Originally developed as a back-up plan in case NHRA didn't approve the Thunderbolt Super Stock program, the 1964 Lightweight became one of Ford's most successful drag cars.
Fifty of these cars were built - 25 with 4 speed transmissions, 25 were automatics. Both versions went on to dominate their classes. Performance was so superior that NHRA pacified the competition by creating a new, separate class for the Fords.
This Osburn Trucking car set the National Record in AA/S and competed successfully at the NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis.
- Model - 63B 2dr. Galaxie 500 Fastback
- Shipping weight - approximately 3,740 pounds.
- Exterior color - white.
- Interior trim - red vinyl.
- 427 dual - quad high-riser engine.
- Heavy-duty automatic transmission available.
- Manual transmission version has ratios of 2.36, 1.66. 1.23 and 1.00 and includes RC aluminum bell-housing.
- Rear axle has 4.71-to-1 ratio for automatic and 4.57-to-1 ratio for manual transmission vehicles, both with Detroit Locker differential.
- Battery has been mounted in trunk.
- Lightweight front bucket seats.
- Lightweight floor mats.
- Forced air induction system.
- Grille modified to allow maximum air flow.
- Fiberglass hood with bubble.
- Heater and defroster omitted.
- Sealer, deadener and sound package omitted.