Cool eBay Find #108

Some people love a tribute car, and I don’t normally count myself among them. I couldn’t keep track of the amount of times I’ve rolled my eyes at yet another General Lee – those cars should have their own character. This Ford Galaxie however pays homage to the car raced by Dan Gurney in the 1963 Daytona 500 NASCAR race. Apparently all that is needed to complete the look is big zeros on the roof and doors. The car is a big block 352 V8 and the exhaust is pretty much straight through, so you can expect for this car to be loud even if it isn’t fast! It’s got larger wheels on it and apparently they rub on big bumps or on full lock, which sounds like a real joy to drive. There is a whole lot more info in the listing including a few niggles that the owner has such as the auto choke not working but with a car as old as this things like that aren’t unusual. The owner also thinks that the paintwork is original and is fantastically patinated which can be a great thing, especially on old American cars. It’s currently bid up to just over £8,100 with the reserve not met and it looks like a lot of car for the money to me. Just over a thousand pounds per cylinder!

Cool eBay Find #108


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