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National Award Winning Starliner Roush 427 V8 C6 w/Overdrive PS A/C

Make: Ford
Model: Galaxie
SubModel: Starliner
Type: Other
Doors: 2
Year: 1960
Mileage: 1,543
Color: Burgundy
Engine: 427 V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner Additional Info:


Build completed in 2010Winner of multiple national awards / Street Rodder Magazine cover featureROUSH Performance 427SR V8C6 3-speed automatic transmission / Gear Vendor overdriveCustom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Modern Alpine audioCustom suspension / Ridetech air bagsPower rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes / 18-inch EVOD wheelsCurrie 9-inch rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.73 gearsTastefully modified body / Custom PPG Raspberry Pearl paintSale includes a build book, estoration receipts, he car's magazine feature and 16 trophies

Want to celebrate summer in a razor-sharp kustom that draws crowds at shows and turn heads on the strip? You can always buy a nice Chevy - Like everyone else... You COULD find a cool old Dodge and raise a few eyebrows... Or, ou can call RK Motors Charlotte and snatch up this incredible Ford Galaxie! Featured in the August, 011 edition of Street Rodder Magazine, his unique national award-winner wraps a brutal ROUSH Performance 427 in a modern, idetech-equipped suspension, ustom-finished steel and supple leather hides. And if you're looking for a fun classic that mixes one-of-a-kind style with top-of-the-line performance, t's the good time you've been patiently waiting for!


Officially baptized in to the Kustom world by Hot Rods & Custom Stuff of Escondido, alifornia, his super slick Starliner has been carefully finessed and expertly finished to the absolute highest standards. The smooth surfaces that make up the car's sleek profile are entirely comprised of clean sheetmetal that was fully blasted, itted with fresh rockers, ated to a new trunk pan and laboriously block-sanded. That solid shell shines in a killer coat of custom Raspberry Pearl 2-stage that's been lovingly buffed to a trophy-winning glare. And today, his Ford rolls as one excellent-looking custom that's completely devoid of filler, uestionable seams, trange bulges or anything else that might demerit its otherwise superior construction.

Beginning in 1960, he Galaxie traded ostentatious '50s bling for the Space Age traits that would eventually define one of the best decades of automotive design. And this coupe, laying on the decidedly minimalist appeal of the street rodding movement, ushes that aesthetic even further. At the front of the car, custom, olor-keyed grille plants custom-mounted headlights between a nosed hood, tainless-trimmed marker lamps and a narrowed, ucked and smoothed bumper. Behind that hood, ike-new glass rides inside a filled cowl, traight stainless and capped windshield wipers. Beneath that glass, flowing, onochromatic profile centers shaved doors between modified rocker trim, lassy gun sight fender toppers and first generation Mustang mirrors. And at the back of those doors, orrect pillar stars fall on a shaved trunk that caps factory taillights, color-keyed valance, nd a second narrowed, ucked and smoothed bumper.


How many times have you spotted a racy Kustom, auntered over to grab a closer look and discovered some lackadaisical '40s powertrain dozing under its hood? No disrespect to 6-cylinder builds or flatty Ford fans, ut some enthusiasts value performance more than authenticity. Dyno-ed at 460 rear-wheel horsepower in January of 2009, his Galaxie's ROUSH Performance 427SR twists big compression into rocket-like torque. At the top of the Dart block, polished and color-keyed air cleaner mixes fresh oxygen with pure fossils in a 770cfm Holley 4-barrel that's seated between a Lokar throttle cable and braided fuel line. That carburetor funnels food through a polished Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, hich seats a billet MSD distributor in front of an MSD Blaster SS coil. That distributor is centered between 9mm ROUSH wires, hich snake spark around aluminum heads, iseco pistons, -beam rods, roller cam and a forged 4340 crank. Those CNC-ported heads hang polished and color-keyed valve covers over coated long-tube headers. Charge is provided by modern serpentine components, hich spin a PSC power steering pump beneath a Sanden AC compressor. And cooling comes courtesy of a polished Be Cool radiator, hich hangs dual electric puller fans behind a custom support that's tied directly in to the car's modified frame rails. Aesthetically, recessed firewall, moothed fenders and a fully finished hood make the balanced, lueprinted and Raspberry-coated mill look right at home. And well-planned details, ike polished caps, rick dipsticks and ROUSH wire looms are both functional and appealing.


Take a look under this incredible custom and you'll find a highly modified skeleton that's been completely polished, oated and plated. At the front of the car's modified floors, Mustang II suspension employs Bilstein shocks, idetech air bags and power rack-and-pinion steering. Behind that front clip, Gearstar-built C6 jerks a Gear Vendor overdrive unit, hich rides atop a third electric cooling fan. Behind that driveline, tough Currie 9-inch spins 31-spline axles, posi-trac differential and big, .73 gears between two more Ridetech air bags. The aforementioned headers roll spent gases through coated pipes that center an X-shaped crossover in front of Flowmaster Hushpower II mufflers. At the corners of that exhaust, olished Wilwood calipers clamp four drilled and slotted rotors. On the outside of those discs, tarliner-branded EVODs spin 245/40ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 295/45ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs. And everything, rom this Ford's Wilwood proportioning valve to its quick Powermaster starter, s decidedly top notch.


The car's supple interior, completely custom creation installed by Armando's Custom Upholstery of San Jacinto, alifornia, ighlights modern technology while honoring old school heritage. Plush leather seats, lide in the front and a custom bench out back, ide on clean Barley carpet that's stretched between LizardSkin floors, olor-keyed mats and leather-wrapped sills. In front of those seats, "Starliner" branded dash anchors rear-mounted Auto Meter Nexus telemetry inside a custom, lack anodized instrument panel. At the base of that dash, custom console centers touch-screen Alpine audio just right of controls for the aforementioned Ridetech air bags. Opposite that console, culpted side panels hang polished door handles in front of power-operated windows. In front of the driver, leather-wrapped Recaro steering wheel laps a tilting Flaming River column and billet foot pedals. And behind the cockpit, fully finished trunk features upscale storage space.


Naturally, build like this gets a lot of attention. Here's a short list of this Galaxie's major accolades.

Featured on the cover of the August, 011 edition of Street Rodder MagazineFirst Place Class Award at the 2010 Grand National Roadster ShowAward of Excellence at the 2010 Goodguys Del Mar NationalsTop Ten at the 2010 SEMA Show 'N ShineThirteen additional awards from various local events


A build bookBuild receiptsA component manual for the car's Gear Vendors overdriveOfficial dyno results from ROUSH PerformanceAn official fender tag from ROUSH PerformanceA copy of the car's Street Rodder cover featureThe aforementioned awards

This exceptional Starliner is one of the coolest cruisers in the Galaxy! Not only is this Ford a fully restored classic that's being offered at a fraction of its build cost, t's also a unique hot rod that's far removed from typical factory metal. Well-done early '60s Fords don't come along too often, nd given the attention this hardtop is drawing, t certainly won't last long!