Lightweight Galaxie is the Jumbo Shrimp of the Car World


Here’s a nicely completed Lightweight Galaxie replica offered on the Detroit Craigslist for $19,950. I don’t know about you, but it turns on my staging lights.
The first Ford Lightweight Galaxie was built in mid-1963. That car, driven by legendary Ford driver Dick Brannan, brought the blue oval brand their first NHRA Super/Stock record, and presaged a series of wins that led to Ford taking the NHRA World Championship in 1964. Fewer than 200 of the mostly 427-cid powered cars were built, and today they can draw six figures on auction.
This repli-racer is offered at a mere fraction of that, and, while it lacks the history, it shouldn’t lack the heart-stopping performance of the original cars. The 500 horsepower should be good for 12-second quarters and really, would you even attempt that with a real one unless your name was Rockefeller or Hilton?
Detroit Craigslist

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 64 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop files here

  1. muthalovin Avatar

    Man, every day Craigslist just seems more and more magical.
    I have always like the Galaxies, and this takes it to the max.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    A long time ago, in a Galaxie far far away…

  3. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    Oh no! He's parked on the driveway!

  4. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Not acceptable: 427 on the hood, 460 under it.

    1. acarr260 Avatar

      Man, I really liked this car, but that is misleading. I wonder if the output is in the same neighborhood as the original. Don't get me wrong, I'd still rock it's socks off at the track, but I would have to peel off the 427 decals if they aren't accurate.

%d bloggers like this: