There are so many custom cars based on models sold in the 1960s that garages really need to step up their efforts to come up with something really worthwhile. And the 1960 Ford Galaxie featured in the gallery below is certainly worthwhile.
You’re looking at an old building, which gained widespread recognition about ten years ago, and won awards at the Grand National Roadster Show, the Goodguys Del Mar Nationals, and of course, SEMA. Building is for sale now.
The Galaxie is a model that wasn’t around much, as it was manufactured by Blue Oval from 1958 to 1974 for the US market. Subsequent iterations of the model have become favorites in the custom industry, and we’ve seen a large share of them in recent months.
This one here is definitely at the top of my dedicated Galaxie list when it comes to looks and mechanics. Wrapped in a color called Raspberry Pearl over the entire broken body, it was fitted with new rocker arms, a new grille and hood, but it also lost things like the door handles.
The way the shop behind it has styled the car makes it look tapered and sharp, much more than a stock Galaxie, and in a very interesting way thanks to the low stance.
Under the hood is a Ford 427SR engine built by Roush Performance. We haven’t been told the specifications, but the unit usually hits about 510 hp, in this case distributed through a Gearstar-built C6 automatic transmission with Gear Vendors overdrive.
Every modification made to the vehicle has been documented, and the vehicle is sold complete with instruction manuals and information from parts suppliers.
Knowing all of that, the $98,500 sticker price that comes with the car isn’t surprising.