanical attributes of this automobile, including a race clutch and Toploader 4-speed with 4.30 Posi Traction gearing out back.

Since this is a one-of-a-kind car, this machine is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. Not anymore, not any less. It’s not original, which usually reduces value, but the “lightweight” 427 Fords from 1963 always seem to fetch high dollar. This car is probably better suited in a museum rather than running as a weekend cruiser. What would you do with it?

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  1. 8banger 8bangerMember

    What would you do with it?
    Terrorize the blue-chip, high dollar area known as Cherry Creek here in Denver.

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  2. angliagt angliagtMember

    You don’t mean ACTUALLY drive it,do you?
    Wouldn’t that decrease the value of this investment?
    This would be cooler without the lettering,& using
    the same size wheels all the way around.

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    • alan leonardMember

      A labor of love it is…deep pocket project….

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      • Yblocker

        So where’s the project part? Looks like it’s done been done. Lol

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    • alan leonardMember

      A labor of love it is…deep pocket project….

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    • Otto Nobeddder

      As a “Tribute” it was built to replicate the Original as much as possible. Great project, but as you point out, street driving it, while fun-as-Hell, may decrease its value, expecially when the texting A-hole runs a stop sign

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  3. HoA Howard A ( since 2014)Member

    Nice! I made car models of this car, except, I don’t recall many like this on the drag strip, most were either NASCAR or USAC racing. There’s no question Ford had something that could give a hemi a headache. GM was way behind, but not for long. I really don’t know what to do with it, you going to actually DRIVE this monster to Walmart? Be like using the Mona Lisa as a hand towel. Missing a lot for it to be an actual drag car, I think it’s comical it has a hood scoop( off a Ford truck) and has intake tubes from the grill. This car was FAST. I read, the package added just over $1400 bucks, on top of a basic Ford at $2700, made it a pricey Ford for sure, but not much could touch it. I read, these ROUTINELY got into the 12’s, and Gas Ronda, with some more mods, got a 12.07 @118mph. Not bad for 1963. They dominated “roundy-round” racing, with some big names that drove them. From a time, when racing was racing.

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    • CadmanlsMember

      Howard what is never brought up is the tires. The DOT street drag radials are so sticky today they can be competitive to drag slicks and those are way better today also. Was just at an event in Ga and they were going 200 mph in the 1/8 mile in less than 4 seconds on these new breed of tires. I sure would like to see what some of the old school muscle could do with some modern mods and better tires. If course most people that own them wouldn’t dare or know how to drive them.

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  4. Harvey HarveyMember

    It may not be perfect, but it’s only $ 65,000!

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    • Marshall Belcher

      I want my stickers back.. need them to help hold my ford truck together..

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      • Yblocker

        That was brilliant.

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  5. mike

    Real nice build owner….

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  6. Yblocker

    It needs a tear drop high riser hood.

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  7. Chuck Simons

    From where I sit, this needs to go through a couple tanks of gas, detail it and set it in the museum at Don Laughlins Resort. (It would take a couple tanks to get there)

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  8. MrF

    Looks to me like the 427 emblems on the front fenders are mounted too high.

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  9. MrF

    X code was a 352, which did not use fender badging. The current 427 emblem is thus an addition, not replacing one from a 390. If the car were left original, it could be a fairly useful vehicle. Comfortable and stylish, what’s wrong with that?

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