Back before the peak of the muscle car era in the late 60’s, manufacturers sold special editions of their family cars to compete in the National Hot Rod Associations super stock drag races. Known as homologation specials, these souped up machines did without all the weight adding (and therefore power sapping) niceties like AC, power steering, power brakes, automatic transmissions and fancy wheel covers. Nope— put the biggest motor in the lightest car and go out and compete.
This Galaxie 500 is a fully restored, Oxford Blue spectacular example built at the Los Angeles plant with the G-code Thunderbird Super High Performance V8under the hood. 406 cubic inches generating 405 gross horsepower boasting11.4:1 compression supplying fuel through triple Holley carburetors and putting the power to the ground through a heavy duty Borg Warner top loader 4 speed manual. This is a three owner California car since new and man is it special! It is one of only 9 Tudor Club Victoria’s with the tri-power 406 known to the‘62 Galaxie Registry and it drives like the day it came off the Ford lot. Enjoy the pics!