1962 FORD GALAXIE XL 2 DOOR HARDTOP 427 SOHC - 98880 Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #1318 1962 FORD GALAXIE XL 2 DOOR HARDTOP 427 SOHC http://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

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1318
Year 1962
Make FORD
Model GALAXIE XL
Style 2 DOOR HARDTOP 427 SOHC
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 2P67Z177497
Exterior Color
Interior Color
Cylinders
Engine Size
Transmission
Description

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**
Events