February 2017 purchase $28,000, Odometer at purchase 85,472 and for engine overhaul. See spending report totaling $45,683.44
Proper rebuild on the engine [see the receipts]; this is the correct engine and if the rpm was kept in a reasonable range it’s likely the original. Has hard exhaust seats, new valve guides, heavy duty oil pump, new large capacity oil pan, long tubing headers, crankshaft ground mains -0.030″, rods -0.020″ balanced, 427 Rods, Crower cam grind# 278FDP [see spec sheet] , bore +.080″ with 406 pistons. Sparkling performance indeed. This Starliner is quicker than my 1963 Galaxie 500XL with modified 427.
Top loader 4-speed, Hurst shifter, new 3.70 ring and pinion, new positraction clutches and springs, 31-spline axles, traction bars, new u-joints, shocks, ball joints, all front suspension bushings, clutch, fresh hydraulics, carburetor kits, new throttle body bushings and shafts, new fuel pump, aluminum radiator, water pump, 90-amp alternator. Cragar mags with new BFG tires [approximately 2,500 miles]; also one new Cragar with new zero-miles tire in the trunk. Driven regularly.
However unsubstantiated – this was supposedly a drag strip car setup by Holman and Moody for a Ford Dealer in Delaware. Telltale signs indicate this may be true, take a look at the accelerator pedal, safety-wired bolts for the motor mounts, and original hi-capacity oil pan [in the trunk]. In those days the work orders were by owner’s name, not VIN; you’ll have to do some sleuthing. Maybe someone can crack that story. The previous owner is pretty sure of this story; call him if this matters. Additionally fiberglass fenders, hood, and front bumper for the weight savings.
There are now supposedly only 100 to 120 of these HI-PO Starliners existing with the correct engine according to the Galaxie Club? These were drag race cars for the most part, the engines thus suffering the rigors of mortis thereof and when exploded were set aside for a transplant I suppose. So here is a survivor with the correct engine.
Typical floor pan and trunk issues, however poorly repaired. No observable frame rust. Paint and upholstery approximately 15 years ago.
This is likely not new to anyone with an old car, I have too much invested; now time for a new owner who understands the value of this rare HI-PO Starliner survivor. Repro steel wheels and dog dish caps, and/or Cragar mags both available with new MT tires – offer please. The Weld Racing forged aluminum wheels in the photos are a not part of this offer.