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For Sale at Auction: 1963 Ford Galaxie in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

Lot #685-1963 Ford Galaxie 427 Lightweight Drag Car- After a successful Drag Racing season in 1962 Horn Ford of Greenville, SC and their driver and employee, Charles Headen, ordered a lightweight 427 Galaxie for the '63 season. They were informed by Ford that the Lightweights were already spoken for by the larger drag teams. However, Ford Motor Company agreed to send them an "R-Code" 427 Galaxie and all of the Lightweight components which were to be installed at Horn Ford Sales instead of in Detroit. All of the original lightweight components are still in the car with the exception of the aluminum 4-Speed transmission, and the hood (which is included in the sale).
Charles and the '63 were very successful at the local Greer Drag Strip, winning his first 20 races. Charles was paid "up front money" to bring his renown to other strips in the SouthEast. Folks around at that time say that Charles and this 427 were just unbelievable. He held the Greer Drag Strip with a time of 11.70 at 124 MPH!
Car was restored to its original condition, color, and lettering in Alabama in the mid-2000's. It has been in the hands of a few major Ford collectors recently and is being offered at our Auction only because of the owner's health condition. Much documentation, magazine articles, and restoration photos are included with the sale of this piece of Carolina Drag Racing history.
• 1963 Ford R-Code 427 Dealer Prepped Lightweight
• Campaigned by Horn Ford of Greenville, SC
• Driver: Charles Headen, Pit Crew: Red & Tommy Pitts
• Mechanical Camshaft
• 427 V-8, 425 factory HP
• 525 Lift
• 324 Duration
• Two-Four Barrel 600 CFM Holley Carburetors
• 4:11 Ratio Open Differential
• Aluminum Bellhousing
• Aluminum Front & Back Bumpers & Braces
• Fiberglass Hood, Trunk, Fenders & Inner Fenders
• Lightweight Bucket Seats
• "Thin" Sun Visors
• Rubber Floor Mats
• M+H Traction Master Traction Bars
• Long Cast Iron Header Style Manifolds
• Items deleted when new: Radio, Heater, Clock, Arm Rest, Trunk Mat, Spare Tire & Hold Down, Hood & Trunk Springs
• All Sound Deadening Removed
Information here has been gleaned from former owners, and information passed down from Charles Headen. For more information about this rare Ford or the September 24 Auction, please call Tom Mack at 803-351-3695.

Vehicle Details

  • 1963 Ford Galaxie
  • Listing ID: CC-1641073
  • Price: Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Galaxie
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:SEPT2022-685
  • VIN:3U66R158304
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