Friday, October 2, 2009

1962 Ford Galaxie 500XL
Factory Race Car

This 1962 Galaxie 500XL stood out as one of the best examples of Ford Muscle Cars. It was large and had clean lines along with a powerful 406 cubic inch V-8 that developed 405 horsepower. This engine was equipped with triple carbs and a special cam. It was known as a "T-Bird Special 406". Included with 406 special was a B-W four speed with ratio's of 2.36:1, 1.78:1, 1.41:1 and 1.0:1. This Ford Muscle Car obtained speeds of 140 MPH, 7 seconds 0-60 and the 1/4 mile in 15.5 seconds at 92 MPH.