Old School: ’63 Ford Galaxie Lightweight
If we were talking about a so-so employee as a lightweight, it wouldn’t be a good thing. But when we refer to a period Ford Galaxie, that is very cool indeed. This isn’t an original factory Lightweight. If it was, it would be way more money. But it isn’t a recent tribute/clone either. It was fashioned after a factory Lightweight in the period. Therefore all of the bits are period correct and almost as old as the car. That makes it a cool car indeed. Now these aren’t known for their handling prowess. They were built for the Quarter Mile. So lots of power and light weight was the formula for success. It has period correct factory racing parts like a 406ci side-drilled block with 4-bolt main bearings, factory Tri Power, HiPo cast iron shorty exhaust manifolds,w/exhaust cut outs, a neat Holman & Moody Cam with ID tag. To get all of that power to the ground it has a Top Loader 4-Speed w/Hurst Competition Plus Shifter and a 4:11, 9-inch Posi rear end. To be a Lightweight it requires fiberglass front fenders, fiberglass tear drop hood, and fiberglass bumper. That’s pretty trick stuff. Real ones go for over $100,000. You can have some fun at the vintage drag races for only $25,500. Click here for the listing.