1962 FORD GALAXIE XL 2 DOOR HARDTOP 427 SOHC - 98880Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #1318 1962 FORD GALAXIE XL 2 DOOR HARDTOP 427 SOHChttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/98880/98880_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1318 1962 FORD GALAXIE XL 2 DOOR HARDTOP 427 SOHC
Lot #1318 - Ex Mike Jackson, Tom Cantrell, Bill Cotter. 427 SOHC factory Hemi motor. Forced to stop production when NASCAR cried foul, the 427 SOHC engine is incredibly rare. The "Crammer" as it is known did become a drag strip icon. Mated to a Peacock Blue Galaxie 500 XL. It features a 4" billet crank, Crower rods, Aria pistons, Crane custom ground cam, one-off Hogan intake, it produces well over 600hp. These factory Ford SOHC motors have been cloned and re-popped but the real thing is a rare item. The Ford 427 SOHC was originally designed to maintain NASCAR dominance in response to the then-new Chrysler 426 Hemi engine. Unfortunately, the engine was so powerful (and Chrysler's influence so great) that NASCAR banned the SOHC from competition before ever making an appearance, making it the first and only engine ever banned from the professional NASCAR circuit. The legislation forced Ford to stop production after making only about 200 motors. Though often cloned, many of the 50 or so known examples to exist today are incomplete. This is perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire two SOHC engines at once, presented in two fabulous period vehicles.
**SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT 1318.1**
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