Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight 

  • built in Sweden
  • 1963
  • 425 HP 7.0L
In the middle of 1963, Ford ordered the construction of 200 lightweight Galaxies that were intended for the dragstrip.
Especially well documented, this original 1963陆 427 Lightweight Galaxie is exactly as V.P. Motto specified it 46 years ago.

Data points Key details of the Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight


Galaxie 500 Lightweight
425 HP
987 HP

Engine size

Galaxie 500 Lightweight
6,997 cc
GT 86
2,000 cc
Supra Turbo
3,000 cc

In The News From around the web


Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight
Bostrum lightweight buckets replace the stock bench seat; the heater, radio, clock, armrests and dash pad are all missing, and the shifter sprouts from under a thin rubber mat rather than carpeting.
Nearly 5,000 cars were sold with the legendary 427 engine and some of those with the R-Code, dual-quad 425-horsepower version of the 427 V8.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Type of car Production car
Year 1963
Highest auction price 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Factory Lightweight, $123k, January 2010


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Maximum hp 425 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,997 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
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