1963 Ford Galaxie – 427 cubic inch FE side oiler V8 – 4 Speed Manual – Factory Lightweight Recreation

Sold for $51,000

Lot # 1215


Vehicle Location: Salina, KS 67401
Auction Type: Reserve
Mileage: 78.206
Engine: 427
Transmission: Rebuilt top loader 4-speed transmission
Exterior: White
Interior: red
VIN: 3G66X190180
Party: Dealer



1963 Ford Galaxie


1963 Ford Galaxie


1963 Ford Galaxie





– Exact recreation of the A/FX 1963 Galaxie Factory Lightweight race car driven by NHRA legend Dick Brannan in 1963 & 1964 sponsored by Romy Hammes Ford

– The original car was the most successful racing Galaxie ever campaigned, racking up over 20 event wins and becoming the first Ford to hold an NHRA record in the Super Stock Class

– Built by Jim Fairbarn who was a member of Brannan’s crew when the original car was raced & worked closely with other Ford drag race legends such as Bob Glidden

– Original X code car with correct “66” Galaxie 500 fastback body designation

– Professional restoration completed on a very rust-free and straight body

– Correct factory lightweight fiberglass body panels including the hood, fenders, deck lid & bumpers as found on the factory race cars

– Retains original floors, rockers & quarter panels

– Powered by a correct 427 cubic inch FE side oiler V8 with 425 HP

– Correct aluminum medium-rise racing intake manifold

– Correct dual 4-barrel 600 cfm R-code Holley race carburetors

– Correct oval racing air cleaner with “427 Eagle” emblem

– Rebuilt top loader 4-speed transmission

– New clutch & pressure plate

– Custom fabricated headers into new exhaust with H-pipe and factory style mufflers

– Racing dump pipes at the headers that can be uncapped when you want to get loud

– 9-inch rear end with 4.30 gears

– Drag shocks to achieve correct “nose up” stance of that era

– New fuel tank

– Red interior featuring original head liner, door panels and dash

– Bostrom lightweight bucket seats as found on the factory lightweight race cars

– Racing harness on driver’s side with lap belt on passenger side

– Real NOS 1963 lightweight rubber flooring

– Heater & radio delete for weight reduction

– Tachometer mounted on steering column

– Vintage Stewart Warner oil pressure gauge mounted under dash

– Disclaimer badge from Ford regarding lightweight parts riveted inside glovebox as found on the factory lightweights

– Line lock switch mounted on Hurst shifter

– Exterior finished in correct Wimbledon White

– Hand painted Romy Hammes Ford / Brannan 824 lettering with amazing attention to detail to the original car

– Excellent paint & very straight body with great gaps

– All original exterior chrome and stainless is in very good condition

– All glass is original and in very nice condition

– Original Ford steel wheels dated 1963 that have been chromed and widened in the rear

– Period correct tires sourced from Coker all the way around with M&H cheater slicks in the rear

– Will come with spare grille with holes in it for racing air intakes

– Diecast 1/18 scale model of the car included

There are several components on this car that were used on Dick Brannan’s original car that only someone intimately familiar with it would know about including:

– Brannan designed clutch mechanism on the clutch arm that would lock the clutch so it could be side stepped when launching

– Auxiliary electric fuel pump that could be activated for extra power at the top end of the 1/4 mile via a switch under the dash

– A front steering bar from a 1937 Ford that was welded in from the front passenger seat area to the rear axle to eliminate wheel hop on the right rear wheel which was a problem on the Galaxie race cars

With Mopar Max Wedge cars dominating NHRA drag strips across the country, Ford was looking for an answer. In 1963 they developed the Galaxie 500 with a Nascar-inspired fastback body style that was released as a mid-year 1963.5 model. Rule changes for the 1963 season capped displacement at 427 cubic inches and Ford took full advantage, releasing the mighty dual quad 427 FE engine which was dropped into the Galaxie 500 body style for racing purposes. Incorporating many methods to achieve lighter weight, these cars immediately made an impact in competition. Only 212 of these special cars were produced & the most successful of them all was Dick Brannan’s “No. 824.”

The car here is a “1 of 1” recreation built with obsessive attention to detail in order to mimic the original car. Featuring a slew of extremely rare parts and built by an original team member who has since passed away, it would be impossible to recreate today even if you had the estimated $150k necessary to do so. A great piece for any collector of historically important Fords, muscle cars or vintage race cars.

This car runs, sounds and drives great. With the dumps capped it is actually quiet



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Ended On: 07/06/2023 at 3:00 pm EDT


Result: Sold for $51,000
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Product sold for buy now price: $51,000

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
p***********3 07/06/2023 2:46 pm EDT $51,000
j*****7 07/03/2023 4:36 pm EDT $50,000
v******r 06/30/2023 7:53 pm EDT $29,000
b*********1 06/30/2023 1:27 pm EDT $22,000
a**********s 06/30/2023 11:08 am EDT $18,000
s**********p 06/29/2023 9:02 pm EDT $12,000
j******e 06/29/2023 2:09 pm EDT $10,000
a**********s 06/29/2023 11:14 am EDT $8,200
s**********p 06/29/2023 11:03 am EDT $6,000
a**********s 06/29/2023 10:37 am EDT $5,100
Auction started 06/29/2023 12:00 am EDT
  • Raced against Dick many times both the 500 and thunderbolt, never won in a Z11 at us 30 in Gary. Think dick was in sale at romy hammes if I remember correctly. It would be fun to have.

  • Are there the air ducts that were used with the openings in the grille still with the car ? I have several other questions, how can I contact the seller’s dealership ?
    Thank You

    • If you look closely at the passenger side motor pic you can see the air ducts that correspond with the secondary grill openings.

  • That FORD truck scoop should not be on that car as a tribute to a NHRA record holder. It was never allowed in NHRA, only AHRA and other outlaw events.

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