Featured Fords

1963 Galaxie 500 XL

This stunning 1963 Galaxie 500 XL belongs to Gary and Kae Wise of Molalla, OR. Gary acquired his love of Fords at 20 years of age, when he started working for the Holman-Williams Ford Dealership in Molalla, OR. In 1960, Gary and his wife Kae bought their first Ford, a 1960 Red Starliner, 352 3-speed car. In November of 1962, the 1963-1/2, Sports Hardtop with the 427/425 engine became available. The couple just had to have one. Kae's color choice was Rose Beige metallic, with a black interior. This made the Ford 500 XL the prettiest car in town. Gary chose the R-code 427 engine, 4-speed transmission, 4:11 rear end gears, alternator, and transistorized ignition to round out the powertrain.

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1963 Fairlane

In 1963, I bought a new red Fairlane. I met my wife, dated, went on our honeymoon and brought our daughter home from the hospital in it. In 1968, I traded it off for a ’68 Torino, but I always wanted another 1963 Fairlane. About 14 years ago I found this one. It was in very bad shape. $30,000 later and a lot of hard work, I think it turned out pretty good. It has a strong 302 engine and a C4 transmission. I narrowed the 8" rear end so I could fit larger wheels and wider tires. It has classic gauges, a Flaming River steering wheel and tilt column, and a Lokar shifter with a custom console. Front seats came out of a Mitsubishi Galant. Wheels are Cragar 390s. The color is 2007 Mustang Red. Hope you all enjoy the pictures!

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1963 Fairlane

In 1963, I bought a new red Fairlane. I met my wife, dated, went on our honeymoon and brought our daughter home from the hospital in it. In 1968, I traded it off for a ’68 Torino, but I always wanted another 1963 Fairlane. About 14 years ago I found this one. It was in very bad shape. $30,000 later and a lot of hard work, I think it turned out pretty good. It has a strong 302 engine and a C4 transmission. I narrowed the 8" rear end so I could fit larger wheels and wider tires. It has classic gauges, a Flaming River steering wheel and tilt column, and a Lokar shifter with a custom console. Front seats came out of a Mitsubishi Galant. Wheels are Cragar 390s. The color is 2007 Mustang Red. Hope you all enjoy the pictures!

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La Carrera Panamericana

La Carrera Panamericana is a competitive vintage race/rally format consisting of a two person team in each car: a piloto (driver) and co-piloto (navigator). It is the only road rally in the world with sections allowing unlimited speed, in which the road is closed until the racers pass through on their way to the northern Mexican border.

A little history about the event: It all started in 1950 by the Mexican government, which invited international race car drivers and car manufacturers to come and race on the newly paved Panamerican Highway through mainland Mexico. It was a tremendous success and attracted lots of attention, until the last race in 1954.

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1958 Edsel Citation Convertible

This unusually fine 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible (one of 930 produced) resides in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Steve Edwards purchased his Edsel in 1992 in Northern California. Since then, he's invested a ton of time and money to take his car to higher standards.

This particular 1958 Edsel has won 2 Best of Show trophies, and many first place honors. The car is equipped with a 410 V8, power steering, brakes, windows and seat, plus a Town & Country radio. Since the car was sold new in Southern California, there is absolutely no rust on the undercarriage, or on the body itself. Steve keeps the car in a humidity-controlled garage.

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1969 Ranchero 428 Cobra Jet

Sometime prior to the first week of December, 1968, representatives of the famous Ford performance dealership “Hayward Motors” in Hayward, California, prepared an order for a “local promotion” vehicle under DSO item #8991. This placed into motion a series of events that resulted in the production of a 1969 Ranchero 428 Cobra Jet– a car destined to become coveted by collectors nearly 46 years hence.

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1970 Cyclone GT

My 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT has the 429 CJ C6 Automatic and Traction Loc 9” 3.00:1 rear end. It’s got factory air, power windows, PS, PDB, bucket seats, tinted windows, console floor shift with the spoiler gauge package, and a 140 mph speedo. It also has Ram Air, hideaway headlights, a chin spoiler, and Magnum 500 wheels.

I installed an Aluminum Blue Thunder chrome powder coated intake and also added a chrome powder coated high-volume Edelbrock water pump. I also installed Holman & Moody camshaft springs and lifters and a double roller timing chain and gear. The car has a little over 100K miles on it, so I added new main and rod bearings as well as rings a few years ago and also had the heads rebuilt so I could run unleaded gas. Port work on the heads was done and it also received a Pertronix electronic ignition and igniter coil with a 750 Holley carb.

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'63 Falcon: Patriot Missle

I started building the car in 1995. It has been, and is still, street legal. I have license plates that are current on it now. I’ve had approximately 18 different engines in the car; from a 580-horse pump gas engine, to the current 1900 horse unit. Transmissions range from a Jerico 4-speed tranny to the current Powerglide. I was the number one qualifier for 3 years in a row at the Super Chevy event in Pomona where they had a special event for street cars. I didn’t win, but it was fun being the top qualifier at a Chevy meet with a Ford! I’m still modifying things on the car to harness all of the power. Gil Navarez in Las Vegas, NV, did the initial tuning on the chassis dyno. He has been extremely helpful in tuning the turbo motor so as not to damage anything, yet have enough power to race. Thanks to my crewman George Derrington who attends all of the races with me. I thank my God for the opportunity to be able to play at this level, and for each safe pass I make.

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1953 F600

After many months of looking, driving, searching and disappointment, turning into the long driveway in Caro, Michigan, my wife Barbi loudly exclaimed "That's It!" Sitting at the end of the driveway was this beautifully restored 1953 F600 that had been listed on Craigslist. We greeted the owner, and without hesitation, I told him that we would buy it. I asked him the story behind the vehicle, but he didn't know too much about it. We agreed on the price, and I was now driving this classic for the next six hours to Petoskey, MI.

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1966 Country Squire

I purchased the car as a retirement project for $3500. It was missing all the woodgrain, and the moldings were broken and faded with half of the chrome buttons missing. Interior was not bad, but the seats were split and the vinyl was brittle. The car was originally sold from Parkside Ford in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 21, 1966.

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